Marsha Stanton, PhD, MS, RN

Marsha Stanton is a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration and Education, a Master of Science in Health & Human Services, and a PhD in Health Services Administration and Education. She currently serves as the Executive Director of Program Development, Advocacy and External Affairs at Horizon Pharma, Inc. Her career has spanned clinical practice, program development, health professionals education, publication planning and advocacy development. She is nationally known for her work in the area of pain management, and has published and presented in this field. She has served in leadership roles with the American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Utah Pain Management Nurses, American Academy of Pain Management, and Pain Management Education Consultants. Prior to assuming her new position, she served as the Sr. Director of Advocacy and External Affairs for Pfizer, Inc and King Pharmaceuticals, was Director of Scientific Communication for Alpharma Pharmaceuticals and Director of Medical Education at Purdue Pharma, L.P. In these positions, she was responsible for professional education of nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, pharmacists, consumers and others at national, regional and international levels. In these roles, she served on the corporate advisory council for six professional associations. In 2006, she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Pain Management Nurses. In 2009 she received the first Educator of the Year award for Industry, given by the American Society of Pain Educators and in 2010 was given the Educator of the Year award by the National Association for Drug Diversion Investigators.