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 for a four year term while the pharmacy technician director is elected for 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. For more information and to apply download the application.  Prefer to submit a name online?  Click here.

The Montana Pharmacy Association was established in 1890.  View the complete list of past presidents.




Rory Johnson, PharmD, AE-C
University of Montana, Skaggs School of Pharmacy, Missoula -- Community APPE Coordinator
MPA Committees: Finance, Program & Awards, Legislative & Policy, Publications & PR (chair)
Email Rory
Term ends: 2020

Rory says:
--His favorite outdoor place in Montana is the confluence of the Tenderfoot Creek and the Smith River.
--His favorite movie is The Big Lebowski.

Vice Chair

Amanda Patel, PharmD
Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula / Medication Safety Coordinator
MPA Committees: Health-Systems Academy (chair), Program & Awards, Publications & PR
Email Amanda
Term ends: 2019
Amanda says: 
--Her favorite midnight snack is buttered popcorn.
--Her favorite movie is Young Frankenstein.




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.


Christie Blaskovich, PharmD Candidate 2020
University of Montana, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
MPA Committees:  Membership & Benefits, Program and Awards
Email Christie
Term ends 2019
Christie says:
--Something that most people do not know about her is that she speaks French fluently.
--Her favorite spot in Montana is Glacier National Park.


Stacey Pascoe, PharmD
CVS Butte/Anaconda Area
MPA Committees: Finance, Program & Awards (chair)
Email Stacey
Term ends: 2019

Stacey says:
--Something most people do not know about her is that pharmacy is her second career.  She graduated from Montana State University with a degree in civil engineering in 2006 and designed small dams and irrigation systems in Montana for four years before returning to pharmacy school.
--If she could have any job in the world her potential third career would be as a cake decorator.  She says it probably wouldn't work out because she is not artistic at all but it just looks so fun.



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.



Logan Tinsen, PharmD
Benefis Hospitals --Emergency Department Pharmacist 
Phone 406-455-5430
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. 




Jason Nickisch, PharmD, BCPS, MBA
Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula -- Director of Pharmacy
MPA Committees:  Legislative & Policy, Publications & PR
Email Jason
Jason says:

--The celebrity he would most like to take to dinner is Bill Gates.
--His favorite midnight snack is Face Plant.



Joshua Stillo, PharmD
Alpine Apothecary, Whitefish -- Owner/Pharmacist; Medical Arts Pharmacy (KRMC, Kalispell -- Staff Pharmacist
MPA Committees:  Membership & Benefits, Program & Awards

Email Joshua
Term ends 2020
Josh says:
--His favorite outdoor place in Montana is the Jewel Basin near Bigfork, a hidden gem.
--He was convinced he was going to be an astronaut when he was young.


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 2018
Leigh says:
--Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is Beehive, Montana on the Stillwater.
--Her favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.




JoEllen Maurer, BSPh, MHA, BCPS
Pharmacy Clinical Manager, St. Vincent Healthcare (Billings),PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Program Director
Email JoEllen
Term ends 2020
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. 


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."


Suzanne Morgan 
MPA Association Coordinator
Email Suzanne 
Suzanne says:
--Her favorite outdoor place in Montana is her own back yard at the Gates of The Mountains.
--Her favorite movies are, Goonies and Footloose.