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Board Members

The Board is composed of five members appointed by the Governor consisting of four pharmacists and one public member. Election of officers takes place on an annual basis on the 1st meeting after the month of June.

Kevin Ellis, PharmD

Chairman McCall, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Practice: Chain
Term Expires: June 30, 2025
Dr Ellis is a 1997 graduate of ISU College of Pharmacy. He worked with Rite Aid pharmacies for 20 years before joining the team at Albertsons. Dr Ellis also provides relief to the McCall anti-coagulation clinic that was started with grant funding in 2014. He currently holds the distinguished title of longest tenured pharmacist at McCall Hospital. He and his wife, Mary, have been married since 1998. Their daughter is headed to nursing school, while their son finishes up high school. Dr Ellis loves all things outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and golfing.

Justin Messenger, PharmD

Member Idaho Falls, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Practice: Hospital / Retail
Term Expires: June 30, 2024 Justin Messenger grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated Valedictorian of his high school. He is a 2011 graduate from Idaho State University’s College of Pharmacy and is currently enrolled in the MBA program ISU. He had close to 12 years of retail experience before pivoting into hospital pharmacy two years ago. Looking back, he set his sights on pharmacy because of a recommendation from his older brother. That was during his sophomore year in high school. After researching the profession and presenting on it during career day, he knew pharmacy was what he wanted to do. During his research years ago, he valued the different career paths pharmacists have access to. There are many: community pharmacy (retail, independent), hospital (ER, ICU, Ambulatory Care), clinical, pharmaceutical, or a combination of those to name a few. It’s truly amazing how many different paths a pharmacist may take, or even change, during the course of his or her career. He has enjoyed the switch to hospital pharmacy from the community/retail sector, although he misses the patient interaction greatly. He sees himself continuing to develop his hospital skills and applying the MBA teachings to continue to improve processes, workflow, and inventory management at the hospital he’s employed at. For the past 14 years, he’s worked in some aspect of the pharmacy business. He started as a technician, then intern, and finally pharmacist. He’s witnessed many changes, some positive and some negative, but looks forward with hope and excitement for what the future brings for the profession like provider status and independent prescribing. He has a wonderful wife and 3 kids! They love the outdoors. They ski every weekend in the winter and bike and rock climb in the summer.

Edmund Sperry

ed_sperry Public Member Boise, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Term Expires: June 30, 2023
Ed Sperry has dedicated his life to public service, having served as a public member for the Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing’s Chiropractic Board, Physical Therapy Board, Veterinary Board, and Physician Licensing Board. He retired from the United States Army Special Forces after serving 20 years as an Intel and Operations Sergeant and Green Beret Medic. The skills and discipline he leaned as an A TEAM leader were perfect for creating and building a strong business mindset. Mr. Sperry has a passion for helping people find their perfect home and has been in the real estate industry for almost 40 years. He owns Equity Idaho in Boise and is currently recruiting and mentoring the next generation of real estate professionals. Mr. Sperry has been serving on the Board since April of 2012.

Kristina Jonas, PharmD

kris_jonas Member Boise, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Practice: Chain / Community Pharmacy
Term Expires: June 30, 2026
Kris Jonas, PharmD currently serves as the Sr Manager/Pharmacist in Charge over Central Processing for Albertsons Companies. Prior to that role, she was the Supervisor/PIC over the CVS Caremark front-end mail-order facility in Boise ID. She also worked for Walmart Stores, Inc for over 25 years. Dr. Jonas has spent 35 years in Idaho, graduating from Idaho State University in 1993 with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. She is a past-president of the Idaho State Pharmacy Association and was Walmart’s Pharmacy District Manager of the Year for 2002. Dr. Jonas is passionate about getting naloxone into the hands of lay persons, and into facilities and schools, as this life-saving medication is crucial in overdose situations. Dr. Jonas has served on the Board since August 2013.

Anna Hoenke, PharmD

 Member Coeur d’Alene, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Practice: Hospital
Term Expires: June 30, 2027
Anna Hoenke, PharmD, BCPS, currently serves as a lead pharmacist for emergency medicine pharmacy services at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Prior to serving in her current role, Dr. Hoenke served as a float pharmacist and the PGY1 pharmacy residency program director at Kootenai Health. Dr. Hoenke was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 2017 from Ferris State University College of Pharmacy in Big Rapids, Michigan. Dr. Hoenke went on to complete a PGY1 pharmacy practice residency at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Dr. Hoenke fell in love with Idaho during her residency and has been an Idahoan ever since. She completed the Idaho Pharmacy Leadership Education, Advancement and Development Fellowship with the Idaho Society of Health System Pharmacists (ISHP) in 2020. She remains involved with ISHP, and is currently serving her second term as the Education Chair on the ISHP Board. Dr. Hoenke is passionate about the advancement of pharmacy practice in the state of Idaho and believes that when healthcare workers practice at the top of their education and training, Idahoans receive the best care. Outside of pharmacy, Dr. Hoenke enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband, Guy, and their dog, Dom.

Nicki Chopski, PharmD

nicki_chopski Executive Officer (Ex Officio Member) Pocatello, ID
Phone: (208) 334-2356
Nicole “Nicki” Chopski, PharmD, is the Executive Officer of the Idaho State Board of Pharmacy. In this capacity, her primary role is to promote, preserve and protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by and through the effective control and regulation of the practice of pharmacy in the state of Idaho. Raised and educated in Pocatello, Nicki Chopski obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Idaho State University College of Pharmacy in 1997. She completed Purdue University College of Pharmacy’s program in nuclear pharmacy in 2006. She previously served as a hospital pharmacist at Portneuf Medical Center and served as a board member for the Board of Pharmacy for 12 years. Dr. Chopski believes that it is through leadership and involvement of the individual pharmacist that the profession of pharmacy will continue to advance and succeed, which is demonstrated by her involvement in multiple professional organizations at the local, state and national level. Outside of pharmacy, her interests include riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle, traveling and serving the POW*MIA Awareness Association locally and National League of POW/MIA Families nationally.
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