Health-Systems Academy



2024 Spring Seminar Agenda with Virtual Zoom Links


2024 Spring Seminar Resident Presenter Bios and Keynote Speaker Bio


Registration is now open for the 2024 MPA -HSA Spring Seminar and UM Skaggs School of Pharmacy Clinical Instructors' Meeting to be held Friday, April 19, 2024, at Benefis in Great Falls. This is an offering from the MPA Health-Systems Academy and University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy.

Click here to register. 

Click here for draft agenda. 

 Fees at a glance: 

MPA Member in-person $20
Non-member in-person $30
Presenters-complimentary $0
Students $0
Virtual  $0


This conference will include PGY1 Pharmacy Resident Presentations throughout the morning. 

In addition, presentations on:

-University of Montana Skaggs School of Pharmacy Clinical Instructors’ Meeting

  • Updates from Experiential Education Office
  •  Keynote Presentation: Precepting Difficult Learners and Crucial Conversations

-Residency RPDs/Preceptors, Resident, Student, and Non-residency Roundtable Discussions (offered for in-person attendees only) 
Also Included:
Friday lunch and snacks 

Networking reception following conference. Location TBD.


Residency Programs' Information

Click here for Residency Program contact information. Click here for interactive map on Residency Program Information. 

About Us


Provide a mechanism for pharmacists, residents, students, and pharmacy technicians practicing in hospitals and health systems to establish standards of best practice through policy development in association with the Montana Pharmacy Association (MPA) Board of Directors.

To serve and represent Montana health-system pharmacy through our affiliation with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP).

Continue to advance the profession of health-system pharmacy in Montana while promoting leadership, development, and education.

--Professional Development

Read about Health-Systems Academy updates here.

There are multiple ways to get involved with the Health-Systems Academy.  In you are interested in joining or learning more, please email the MPA.

Health-Systems Academy Board

HS Academy Chair, MPA Board Member:  Kristin Dimond, PharmD, BCPS, CPP
Clinical Coordinator-Inpatient Pharmacy Services - Billings Clinic
Email Kristin
Kristin says:
What is your favorite midnight snack? Popcorn with Everything But The Bagel seasoning
What’s your hidden talent? Quilting-I’ve been quilting since high school and have made an unknown number of quilts. I love to gift them!


HS Academy Past Chair, MPA Board Member: Shawn Patrick, PharmD, BCPP
Community Health Partners, Cardwell -- Director of Pharmacy
Email Shawn
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.


 Matthew R. Bowman, BS Pharm, MBA, AE-C
Director of Pharmacy, Barrett Hospital and Healthcare
MPA Committees: Legislative/Policy Chair; Membership/Benefits
Email Matt
Term ends 2026
Matt says
Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? My cabin in the Little Belts
What is something most people don’t know about you?  I like to waltz with my wife


 Stephanie Chosa, PharmD
Pharmacy Director, Bighorn Valley Health Center, Inc dba One Health
MPA Committees: Publications/PR; Finance Committee
Email Stephanie
Term ends 2027
Stephanie says:
What celebrity would you like to take to dinner? Matthew McConaughey
What’s your favorite movie? Tombstone


 Jana Reichle, CPhT
Safeway Pharmacy, Dillon--Pharmacy Technician Specialist
MPA Committees:  Program/Awards; Publications/PR
Email Jana
Term ends 2025
Jana says:
Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? Mountains
What celebrity would you like to take to dinner?  Robin Williams



ASHP Senior Delegate: Julie Neuman, PharmD
Lead Pharmacist-Medication Safety Specialist, Benefis Hospital
Email Julie   
Julie says:
Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? Echo Lake
If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? Manufacture Electrolytes

ASHP Junior Delegate, Past Chair: Logan Tinsen, PharmD, FMPA, DPLA
Pharmacy Clinical Manager/Residency Program Director, Benefis Hospitals
Email Logan
Logan says:
1.Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? The Highwood Mountains
2.What celebrity would you like to take to dinner? Anna Kendrick, because why not! 



HSA Member At-Large: Melanie Townsend, PharmD, BCPS 
Program Director, Pharmacy Residency

Melanie says:

--Her favorite place in Montana is Beartooth Pass.  She loves mountains.

--The celebrity she would like to take to dinner is Jennifer Aniston. She has been a Friends fan since college.



HSA Member At-Large: Rachael Cofield, PharmD, BS in Physiology, BCACP, CPP
Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Billings Clinic
Email Rachael
Rachael says:

Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? Chico Hot Springs-not exactly outdoors but my favorite all seasons MT activity
2. What is something most people don’t know about you? I am a character in the Longmire book series (albeit minor and brief)

HSA Member At-Large: Shannon Puckett May, PharmD, BA Chemistry, BCACP, CPP
Clinical Pharmacist Supervisor, Riverstone Health Clinic
Email Shannon
Shannon says:
Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? Big Sky, Montana  
What is something most people don’t know about you? I have 26 first cousins
HSA Member At-Large: Kelsie Ophus, PharmD, BCPS
Medication Safety Officer, Billings Clinic
Email Kelsie
Kelsie says:
What is something most people don’t know about you? I am a proud Chinook Sugarbeeter! Go Beeters!
What celebrity would you like to take to dinner? Brene Brown – what a gem.
HSA Resident Representative: Madeline Ulmer, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Resident

Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT
Email Madeline
Madeline says:
Where is your favorite outdoor place in Montana? I love exploring Montana’s natural hot springs.
What’s your hidden talent? My hidden talent is caring for plants. My home office doubles as a jungle.