Vice President, Professional Affairs
American Pharmacists Association
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 payment for pharmacists’ services, collaboration with other health care practitioner organizations, and health care quality. She leads the Association’s practice initiatives on pain management and the opioid crisis, and also works on APhA’s medication management, medication safety, Health IT, and credentialing and privileging programs. She has served on many medication management, quality, and prescription drug misuse and abuse advisory councils. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pharmacy Quality Alliance (PQA), the National Advisory Board for the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, and the Council for Credentialing in Pharmacy. 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.