As a senior specialist/ technical assistance director at Altarum, Ms. Burden provides support for grantees of the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. Her area of focus is behavioral health, with an emphasis on peer recovery support services.
Ms. Burden has experience leading diverse for-profit and non-profit organizations, in positions ranging from managing editor of community newspaper, director of education and training of a statewide AIDS project, and executive director of an LGBTQ community center. Prior to joining Altarum, Ms. Burden was the Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Accreditation of Peer Recovery Support Services during its start-up year.
Ms. Burden has extensive experience in organizational development, community development, program planning and development, staff and volunteer development, grant writing and fund development, and media relations and marketing. She has provided consultation to nonprofits, and developed and presented trainings around the country under the aegis of several federal agencies and programs including the US Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.