executive Director

Lily Pabian joined We Love BuHi as its Executive Director in the fall of 2019. When asked why she loves Buford Highway, her answer was simple, “because it was our family’s first home.” As former development director for a local nonprofit serving individuals who are blind or visually impaired, Lily understands the importance of impact and focuses on the relationships behind the experiences throughout her campaigns and programs.

With a background in journalism and anthropology, Lily has a passion for all things related to culture, diversity, and history. She believes that people build up communities by connecting through societal commonalities as art, food, family systems, wisdom, and traditions of passing stories from one generation to the next.

As an Atlanta native and mother to three community-active teens, Lily served as a member of Fulton County’s School Governance Council, PTSA President, and was a proud recipient of GADOE’s Parent Leadership Award.

 Contact: Lily@WeloveBuHi.org