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James Tarrant

Executive Director

517-372-2424 x. 11

Jim joined MPA in Spring 2016 bringing his nonprofit management experience from a number of associations. He was part of the senior management team at the Michigan State Medical Society, the executive director of the Chicago Medical Society, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Association of Dental Boards. In these roles he has worked with boards and committees, listened to membership, managed for-profit subsidiaries, established grassroots advocacy programs, coordinated education and developed external relationships.
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Lisa McGraw

Public Affairs Manager

517-372-2424 x. 16

Lisa acts as an advocate on behalf of MPA members with the legislature, executive office and other state agencies. In addition, she works on membership recruitment and relations. She also helps coordinate events like the MPA Annual Convention and other events that provide members training and networking opportunities. She has been with MPA since 2003. Prior to that she worked in the State Senate in various roles for nine years.

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Austin LaFave

Communications Specialist


Austin is the fresh face for the MPA staff. He's also the jack-of-all-trades in the office, being able to update our website, maintaining aspects of our social media, and directing all promotional design for MPA organizations among other tasks. He graduated from the University of Michigan Flint in 2018, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Communication. He enjoys being able to work on different aspects of MPA every day, and wants to be able to use that knowledge to support the organization.

Email Austin at [email protected]

Diana Davis

Support Staff


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Kevin Hook

Advertising Director


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