Meet the 2017-2018 MSMA Officers!
For contact information for any member of the Board of Directors, please click the following link: BOD Directory.
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 worked with MSMA BOD to start the Greater Kent County Chapter in 2012, and am currently serving as the chapter's Immediate Past President and Membership Chair. 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.
President Elect 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.
Secretary 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.
Speaker of the House Christa Smith, CMA (AAMA)
My name is Christa Smith and I am your Speaker of the House. As many of you know, I have previously held this position three times. Other officer positions I have held are President and Immediate Past President. I have been a member of MSMA for 25 years, and part of the BOD for at least 11 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 18 years to Dan and we have two children, Gabe 16 and Matthew 8. These are my loves! Every day there is something new with these boys.
Immediate President 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.
Annual Spring Convention 2019, Isabel Chokr, CMA (AAMA)
Awards, Mistie Atkins, CMA (AAMA)
Budget and Finance, Leigh Newll, CMA (AAMA)
Bylaws, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Conference Liaison, Leigh Newell, CMA (AAMA)
Documents Review, Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA), CHCO
Education, Nichole Mason, CMA (AAMA)
Educators, Kim Salziger, CMA (AAMA)
Fall Conference 2019, Kim Salziger, CMA (AAMA)
Insurance Advisory, Tracie Hardy, CMA (AAMA)
Journal, Tracie Hardy, CMA (AAMA)
Membership, Kim Poag, CMA (AAMA)
Minutes Review, Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA)
Nominating, Cheryl Bouschor, CMA (AAMA)
Past Presidents, Kathy Stuut, CMA-A (AAMA)
Public Affairs, Rena Owens, CMA (AAMA)
Public Relations, Mistie Atkins, CMA (AAMA)
Regulatory Recognition, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Strategic Plan, Isabel Chokr, CMA (AAMA), CHCO
Ways and Means, Georgette Goring, CMA (AAMA)
Winter Conference 2019, Elizabeth Hoffman, CMA (AAMA)
Administrative Assistant, Carissa Cowen, CMA (AAMA)
Parliamentary Advisor, Mary Dey, CMA-AC (AAMA)
Jefrey R. A. Fishman, M.D.