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 2017 Leadership Team is as follows:

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Executive Committee
President Alexis Boyden
President Elect Susan Jebson
Immediate Past President Karen Begrow
Recording Secretary Louise Eastman
Corresponding Secretary Andrea Haidle
Treasurer Christine Pfennig
Assistant Treasurer  Judy Sopeland
Parliamentarian Nancy Fody
Standing Committees
Legislative Chair Tracy Anderson
Nominating Chair Karen Begrow
By-Laws Revision Chair Marianne Delavan, Andrea Haidle, Beth Junewick, Deb Shumaker
Archivist Karen Begrow
Membership/Newcomers Chair Barb Hart
Charitable Committee Chair Andrea Maison
 Website  Deb Shumaker
Member Communications Chair Alexis Boyden
Design & Branding Jennifer Bruce
Health Promotions Chair Dee Lenters
Grant Writing/Award Application Chair Laura Roether
Social Media Eileen Brader
Other committee members: Tracy Anderson
Charity Event Chair Susan Jebson
Social Chair Eileen Brader
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
Time &Talent Blesie Beaumier
Special Interests
Book Club Kathy Kendall
Gavel Club Marybeth Weber
“Young Alliance” Chair Jennifer Peterson Boyle
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.