Meet the 2019-2020 MSMA Officers!
For contact information for any member of the Board of Directors, please click the following link: BOD Directory.
President Cindy Harleton, CMA (AAMA)
Hello, my name is Cindy. I have been a medical assistant since 1983 and certified since 1986. I have been on the MSMA Board for 20+ years and served on the Executive Committee, including as a Past State President. It has been an honor and my pleasure to serve this organization.
President-Elect Christa Smith, CMA (AAMA)
My name is Christa Smith and I am your President-Elect. Other officer positions I have held are President , Immediate Past President, and Speaker of the House. I have been a member of MSMA for 26 years, and part of the BOD for at least 12 years. I was first certified in 1994, working in a Neurosurgery office. Since then, I have changed offices and work in a Vascular and General Surgery practice as the Team Leader for the Medical Assistant Department and Surgery Scheduler. I have a deep passion for this organization. The learning, teaching, mentoring and fellowship we bring every 3-4 months is OUTSTANDING! I have also found some of my most cherished, life-long best friends. On a more personal note, I have been married for 19 years to Dan and we have two children, Gabe 17 and Matthew 9. These are my loves! Every day there is something new with these boys.
Vice President Kathy Stuut, CMA-A (AAMA)
I have been a Certified Medical Assistant-Administrative for over 30 years. I have worked in OB-GYN, Cardiology, and Rheumatology, mainly as an office manager. I have served on the MSMA Board for many years as an officer, committee chair, or committee member. I am a Past President of this organization and currently President of the Southwest Chapter.
Secretary Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA), CPC
Hi, I'm Cheryl Bouschor and I'm a late bloomer! I went to college later, got married later, and had twin boys when I was 38. I'm a true representative of the sandwich generation, taking care of elderly parents and minor children simultaneously.
I'm proud to say that I put myself through school and have been a medical assistant since 1987. I became a CMA (AAMA) in 1989 and certified as a CPC in medical coding in 2011. I have been involved in Northwest Chapter since it was created and have been a board member of MSMA since 2004. I worked in family practice 11 years and have been in pulmonary and critical care/sleep for 20+ years.
Vice Speaker of the House Kimberly Salziger, CMA (AAMA)
Medical assisting is my second career. I started out as an elementary school teacher and during a time of heavy layoffs, I began teaching English and reading skills at the college level. I was approached about teaching transcription for the medical assistant program, and that started my new career. I went back to school to earn my Associates Degree in Applied Science in Medical Assisting from Alpena Community College, obtained my CMA (AAMA), and worked for 2.5 years in family practice and dermatology while continuing to teach for the college part-time.
I became a full-time medical assistant instructor and program director in 2010. In 2016, I helped start the Sunrise Side Chapter in Alpena and am currently serving as its president. I have been a member of the Regulatory, Membership, and Educators Committees and served as Chair for the Educators Committee. I look forward to serving in this new role.
Immediate Past President Cristle Weissmiller, CMA (AAMA), CHCO
I have been a CMA (AAMA) for over 10 years. I worked in a family practice office for seven years, including nearly two years as the office's Quality and Compliance Manager. I have also worked as Compliance Department Head for a bioscience company, and I am currently a compliance consultant. I am a Certified HIPAA Compliance Officer and have a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Informatics. I also worked with MSMA BOD to start the Greater Kent County Chapter in 2012. It has been a privilege to have served MSMA as a member or chair of most committees and as an officer holding various positions since 2014.
Annual Spring Convention 2019, Kathy Stuut, CMA-A (AAMA)
Awards, Marnie Lucas, CMA (AAMA)
Budget and Finance, Leigh Newell, CMA (AAMA)
Bylaws, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Conference Liaison, Nicole Burris, CMA (AAMA)
Documents Review, Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA), CHCO
Education, Nichole Mason, CMA (AAMA)
Educators, Kim Salziger, CMA (AAMA)
Fall Conference 2019, Amber Durst, CMA (AAMA)
Insurance Advisory, Jennifer Bozung, CMA (AAMA)
Journal, Cristle Weissmiller, CMA (AAMA)
Membership, Kim Poag, CMA (AAMA)
Minutes Review, Kathy Stuut, CMA-A (AAMA)
Nominating, Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA)
Past Presidents, Jennifer Morrill, CMA (AAMA)
Public Affairs, Ginger Miller, CMA (AAMA)
Public Relations, Mistie Atkins, CMA (AAMA)
Regulatory Recognition, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Strategic Plan, Holly Griffith, CMA (AAMA)
Ways and Means, Georgette Goring, CMA (AAMA)
Winter Conference 2020, Leigh Newell, CMA (AAMA)
Administrative Assistant, Leigh Newell, CMA (AAMA)
Parliamentary Advisor, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Jefrey R. A. Fishman, M.D.