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Patricia Burns

Patricia Burns Patricia Burns

Volunteer Coordinator & R.E.A.P. Career Counselor at Brookline Senior Center


Patricia Burns has significant experience as a public health program manager with a proven track record of project development, management, and evaluation, Federal grant writing and regulation, budget and work plan development and management, team building, and pre/post assessment and transition management. Patricia has built and led teams, and worked creatively with internal/external partners and funding sources. Prior to earning her MPH at BUSPH in 2001, she lived in rural Ethiopia for 3 years as a department head in a new health sciences college in the rural Southern Region. Most recently she supported teams in Puerto Rico (3 years) and Botswana (8 years) as a Senior Programs Manager and the Assistant Country Director for the Botswana PEPFAR AIDS Training and Site Support Program with the Harvard School of Public Health. Before transitioning into international health, Patricia was Vice President of Operations for Health Resources, Inc, a multi-facility private healthcare corporation headquartered in Massachusetts.

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Program Evaluation, Public Health, Program Management, GrantsProgram Development, Grant Management, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Communication, Communications Planning, Reproductive HealthTraining, Global Health, ResearchNonprofits, International Health

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