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Amy Acton
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Amy Acton's career started as a burn nurse and later as a nurse manager at the Spectrum Health Regional Burn Center located in Grand Rapids, MI, where she herself was treated at the age of 18 for an electrical burn injury. In 1998, Amy was named the CEO of the Phoenix Society for Burn Survivors, where she has dedicated her career to advocating for the expansion of burn recovery services and resources for burn survivors and their loved ones. Since joining Phoenix Society, Amy and the team of dedicated staff and volunteers have developed and expanded several national programs that have significantly increased accessibility to long-term recovery resources for those in the burn community.

As the leader of the Phoenix Society, Amy has led the transformation of the organization from the original founding board and direct service provider to positioning Phoenix Society as the leading resource, connector, and authority on living with a burn.

She is the Chair of the National Fire Protection Association's Board of Directors, a member of the Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition's Board of Directors, and has served on numerous American Burn Association committees. Amy was the founding co-chair of the Phoenix Society and the ABA joint committee on Aftercare and Reintegration.

Amy is grateful for the opportunity to work with the Phoenix staff and so many devoted hospital partners and colleagues serving those impacted by a burn injury. Her family's deep love and support have always been the touchstone that fuels her purpose and passion.
Amy Acton