She is the President of Resource And Promotion of Health Alliance, Inc. (PastorBurnettPictureTOOR.A.P.H.A., Inc.), a Health Education and Promotion Consulting Company, and Immediate Past-Chairman of the National Council of Churches, USA Justice and Advocacy Commission and member of its Health Taskforce. For her work across the church, the justice system, and the education of medical students, new public health professionals and theologians, Dr. Burnett embodies the rallying cry for a comprehensive approach to healing that encourages dialogue as it seeks resources, de-stigmatizes as it supports, educates as it medicates.As leader of R.A.P.H.A., Inc., she oversees a health education and promotion consulting company for faith-based (FBO) and community (CBO) organizations striving to optimize health for their communities. R.A.P.H.A. proactively assists assist FBOs and CBOs with implementing and expanding their health programs, networking and collaborating with federal, state and local governmental agencies, other health related entities, as well as other FBOs, and CBOs. The company also assists public and private entities with networking with FBOs and CBOs.Rev. Dr. Burnett sees the faith-based community as a powerful emissary of this form of healing, whose approach is based on the ancient African view of total mind, body and soul wholeness. She is a powerful, determined exponent of the Social Gospel and a catalyst for change on local, national and global levels. She sees faith-based organizations as specifically empowered to create this possibility and has put the power of her commitment to support their efforts.In addition, her past and present professional experiences range from Chief of Respiratory Therapy and Medical Director of two correctional facilities to the continuation of creating great healers as an Instructor of Medicine and Associate Professor of Spirituality and Health at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). As Associate Professor of Spirituality and Health, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ministry and Context and Special Guest Lecturer and Ministry and Context Site Director, she developed curriculum and implemented an academic course, continuing education and community-based models for the promotion of environmental stewardship and justice awareness. She also taught the following Ministry and Context courses: Ministry and Context: Community Health Promotion (jointly with Morehouse School of Medicine and Clark Atlanta University School of Social Work); iCARE2 (I Care About the Dream Too! – a youth designed and led servant-learning program focused on the development, cultivation and nurture of youth leadership abilities; and providing an opportunity for skill utilization); and Justice and Stewardship for the Environment. She developed and has taught and continues to teach courses or modules pertinent to topics in the field of Spirituality and Health, to include Special Topics in Pastoral Care and Counseling.She served as Director of Faith and the City, founding Director of the Institute for Faith-Health Leadership and Institutional Review Board at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia. In these roles she developed and implemented community-based models for the promotion of environmental stewardship and justice awareness while obtaining funding through grants and contracts for the programming. She nurtured a spirit of mutual community, shared responsibility, and common destiny, among citizens of the metropolitan Atlanta region and beyond while promoting public leadership and public health in ministry. She created and expanded a practical program of research, technical assistance and collaboration for faith-health leaders and their communities as they addressed the many health issues impacting urban and rural communities. Dr. Burnett served as the ITC liaison to the Morehouse School of Medicine Center of Excellence on Health Disparities and provided leadership to developing the ITC Institutional Review Board.She is a zealot in obtaining her credentials. She received a B. A. in Psychology from York College of the City University of New York in 1981; then undertook postgraduate studies in 1983 from Queens College of CUNY and obtained a Doctor of Medicine in 1987 from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Burnett completed her Internal Medicine internship and medical residency at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Thirteen years later, she obtained a Master of Public Health in 2000 in Social and Behavioral Sciences from the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia along with a Master of Divinity from Turner Seminary at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Geor
gia. She continues to seek continuing education credits in medicine, public health and ministry.Rev. Burnett was born the eldest of two daughters in Jamaica, New York to James A. and the late Juliette D. Burnett. Dr. Burnett has served her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as a charter member, president, secretary, parliamentarian officer and assistant graduate advisor of Nu
Mu (Queens County Undergraduate Chapter). Currently she is a life and a convention member. She is the recipient of many social, civic, and academic awards as fitting for a citizen 0with such a large appetite for education and service to her communi
ty.Above all, Dr. Miriam Burnett is a person focused upon service with compassion, work with excellence and love without bias.

Rev. Dr. Miriam J. Burnett was ordained itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church (AMEC) in September, 1995 and is presently serving as Medical Director of the Connectional Health Commission of the AME Church and as Pastor of New Bethel AME Church, Willow Grove, PA. Most recently, she served as Supply Pastor of Mt. Carmel AMEC, Sharpsburg, GA and Associate Minister at Flipper Temple AMEC in Atlanta, Georgia. As a minister and medical doctor, Rev. Dr. Burnett is a strong advocate of ‘holistic health,’ a concept that embodies physical, psychological, social, economic and spiritual health, and is powerfully explained in her speeches across the US and the globe.