MPA | Our Leadership and Governance

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is led and governed by executive, legislative and judicial divisions.

MPA Executive Board

The MPA Executive Board serves as the executive governing division of the Association. The Board consists of the officers of the Association, Board members, and the Speaker and Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates as well as the chair of the MPA Student Pharmacist Executive Council. This group is responsible for advancing the goals and objectives of the Association. The Executive Board strengthens and advances MPA, shapes its personality, defines its goals and charts its future. The Board accomplishes this through strong cooperation and awareness of the needs, desires and attitudes of its members. It is the Board’s responsibility to do as much as possible to ensure that information flows in both directions between Board members and Association members.

The Executive Board holds the following responsibilities:

  • Authority and responsibility of conducting the business and administering the finances of the Association.
  • Adoption of an annual budget for the Association.
  • Appoint and annually review the chief executive officer.
  • Approve the time and place for the Annual Convention & Exposition and other business meetings of the Association.
  • Determination of the fiscal year and operational year for the financial and functional activities of the Association.
  • Approval of the Committees and commissions of the Association, such other organizational units deemed necessary for the conduct of Association affairs, and the Committees and Task Forces of the Board.
  • Fill all vacancies which may occur on the Board and act on applications for membership in the Association.
  • Act on appeals from members emanating from decisions of the Ethics and Practice Commission wherein sanctions are imposed for violation of the Code of Professional Ethics of the Association.
  • Establish and maintain an organizational relationship with the American Pharmacists Association.
  • Report at each business meeting of the Association the actions of the Board and positions of the Association since its last report.
  • Perform other functions as may be designated in the Bylaws or by the House of Delegates.

2021 MPA Executive Board Officers

  Charlie Mollien, chair
  Hudsonville, MSCP
  Meijer, Inc.
Heather L. Christensen, president
Rockford, MSHP
Spectrum Health United Hospital
 Mike Crowe, president-elect
 Grand Blanc, MSCP
Mark Glasper, secretary/
chief executive officer

Michigan Pharmacists Association
Heather M. Somand, treasurer
Ann Arbor, MSHP
University of Michigan Health System
Katie Axford, speaker of the
House of Delegates
Rockford, MSHP
Ferris State University, College of Pharmacy
Joseph Leonard, vice speaker of the House of Delegates
Flushing, MSCP

2021 MPA Executive Board Members

Hope Broxterman
Traverse City, MSHP
Munson Medical Center
Ryan Greenley
Chassell, MSCP
Aspirus Laurium Clinic
Sarah Hill
Fowlerville, MSCP
Community Mental Health
Jesse Hogue
Portage, MSHP
Bronson Methodist Hospital
Doreen Kern
Interlochen, MSPT
Munson Community Health Center Pharmacy
Ryan Moore
Otsego, MSCP
Moore Family Pharmacy
Jamie Tharp
Ann Arbor, CSPM
University Hospital Michigan Medicine
Thomas Tomaski
Gaylord, CSPM
Ambulatory Infusion Care North
Joseph Haroney
SPEC, chair

* CSPM - Consultant and Specialty Pharmacists of Michigan; MSCP - Michigan Society of Community Pharmacists, MSHP - Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists; SMPA - Student Michigan Pharmacists Association

Executive Board members can access their meeting materials online.

MPA House of Delegates
The House of Delegates is the legislative division of the Association, composed of representatives of recognized component organizations, affiliated chapters, the MPA Executive Board and counties without local association representation. All delegates are members of the Association in good standing.

The House of Delegates holds the following responsibilities:

  • Interpret the objectives of the Association as stated in the MPA Bylaws.
  • Adopt rules or procedures, consistent with the provisions of the MPA Bylaws, for the governing and administration of the House of Delegates
  • Serve as the policy-forming body of the Association by developing and acting upon policies and procedures.
  • Act on all policy reports and adopt resolutions of policy directed to the Executive Board and provide direction to the Executive Board.
  • Act on all proposals for amendment of the MPA Bylaws.
  • Provide delegate report to the component organization members or affiliated chapter members.
  • Approve House Session minutes.
  • Approve presented Executive Board reports.

For additional information, visit the House of Delegates section of the website.