Marsha Stanton, PhD, RN is co-founder and serves on the board of directors of the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD). Dr. Stanton’s career has spanned clinical practice, program development, health professional education, publication planning, alliance development and legislative engagement. She is nationally known for her work in the area of pain management and addiction, and has published and presented in these fields on numerous occasions. She has served in leadership roles with the American Society for Pain Management Nursing, Intermountain West Pain Management Nurses, American Society for Pain Management Nursing Southern California chapter, Academy of Integrative Pain Management, American Academy of Pain Medicine and Pain Management Education Consultants.
Dr. 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. Dr. Stanton has received multiple awards and recognitions, including the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN) in 2006, and the Lifetime National Advocacy award from ASPMN in 2016. 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. Dr. Stanton has been actively involved in the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Foundation since its inception, and was awarded the Distinguished Service award from AAPM in 2014.