Positively Disrupting & Reinventing Our Industry
Your Partners In Success
Since inception, Montana Family Pharmacies has worked tirelessly to help its Members tackle big challenges head on, compete more effectively with chains, and ultimately positively impact the communities and improve the health of the patients our Members serve.
Pharmacies: A Community Pillar
When it comes to locally owned pharmacies, MFP knows you take the time to build personal connections with your patients, truly understanding their health needs, and guiding them towards their best possible well-being. MFP understands you are not just a pharmacy; you’re an integral part of your community.
Your doors are open for community members seeking assistance with their health concerns, even when their primary healthcare provider isn’t readily available. MFP understand that convenience matters, but we also recognize that personal care and expertise are irreplaceable.
Despite the challenges faced by independent pharmacies, especially in rural areas with limited options, MFP remains committed to defying the status quo and we firmly believe that independent pharmacies are here to stay. We are unwavering in dedication to serving and empowering our Members and the communities they serve.
Your journey to success is our priority, and MFP would be proud to be your trusted partner along the way.
MFP & You: The Voice Of Independent Pharmacies
In 2014, Montana Family Pharmacies founder, Mike Matovich, teamed up with five like-minded pharmacy business owners to negotiate better product pricing, improve their insurance reimbursements, and more effectively run and market their businesses. When independent pharmacies are forced to close their doors, their customers and communities suffer the consequences.
Today, that same spirit and drive are at the core of Montana Family Pharmacies’ values. Membership now spans the nation, boasts an ever-growing list of important resources to help independent pharmacies optimize operations, and the independent pharmacy community is continuing to put the patient at the center of care.
“Montana Family Pharmacies works extremely hard to provide advantages to independent pharmacies that otherwise would not be attainable… Their staff is dedicated to helping us succeed and provide a valuable resource when trying to navigate many of the complexities of retail pharmacy. I am grateful on a weekly (and oftentimes, daily) basis to have the ability to reach out with questions or request assistance, which is always handled promptly and professionally.”
Mike Matovich, RPh
Founder & President
Mike owns and operates several independent pharmacies in Montana. In 2014, he realized if he didn’t do something to collaborate with other independently-owned pharmacies, they would all end up out of business and the patients in their small communities would suffer the consequences. It was then that Montana Family Pharmacies was born.
Since then, Mike has worked tirelessly to help our Members – and their patients and communities – survive and thrive. His wife, Becky, supports him behind the scenes to help create the change that’s needed in our industry.
Executive Vice President
Marissa areas of expertise include business and operations and this serves our Members well. Marissa is tasked with taking Mike’s visionary ideas and developing efficient processes, systems, and strategies that will best support our Team and our Members.
Kristi Monson, PharmD, BCACP, AE-C
Pharmacy Innovations and Data Specialist
Kristi has worked with Mike as a Pharmacist in various capacities for years and has been instrumental in MFP contract reviews and negotiations. She heads up developing, implementing, and supporting our Members with our clinical and disease state management programs, as well as doing a heck of a lot of pricing, rebate, and data analysis.
Tim Young, PharmD
Director of Pharmacy Operations
With 15 years of experience as an independent pharmacy owner, Tim brings a wealth of knowledge, particularly in compounding and 340B services. His unwavering commitment lies in advocating for each and every MFP member, ensuring they have the resources and guidance needed to achieve success. Tim currently resides in St. George, Utah, alongside his loving family, which includes his wife, four children, and their dog, Bon Jovi.
Twyla Bailey, CPhT
Twyla assists Members with ordering challenges, ancillary programs, vendor management and all of their day-to-day operation needs. With a passion for inventory management and over 20 years of experience, she spearheaded the development of a revolutionary system within PioneerRx for ordering from multiple wholesalers, saving our Members tens of thousands of dollars per year.
Nikki Ballard, CPhT
Director of Member Services
Nikki is an experienced Pharmacy Professional, Subject Matter Expert and Nationally Certified Pharmacy Technician with over 19 years of experience. As the Director of Member Services, she is committed to ensuring our members succeed in a volatile industry and helping other Pharmacy Technicians develop and grow within their professional career.
Carol Lewis, CPhT
Carol joined the MFP Member Support Team in November 2021. From the outset, her commitment to community was evident as she commuted over 300 miles every week, for a year, to gain the valuable skills and experience needed to fulfill that role. Carol, holds dual degrees in mathematics and biology, and was a school teacher, prior to focusing her career in pharmacy.
Dani is the glue that keeps us, and our books, in good working order. Dani holds an Associates Degree in Business Management, with a focus on finance. She also came to MFP with a great background of customer service skills, which were honed at a locally-owned, independent bank.
Kwyn Morales, PharmD
Kwyn grew up in Montana and developed a passion for pharmacy work in high school. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She has since worked in a variety of pharmacy roles with a focus on Medication Therapy Management (MTM). Most recently, Kwyn served as the pharmacy director for MedWiseRx.
Whitney Everett, Pharm D
Whitney earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy. She then completed a PGY1 residency at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System. After a few years in hospital care pharmacy Whitney transitioned into Medication Therapy Management. Whitney has a passion for helping patients with chronic disease management, and overall health while focusing on preventative care.
Rochelle Oppenheimer, CPhT
With over 16 years of pharmacy experience, She excelled in providing Medication Therapy Management (MTM) services to patients over the phone at MedWiseRx. In her role as an account manager, she has further leveraged her expertise and contributed to the organization’s success.
April Aguirre, CPhT
April is an experienced pharmacy technician with over 20 years of experience from many different pharmacy settings. April’s passion is training/on boarding new staff and offering exceptional customer service.
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