Harry Burns, Board Member

Harry Burns HeadshotChaplin Harry Burns, BA, MA, BCC, is a Chaplain at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, N.C.  He has been an ordained pastor in the AME Church for over twenty years. Harry was the first African American Minister appointed at the Citadel, The Military School of the South in 1987.

Harry holds a BA in Business Management from Shaw University in Raleigh and an MA in Religion from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, PA. Harry is a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Harry served as Director of Pastoral Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Squirrel Hill before coming to Charlotte and chaired the organization’s Spiritual Needs Committee for the 60th Annual Conference.

In 2009, Harry received the Mid Atlantic Affiliate Award from the American Heart Association. He also serves as a Health Educator for Presbyterian Hospital where he collaborates with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Health Department, The American Cancer Society, United Family Services, J.C. Smith University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and other institutions to raise public awareness of stoke prevention. Levering this leadership role, Harry has also brought enhanced awareness of stroke signs among the Latino and Native American communities.

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