Our Staff

Joe Pierle, Chief Executive Officer

Joni Adamson, Manager of Recruitment & Workforce Development

Shannon Bafaro, Director of Value Based Care

Olivia Bowers, Accountant

Kathy Davenport, Quality Improvement and Risk Management Program Manager

Curtis Davis, Accounting Clerk

Machelle Dykstra, Quality Improvement Program Manager

Karen Dent, Oral Health Network of Missouri Program Coordinator

Iva Eggert-Shepherd, Outreach Program Manager

Lindsey Haslag, Population Health Director

Angela Herman-Nestor, Quality Program Performance Improvement Manager

Sam Joseph, SVP, Population Health

Keith Layton, Manager, Payer Relations

Suzanne Massman, LPN, Practice Transformation Coach

Tena McDonald, Administrative and Programs Assistant

Melissa Ortega, Executive Assistant to Joe Pierle

Janice Pirner, Director of Traning & Technical Assistance

Laura Rankin, Director of Finance

Katie Reichard, Director of Government Affairs

Annalisa Warren

Tim Wittman, Health Care Data Analyst

Joshua Wood, Health Care Data Analyst

Ashley Yeager, Recruitment & Workforce Development Specialist

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Who We Are


MPCA's Mission


MPCA's mission is to be Missouri's leader in shaping policies and programs that improve access to high-quality, community-based, and affordable primary health services for all Missourians.


Our History


The Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) was founded in 1984 and recently celebrated twenty-five years of successful advocacy and support for its member Community Health Centers. What began as an experiment in community health care has evolved into a network of 28 Community, 

Migrant, and Homeless Health Centers across Missouri.  In 2015, MPCA’s member Health Centers served more than 500,000 patients at 200 different locations.


MPCA collaborates with state agencies such as the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri Department of Social Services, and the Missouri Department of Mental Health to enhance the ability of its membership to provide and expand comprehensive primary care services.  MPCA works closely with educational institutions such as the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and education-focused groups such as Missouri’s Area Health Education Centers to develop the health care workforce needed to care for Health Center patients.  The Missouri Foundation for Health and the REACH Foundation are among MPCA’s philanthropic partners in the quest to assure access to health care.

Missouri Primary Care Association

3325 Emerald Lane

Jefferson City, Missouri, 65109

© 2016 by Missouri Primary Care Association



The Missouri Coalition for Primary Health Care d/b/a Missouri Primary Care Association (MPCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to high quality, community based, and affordable primary health care in Missouri.

April 4, 2016