Personal Membership Groups and Affiliated Organizations

The personal membership groups affiliated with MHA function as mission-driven organizations committed to health care improvement through professional and leadership development. Collectively, PMGs are made up of nearly 2,000 members who are health care professionals and volunteers working within hospitals, health systems and associated with health care organizations across the state. MHA serves these members and thousands more with education, networking, advocacy and other valuable benefits.

If you have a question about a specific group, contact the designated MHA staff liaison. Click here to download the PMG Reference Guide.

Join A PMG

Following are the groups currently affiliated with MHA under the corporate umbrella of the MHA Health Institute.

Heart of America Chapter for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy
Jessica Stultz, Director of Clinical Quality

Midwest Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals
Meredith Kenyon, Vice President of Workforce and Education

Missouri Association for Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing
Nichole Brandt, Manager of Member Communications

Missouri Association for Healthcare Quality
Alison Williams, Vice President of Clinical Quality Improvement

Missouri Association of Healthcare Purchasing and Materials Management
Carol Boessen, Director of Membership Services

Missouri Association of Hospital Auxiliaries
Meredith Kenyon, Vice President of Workforce and Education

Missouri Association of Social Work Leaders in Health Care
Meredith Kenyon, Vice President of Workforce and Education

Missouri Chaplains Association
Meredith Kenyon, Vice President of Workforce and Education

Missouri Health Care Executive Assistants
Darla Shipman, Assistant to the President

Missouri Medical Services Professionals
Sarah Willson, Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders
Sarah Willson, Vice President of Clinical and Regulatory Affairs

Missouri Society of Health Care Attorneys
Jane Drummond, General Counsel and Vice President of Legal Affairs

Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering
Jackie Gatz, Vice President of Grant Management and Safety

Missouri Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration
Jill Williams, Director of Workforce Initiatives and Special Projects


These additional groups also are affiliated with MHA but separately incorporated.

Healthcare Financial Management Association
(National HFMA, Show-Me, Greater St. Louis and Heart of America chapters)
Andy Wheeler, Vice President of Federal Finance

American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
Andy Wheeler, Vice President of Federal Finance

Missouri Assembly of the Association of Surgical Technologists
Meredith Kenyon, Vice President of Workforce and Education

Missouri Health Information Management Association
Chris Conn, Information Services Junior Analyst