Former JDRF Executive to join Georgia Arthritis Foundation as President and CEO

Life Science Partner recruits Rob Shaw, Former Executive Director of the Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Life Science Partner announces the recruitment of Rob Shaw, a not-for-profit healthcare focused executive, to the Georgia Arthritis Foundation.  The Arthritis Foundation is a nationwide nonprofit organization leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases with more than 500,000 volunteers, 46 chapters and 150 community service sites.  The Georgia Arthritis Foundation works to improve the quality of life for children and adults with rheumatic diseases and their families.  The Arthritis Foundation works to improve medical care, provide collective and individual advocacy, stimulate research, and provide education and support for a disease that affects people of all ages.

Shaw is an experienced fundraiser and health advocate.  In Shaw’s most recent role at the Georgia Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), he successfully led the organization in raising millions of dollars each year for the JDRF program through a wide variety of community fundraising events and a major gifts program.

A native Floridian, Rob moved to the coast of Georgia in 1992 and then relocated to Atlanta in 1994.  Over the past thirteen years, Rob has been actively working with not-for-profits including: Project Open Hand, AIDS Walk Atlanta and the American Heart Association.

“In addition to being a seasoned and successful fundraising executive, Rob exhibits a genuine passion and commitment that is magnet for enthusiastic volunteers and board members,” noted Tom Callaway, MD, founder and president of Life Science Partner.

Rob received his Bachelors degree in Science and Journalism from the University of Florida in Gainesville.

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