As Chair of the Georgia Prevention Project, Larry Connolly brings a wealth of business and non-profit management experience to the organization. After a long and successful career as head of his own financial services companies, Mr. Connolly now serves as President of the Connolly Family Foundation and on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations. Most notably, he serves as president of CURE Childhood Cancer, headquartered in Atlanta.
In his business career, Mr. Connolly was the founder and CEO of Connolly LLC, serving healthcare payers and retailers. Connolly, LLC was sold to Advent International in 2012 and then merged with Atlanta-based iHealth Technologies in May of 2014.
Mr. Connolly earned his undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University and an MBA from Tulane University. He serves on the boards of two initiatives at Washington and Lee – the Shepherd Program for the Interdisciplinary Study of Poverty, and the Entrepreneurship Program. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Connolly iHealth, LLC of Atlanta, The Bleachers Corporation of Stamford, CT, and Cherokee Town and Country Club of Atlanta.
Lee Shaw serves as Chairman of the Georgia Meth Project, which he helped found in 2009. He also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Shaw Asset Management and Chairman of The Shaw Family Foundation. Previously, he was an executive for 19 years at Shaw Industries in Dalton, GA, prior to its purchase by Berkshire Hathaway in 2001. Established over 30 years ago, his family foundation focuses on programs that support education, healthcare, underprivileged youth, religion, historic preservation and strengthening local communities. In addition, Shaw serves on the Board of Directors of the Partnership at DrugFree.org, a national organization dedicated to solving the problem of teen substance abuse. Shaw also currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Marist School, and he has served on the board of St. Joseph’s Mercy Care Foundation and the board of the Cartersville/Bartow Community Foundation.
James B. Langford serves as Executive Director for the Georgia Meth Project. Well-known to many elected officials and policy makers, he has been appointed by five governors of Georgia over a 35-year period to several state-wide commissions and boards.
Mr. Langford has a long career in non-profit, public service programs that benefit communities and the state of Georgia. He is a former member of the Georgia Board of Natural Resources (DNR), the Governor’s Environmental Advisory Council and the Georgia Humanities Council.
From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Langford served as Georgia State Director of the Trust for Public Land, a national non-profit organization that creates parks and preserves open space. At TPL, he led the effort to design the connected park and greenspace system of the Atlanta BeltLine, and he directed the acquisition of more than $40 million of land to be converted from commercial and industrial uses into parkland.
A native of Calhoun, Georgia, he is the founder of two successful non-profits: the MillionMile Greenway, an organization that helps communities throughout the eastern United States preserve and connect greenspace, and the Coosawattee Foundation, an organization that concentrates its efforts on the study and protection of archaeological sites and environmentally sensitive areas.
For many years, Mr. Langford carried on a business career in parallel to his non- profit work. From 1985 to 2004, he was a co-founder and senior executive of successful high technology companies that focused on electronic commerce. One of those companies, Harbinger Corporation, became a publicly-held company in 1995. Early in his business career, he held positions with The Coca-Cola Company in Atlanta, New York City, Argentina, and the Caribbean.
Mr. Langford also serves on the Board of Councilors of the Carter Presidential Center, and he is a member of the Downtown Atlanta Rotary Club. He earned his undergraduate degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School.
Kaitlin Burkly is the Director of Programs for the Georgia Prevention Project. She provides oversight of the Georgia Meth Project, Georgia Rx Abuse Project, and all community outreach programs.
Before joining the Georgia Prevention Project, Kaitlin was a Peace Corps Volunteer. She spent two years in Mozambique, Africa working on education and community development projects that emphasized sustainability and community empowerment. She has many years of experience working with teens and young adults. Kaitlin gained invaluable knowledge about the Georgia Prevention Project during her time as the Community Outreach Specialist.
A native of Kennesaw, Georgia, Kaitlin earned her undergraduate degree in English from the University of Georgia. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from The Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University with a concentration in Community Partnerships. She is passionate about working with youth and using advocacy efforts and education to strengthen communities. She believes that prevention efforts and changing attitudes about substance abuse will make for a healthier Georgia, where young people can thrive.
Courtney Campbell is the Program Coordinator for the Georgia Prevention Project. As Program Coordinator, she is responsible for raising awareness and educating youth and young adults on the dangers and consequences of Prescription Drug abuse.
Prior to joining the Georgia Prevention Project, Courtney served as the Mission Intern at the Atlanta Women’s Foundation, where she assisted in several grantmaking and public policy initiatives. She also served as the Case Management Intern at a local nonprofit agency serving survivors of sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Throughout college, Courtney spent her summers abroad volunteering for various nonprofit organizations. From her international volunteer experiences and internships, Courtney brings an understanding of the necessity of collaborative partnerships between organizations and across sectors in creating healthier and more sustainable communities, families and individuals.
Courtney earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. In May of 2016, she received her Master of Social Work degree with a concentration in Community Partnerships from the same university. Courtney is thrilled to begin her professional career working in a role that combines two of her greatest passions: youth and community education.
As our new Community Outreach Specialist for the Georgia Prevention Project, Tiffany Cuthbert is primarily responsible for creating and maintaining community partnerships, providing education about meth and prescription drug abuse in schools, coordinating volunteers, and overseeing our Teen Advisory Council.
With years of experience in both the prevention and nonprofit sector, Tiffany earned her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University and is finishing her requirements to obtain a master’s of Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Prior to joining the Georgia Prevention Project, Tiffany served as a Prevention specialist for the Institute for Public Strategies. In that position, she worked with key stakeholders and communities within the city of Los Angeles, California to reduce the occurrence of teen marijuana use and underage drinking through education and policy work.
A native to Georgia, Tiffany is passionate about serving the community and improving the quality of life of residents and our youth. She believes in equipping parents, educators, and students with the tools and knowledge needed to reduce teen and young adult substance use; such as ways to eliminate a range of harms and prevent access.