The KCMSA leadership is made up of our Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, all of whom are nominated annually and voted upon at our annual membership meeting in the spring.

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The 2016 Leadership Team is as follows:

Executive Committee
President Karen Begrow
President Elect Alexis Boyden
Immediate Past President Marybeth Weber
Recording Secretary Louise Eastman
Corresponding Secretary Andrea Haidle
Treasurer Jennifer Baguley
Assistant Treasurer Christine Pfennig
Parliamentarian Susan Jebson
Standing Committees
Legislative Chair Karin Maupin
Nominating Chair Marybeth Weber
By-Laws Revision Chair Beth Junewick
Historian Karen Begrow
Membership/Newcomers Chair Barb Hart
Charitable Fund Grant Chair Andrea Maison
    Other committee members: Karen Begrow, Andrea Haidle, Beth Junewick, Marybeth Weber
Communications Chair Alexis Boyden
    Other committee members: Karen Begrow, Eileen Brader, Jennifer Bruce, Andrea Maison, Deb Shumaker
Design & Branding Jennifer Bruce
Health Promotions Chair Dee Lenters
Grant Writing/Award Application Chair Beth Junewick
Social Chair Eileen Brader
    Other committee members: Tracy Anderson
Fundraising Event Committee Chair TBD
“Young Alliance” Chair Amylynn Buchach
“Men’s Alliance” Chair Paul Franey
Task Forces
Baxter Community Center Holiday Party MaryAnn Anderson & Cynthia Matelic
Doctors & Their Families Make a Difference (Pink Bag Initiative) Kim Shammas &
Connie Mead
Judge Gardner’s Closet Andrea Haidle
Opioid Awareness Education Karen Begrow, Alexis Boyden, Eileen Brader, Jennifer Bruce, Colleen Endres, Beth Junewick, Kathy Kendall, Sara Reynolds, Deborah Shumaker, Barb Uhl, Melissa VandenBerg, Pam Vitaz, Tina Wong
Special Interests
Book Club Kathy Kendall
Gavel Club Beth Junewick
Community Boards
Kent Medical Foundation Irene Betz &
Deb Shumaker
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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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Health Forum: Opioid Awareness for Parents

Weds., May 3, 2017
7-9 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. Prescription Take Back

Kent ISD Education Center, Grand Room,
2930 Knapp, Grand Rapids, MI 49525
(parking in lot #11)

If you are a parent/guardian, you won’t want to miss this event!

An educational forum for parents and guardians of middle and high school students that will focus on prevention of opioid addiction in our youth. Listen to Kent County experts share their stories and statistics on the epidemic in our community, participate in a safe prescription drug drop off, and walk away with an understanding of how to keep our youth safe from this epidemic.

This forum is being offered free of charge by the Kent County Medical Society Alliance in collaboration with Families Against Narcotics - Grand Rapids.