Board of Directors

The Board of Directors meets 3 - 4 times annually: January at the Winter CE and Ski meeting in Big Sky, June at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and in the fall, generally in Missoula. Pharmacist members are elected to a four-year term while the pharmacy technician director is elected to a two-year term. Student directors are appointed for a two year term.  Elections are held annually in the spring with the new directors being seated at the Northwest Pharmacy Convention. Interested individuals may apply at any time and the application will be kept on file for the next election.  Click here to submit a name online, or click here for a mail in PDF.

The Montana Pharmacy Association was established in 1890.



Logan Tinsen, PharmD
Benefis Hospitals --Emergency Department Pharmacist
MPA Committees: All
Email Logan
Term ends 2020
Logan says:
His favorite place in Montana is in Highwood mountain range, on my family’s ranch enjoying Montana to its fullest.
Name one thing you do that annoys others. According to my wife, “Whilst sleeping I breathe really heavily without snoring.” Apparently this is more annoying than actually snoring.

Vice Chair

 JoEllen Maurer, BSPh, MHA, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager, St. Vincent Healthcare (Billings),PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
MPA Committees: Program & Awards; Publications & PR
Email JoEllen
Term ends 2022
JoEllen says
Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is somewhere in Northeast MT, riding a horse on a wagon train. 
Her favorite songs are, Teach Your Children, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; really the entire "So Far" album by CSNY


Donna Beall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
University of Montana, Missoula / Department of Pharmacy Practice  / Director of Student Services and Experiential Programs
MPA Committees: Program & Awards, Publications & PR
Email Donna
Term ends: Ongoing UM representative
Donna says:
Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park.
If she could have any job in the world it would be as a penalty box official in the National Hockey League.


Jason Nickisch, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula -- Director of Pharmacy
MPA Committees:  Legislative & Policy, Membership & Benefits
Email Jason
Term ends: 2021
Jason says:
The celebrity he would most like to take to dinner is Bill Gates.
His favorite midnight snack is Face Plant.


Shawn Patrick, PharmD, BCPP
Community Health Partners, Cardwell -- Director of Pharmacy
MPA Committees: TBD
Email Shawn
Term ends: 2024
Shawn says:
His favorite outdoor place in Montana is his parents' ranch in Cardwell, MT.
His hidden talent is that he bakes a good Apple Crisp.


Eric Ward, PharmD
Gary & Leo’s HealthMart, Havre – Pharmacy Manager/Owner
MPA Committees: TBD
Email Eric
Term ends: 2024
Eric says:
His favorite outdoor place in Montana is Glacier Park.
His favorite midnight snack is cold cereal.


Leigh Scherer, BS, CPhT
SCL Health -- Sr. Pharmacy Applications Analyst at St. Vincent (Billings),  Holy Rosary (Miles City) and St. James (Butte)
MPA Committees:  Program & Awards, Publications & PR
Email Leigh
Term ends 2020
Leigh says:
Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is Beehive, Montana on the Stillwater.
Her favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.


Dean Goroski, PharmD, BCPS
US Public Health Service, Crow Agency -- Pharmacy Supervisor
MPA Committees:  Membership & Benefits (chair), Program & Awards
Phone: 509-850-7060
Email Dean
Term ends: 2021
Dean says:
His favorite place in Montana is the one I discover.  He loves the vastness of Montana and is continually impressed with the ability to find new and amazing places to explore.
Something most people do not know about me is that he graduated from both Montana State and University of Montana.  He has 14 year old twins -- one is a Bobcat and the other is a Griz.  Their Montana roots run deep.


Kori Miller, PharmD
Division Manager-Patient Care Services, Albertsons Companies
MPA Committees: Legislative & Policy; Membership & Benefits
Email Kori
Term ends 2023
Kori says: 
Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is anywhere there are mountains and a gushing stream of water, Mystic Lake is one of her faves!
She tells us one thing she does that annoys others is be too bossy!


Travis Schule, PharmD, BS Pharm, BCPP
Pharmacist-Sykes Pharmacy
MPA Committees: Legislative & Policy; Publications & PR 
Email Travis
Term ends 2023
His favorite midnight snack he explains, "I am so old I believe midnight exists anymore!"
He tells us that if he could do any job in the world, he would be a Trustafarian!

Daniel Stockton
Student Representative
MPA Committees: Program & Awards; Publications & PR 
Email Daniel
Term ends 2024
Favorite place in MT: The mountains around Avon, MT!
Hidden talent: He can juggle!

Stuart Doggett
MPA Executive Director
Email Stuart
Stuart says:
If he could have any job in the world it would be as a sports broadcaster for ESPN.  It would be fun to be Chris Berman.
His favorite song is Werewolves of London by Warren Zevon.  He smiles every time he hears that song and loves the line "and his hair was perfect."


Deedee Grubbs 
MPA Association Coordinator
Email Deedee 
Deedee says:
Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is her own back yard at Hauser Lake.
Her favorite movies are Raiders of the Lost Ark and Under the Tuscan Sun