MPhA Staff Bios 


  Peter A. Stokes, Esq., Executive Director

Pete_Headshot.jpgPeter A. Stokes is the Executive Director of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association (MPhA) and serves as the association’s primary spokesperson.  He is responsible for the day-to-day management of MPhA, the Mississippi Pharmacy Foundation (MPF), and the MPhA Political Action Committee (Pharm-PAC).  Mr. Stokes currently serves on the PACE Alliance Board of Directors, and is the managing editor of the Mississippi Pharmacists Association journal, the MPhA E-Newsletter and all MPhA social media.

Mr. Stokes has extensive experience in political and government affairs arenas.  He served the Georgia House of Representatives as a Legislative Aide to the House Minority Whip during the 2003 and 2004 legislative sessions, working closely with House Committee Chairs, the House Minority Counsel and Deputy Whips.  He also provided daily legislative briefs detailing the status of critical legislation to the 72 member caucus. 

After the 2004 legislative session, Mr. Stokes agreed to serve as the Political Director for Gen. Grant Brantley’s campaign for the Georgia Supreme Court.  In this capacity, Mr. Stokes spearheaded the campaign’s grassroots program and campaign tour, organizing and overseeing volunteers across 117 Georgia counties.

Later, during the 2006 and 2007 legislative sessions of the Georgia General Assembly, Mr. Stokes served as a contract lobbyist and a key legislative representative for the Medical Association of Georgia, Verizon, and Georgia Natural Gas.  During this time, Mr. Stokes successfully planned many strategic government affairs initiatives and executed multiple advocacy measures. 

A licensed Mississippi attorney, Mr. Stokes is a graduate of Mississippi College School of Law, where he was active in student affairs and served on the Executive Board of the Student Bar Association.  He is the recipient of several academic awards including the American Jurisprudence Award for Healthcare Law and Public Policy and the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice.  He is also the recipient of the 2009 Mississippi Bar Award for the Health Law Section.   Additionally, Mr. Stokes served the Mississippi House of Representatives as a Legal Extern to the House Public Health Committee during the 2010 legislative session.

Also during law school, Mr. Stokes served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Judge David M. Ishee of the Mississippi Court of Appeals.  Later, Mr. Stokes was a Legal Fellow at the Mississippi State Medical Association, where he authored “Recovery Audit Contractors: Mississippi Physicians and Medicare Audits,” published in the Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association in 2009.  He later served as a Legal Extern at the Hinds County Attorney’s Office where, as a law student, he was admitted to the limited practice of law under the Law Student Limited Practice Act.  During this time, Mr. Stokes prosecuted misdemeanors in the Hinds County Justice Court under the supervision of the Hinds County Attorney.  Mr. Stokes also conducted shelter hearings in the Hinds County Youth Court to determine the placement of neglected/abused juveniles, and adjudicated minors in youth court trials on behalf of the State. 

Prior to joining MPhA, Mr. Stokes worked as an Associate at Begley Law Firm, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi and assisted the firm with various matters ranging from campaign and election law to labor and employment law.

Mr. Stokes resides in Jackson, Mississippi and attends Pinelake Church in Brandon, Mississippi.  In his leisure time, he enjoys salt water fishing, golf, and marksmanship.

Contact Pete at or 601-981-0416

Sloane Blair, Director of Events and Communications


Sloane Blair is the Director of Events and Communications for MPhA. She is responsible for social media content, email communications, bi-weekly e-newsletters, the Mississippi Pharmacist quarterly journal and other print publications. Sloane also plans continuing education events, such as the Annual Convention and Trade Show, Consultant Seminar and District Meetings.

Sloane is a graduate of Mississippi State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Marketing. Shortly after graduating in 2016, Sloane began working for MPhA. She has previously worked with Shelby Farms Park Conservancy in Memphis, TN as a Communications Intern and a startup company, CampusKnot, in Starkville as a Community Manager Intern.

Contact Sloane at or 601-981-0416



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