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BOD Meeting Minutes - Dec 2014
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MTAPA Board of Directors Meeting


Meeting Type: Board of Directors Meeting

Date: Thursday December 4, 2014

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Online via


Members Present: Will Hunt, Brenda Anderson, Christene McDonnell, Dewey Hahlbohm, Tammy Scott, Megan Zawacki, Kristen Nelson


Members not present: Kally Wilson, Ben Lindeman, Matt Zemacke




Welcome/Call to Order                                              Will Hunt - President


Minutes from Previous Meeting                                Brenda Anderson - Secretary

  • Will moved to pass the minutes from the previous meeting. Tammy moved to second the motion. Motion passed.


Treasurer's Report                                                      Christene McDonnell -Treasurer

  • Accounts up date (12/4/14) total $42,203.41
  • Total assets $82,974.70
  • Net income for the year was $7,019.17. This is down from the previous year.



Old Business:

Website Update –Will updated the Website over the weekend. Margaret has been updating the membership section and she has been answering questions that come in to the website. We will begin working on the 2015 CME information and begin to build the registration form and registration page – Will is going to  work with Peter Bulley on this.


We would like to add information regarding the history of MTAPA. It was suggested that we invite Paul Wheeler to our conference in June to talk about the history of MTAPA.


New rule from MT Board of Medical Examiners – PAs in Montana no longer will be required to maintain NCCPA certification upon licensure renewal


New Business:


Next Year’s Timeline (2015) – Will to work on and present to the group at our next meeting in February 2015.


The Constituent Organization Leadership Meeting at AAPAs headquarters, “Leadership and Advocacy Summit” will be held on Thursday March 5, 2015 – Saturday March 7, 2015 @ the Westin Inn in Alexandria, VA (at the AAPA headquarters). Will recommended sending the President elect this year, it we find someone interested in this position. Early Registration is through February 5, 2015.


Leroy Bieshuvel Fund – Donation this year (last year we donated $1,000.00) – Kathy has not contacted MTAPA as of yet. We will wait until we here from her to decide whether or not we will donate to this scholarship again.


Committee Reports:

CME  – Tammy – Conference – Missoula MT, June 17-19, 2015

Holiday Inn Downtown. They have sent us a contract, but they wanted us to be responsible for the block of rooms reserved. They are asking $92.00 a night per room. We would be required to reimburse 70% of the remainder of the rooms not booked. We will provide breakfast for 3 mornings. We will not have lunch on Wed so participants can participate in the "out to lunch" in the park which is located near the venue. We will provide lunch on Thursday and Friday. Will recommended we tighten up the current contract and reserve this venue.

Speakers - none confirmed at this time. Tammy is hoping to have them all confirmed within the next 6 weeks.

            CME Committee - Tammy Scott and Mike Beckel

Will is going to give Tammy Hilde's contact information to apply for grants again this year. Tammy will be the contact person for the grants.

            Timeline (Tammy will complete and provide everybody copies of timeline)


Membership – Vacant – Recently mailed out a letter to all PAs statewide.  We also followed this with the Tri-fold that Greg Wassell created several years back – hopefully this will generate some traffic to the website and for memberships.  We have not received much feedback from this mailer to date. We have 69 active members and 6 pending members (waiting for payment to go through).


Tammy suggested a Co-presidency. She does not feel like she can fill the President-Elect position by herself, but she would be interested in a co-president position.


Legislative – Aaron Deery to follow again this year for the Upcoming Legislative session 2015. He has been in contact with Jean Branscom of the MMA.

Medicaid Expansion in Montana - discussion to establish a position statement on behalf of MTAPA. Very few people responded to the letter that Will sent out. Those that did, favor MCD expansion in the state of Montana. Will is going to discuss this with Aaron and come up with a statement. He will send it out to the board and then put it on the website.




Other Reports:

Board of Medical Examiners                                 Ben Lindeman

  • No report given this evening.


Student                                                          Kristin Nelson– Student Representative

  • The PA students just finished their first semester today and are on Holiday Break.


Scholarship                                                   Tammy Scott – Scholarship Committee

  • No report given this evening.


House of Delegates                                                Dewey or Matt – HOD Delegates

  • No report given this evening.
  • Conference this year is in San Francisco in May


Administration                                             Margaret Caldwell – Administration

  • No report given this evening.


STAR committee                                           Tammy Scott (Heather Hart)

  • November 20 last meeting. Affordable Care Act -key points - ACA, new Telehealth, DME (durable medical equipment)- problems with PAs requiring co-signature


Establish Next BOD Meeting Time – early to mid February - Brenda to send out a Doodle Poll


Meeting Adjourned



BOD Meeting Minutes

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
2014 January Minutes DOCX (23.29 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2014 December Minutes PDF (213.07 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 February Minutes PDF (301.16 KB) Administration 4/15/2016
2015 April Minutes PDF (339.48 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 June Minutes PDF (55.9 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2015 October Minutes PDF (177.2 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2016 January Minutes PDF (17.19 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
2016 March Minutes PDF (160.86 KB) Administration 4/12/2016
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