About Us

The Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health (MPSH) is the voice of tobacco prevention policy in Missouri.

We are a non-partisan, tobacco use prevention organization comprised of local, regional and statewide health and mental health organizations, statewide associations, nonprofit and minority organizations, physicians and individuals interested in reducing the toll of tobacco use. MPSH, or the Partnership, continues to reach out to groups and individuals interested in policy initiatives to reduce tobacco use, especially among our youth, in communities throughout Missouri.

Executive Committee
Members
Staff
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The Partnership provides support to communities working to become smokefree through trainings, technical assistance, and tools available on this website. If you are interested in joining the Partnership, call (573) 634-5165 or sign up to find out how the you can get involved.

MPSH is funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through the SmokeLess States National Tobacco Policy Initiative, a program of the American Medical Association, and by member organizations.

Executive Committee

 
Chair:
Lori Pickens
Chief Executive Officer
American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri 
Vice Chair:
Jerry Royer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Mercy Health Plans 
Treasurer:
William Snook, M.S. Ed.
Program Manager
Kansas City Health Department 
Immediate Past Chair:
Bonnie Linhardt
Public Advocacy Director
American Heart Association, Heartland Affiliate 
Legislative Planning Committee Chair:
Jim Blaine, M.D.
Chair, Public Affairs Committee
Missouri State Medical Association
Membership Committee Chair:
Dan Duncan
Director of Community Services
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse (NCADA) – St. Louis Area
Strategic Planning Committee Chair:
Michael Mayberry, MPA
Deputy Director
American Lung Association of Western Missouri 
Members At Large:
Delores Joyce, MPA
Project Coordinator
Tobacco Free Missouri (Breathe Easy)
Viviane McKay, MPH Community Health Educator
St. Louis County Department of Health 
Lynne Schlosser Director of Government Relations
American Cancer Society, Heartland Division 

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Members

 
Rex Archer, M.D.
Director
Kansas City Health Department 

Bonnie Bowles
Executive Director
Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians 

Ross Brownson, Ph. D
St. Louis University School of Public Health 
Maryann Coletti, R.N.
Government Relations/Patient Advocate
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center 
Kendra Copanas
Director
SIDS Resources, Inc. 
Jim Davis
Social Science Unit
University of Missouri
Aaron Doeppers
Midwest Regional Advocacy Rep.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
Denny Donnell, MD
Representative
Missouri Public Health Association 
Dalen Duitsman, Ph. D
Director
Ozarks Public Health Institute
Juan Escarfuller
Director
Hispanic Ministry of the Archdiocese of St. Louis 
Linda Frost
Program Director
Prevention Resource Center 
Ron Garrett
Executive Vice President
St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society 

Joe Gilman
Executive Director
American Lung Association of Western Missouri 

Belinda Heimericks
Executive Director
Missouri Nurses Association

Tom Holloway
Director of Governmental Affairs
Missouri State Medical Association 

Delores Joyce, MPA
Project Coordinator
Tobacco Free Missouri (Breathe Easy)
Missy Krauss
St. Louis School of Public Health
St. Louis University School of Public Health 
Pat Lindsey, M.A.
Program Director
Tobacco Free Missouri – St. Louis Coalition 
Anna Lippert, R.N., BSN
President
Missouri Dental Association 
Bernard R. Malone MPA
Director
Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 
Ann Mangelsdorf
Director of Program Services
March of Dimes – Greater Missouri Chapter 
Deborah Markenson
Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Health Promotion
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 
Scott Marrs
Lobbyist
Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health
Jennifer McNay
Grassroots Coordinator
American Cancer Society, Heartland Division  
Sally Moreno
Chair
Sociedad Mexicana de Benito Juarez
Nancy H. Mueller
St. Louis School of Public Health
St. Louis University School of Public Health 
Carmin M. Pruitt, R.N.
Director, Tobacco Use Prevention
American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri 
B. T. Rice, Pastor
Chair
M.I.S.S.I.O.N…NOW!
Janice Shaw R.N.C., Admin.
Schuyler County Health Department
Health Promoters of Northeast Missouri
Ginger Steinmetz
Lobbyist
American Lung Association of Eastern Missouri 
Pat Strader
Legislative Consultant
March of Dimes – Greater Missouri Chapter 
Denise Strehlow
Public Health Consultant
St. Louis County Department of Health 
Frank Thompson
Kansas City Health Department 
Bill Wilkerson
Administrator
M.I.S.S.I.O.N…NOW!
Michael Zylka, M.D.
St. Louis Physician
 

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Staff

Deborah Boldt - Executive Director


Linda Cooperstock - Policy Director


Wilma Johnson - Communications Director

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Contact Us

Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health
420 East State Street, Suite A
Jefferson City, MO 65101
E-Mail Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health

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Missouri Partnership on Smoking or Health, 420 E. State Street, Suite A, Jefferson City, MO 65101
E-Mail: webmaster@smokingorhealth.org