Anne Burns

Anne L. Burns, BSPharm, RPh, is Vice President, Professional Affairs, at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She is responsible for the Association’s strategic initiatives focused on advancing pharmacists’ patient care services in team-based care delivery models, as well as collaboration with other health care practitioners, health care quality, and payment for pharmacists' services. She leads the Association’s practice initiatives on pain management and the opioid crisis, and also works on APhA’s medication management, Health IT, medication safety, and credentialing and privileging programs. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance, the National Advisory Board for the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, the National Academy of Medicine Opioid Action Collaborative Pain Management Guidelines and Evidence Standards Working Group, and is Chair of the Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Workgroup on Professional Service Claims and Codes.

Ms. Burns joined APhA in 1997. Prior to APhA, she served on the faculty at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Pharmacy. She received her BS in pharmacy from OSU and completed the Wharton Executive Management Program for Pharmacy Leaders.