Liana Burns, 27, just completed a master’s degree in health administration at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and has been shadowing the CEO of LifeBridge Health system as an administrative resident for the past year.
“Baltimore’s industry truly is health care. From the innovation that occurs at Johns Hopkins to the novel concepts related to payment and reimbursement (that) no one else in the country is doing, Baltimore leads the way,” Burns said.
Burns previously worked for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. In 2013, she created a nationwide patient speakers network for the foundation, identifying advocates in 25 states who came together in Washington, D.C. to voice their concerns about asthma and allergy specific legislation.
“Their voices as patients had much more effect than anything I could ever say,” Burns said. “This experience showed me the power of grassroots mobilization.”
Burns serves as the logistics chair on the Board of Directors of Women in Healthcare, which began in December 2015 in Washington D.C. and Baltimore. She is also a member of the Junior League of Baltimore and served last year as a committee co-chair. Burns volunteers monthly with Volunteering Untapped, serves on their Marketing Committee and is a member of the George Washington University Baltimore Alumni Committee.