Meet Our Executive Board!!!
Ron has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Missouri Pharmacy Association since June 4, 2002. His educational background is a BBA in Accounting from Kent State University and an MBA in Accounting from Cleveland State University. In addition to his work at the MPA, Ron also serves as Chairman of two national pharmacy organizations, the President of the Downtown Jefferson City Rotary Club, and served on the City of Jefferson City Council representing Ward 4. Ron is married to Karen Fitzwater, and they have three children and ten grandchildren.
Caroline Burnett is a Jefferson City native, where she attended Jefferson City High School. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri. Caroline has worked as a CPA at Williams-Keepers, LLC in their tax department since 2016. She is married to Drew Burnett, and they have one dog, Jasper. Caroline enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending Mizzou games, and visiting the lake.
A Jefferson City native, Joe is the youngest of eight children. He earned his BSBA degree in Finance and Banking with a minor in Economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his MBA from Lincoln University. He and his wife, Janet, have 3 girls, Katie and twins Allison and Emily. Joe enjoys walking, tennis, water skiing, and driving his 1968 Firebird.
Ashley Roling is a Jefferson City native, where she attended Helias Catholic High School. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Lincoln University and then obtained her MBA from Columbia College. Ashley is a CPA and an auditor for Williams-Keepers, LLC. Ashley enjoys spending her free time with family and friends and watching/playing sports.
Isaac Roling is a Jefferson City native, where he attended Jefferson City Public Schools. He graduated from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and is currently enrolled at Columbia College working on an MBA. Isaac is an employee of Central Bank, and spends most of his free time with his family or playing tennis..
Luke Roling is a Jefferson City native where he attended Jefferson City Public Schools and graduated from Lincoln University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. Luke is a Commercial Loan Officer for Hawthorn Bank and has been in the banking industry since 2013. He and his wife Jenni have a daughter together, and they are committed to keeping her and all other youth in the area happy, healthy, & drug free. In his free time, Luke enjoys spending time with family & friends, golfing, watching football, hunting, & fishing.
Alicia Sparer is a Jefferson City native, and she attended Jefferson City High School. She graduated from Harris-Stowe State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and from the University of Mississippi with a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Science Teaching. Alicia is a Research Analyst with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Alicia and her husband, Anthony, enjoy hiking and spending time with their friends and family.
Rita Kempker, CFRE, is the Executive Director of the Capital Region Medical Foundation, where she has served since the Foundation’s inception in 1990. She has 30 years of experience in fundraising and holds her Certified Fund Raising Executive certification from CFRE International. A graduate of Jefferson City High School and Lincoln University, Rita has been in the Jefferson City community for most of her life. Through her work at the Foundation, Rita has enjoyed raising funds for a variety of major projects at Capital Region Medical Center, including the Goldschmidt Cancer Center and the Sam B. Cook Healthplex.