Putting Physicians First Since 1976

MICA was founded upon a mission to protect and defend the practice of medicine. By putting our insureds first, MICA has remained a leader in medical professional liability insurance over the years.

Independent & Mighty

As a physician-directed mutual insurance company, MICA has remained true to the same principles that led to its founding: protecting those who practice independent medicine. When it comes to medical professional liability coverage, the MICA team is there for you when you need us most. Whether you have a question about your coverage details or need to speak to someone about a potential claim, you will receive the same level of high-touch service.  

The MICA team is comprised of industry experts with many having decades of medical professional liability experience. You will come to think of the MICA team as an extension of your medical practice. Should the need ever arise, you will receive MICA’s support throughout every step of the malpractice litigation. Not only will you be connected to the best medical malpractice defense counsel, but you will also receive other resources to help you through the process.  

What Drives Us


We protect, support, and defend the practice of medicine.


To be the medical professional liability solution that frees our members to focus on patient care







MICA Executive Staff

  • Edward G. Marley
    • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Sherry R. Haworth
    • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Kristin L. Kenny
    • Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
  • Timothy J. Friers
    • Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer
  • Darren J. Palmer
    • Vice President & Chief Information Officer
  • Karen B. Everitt, JD
    • Vice President, Risk Management Services
  • Hana Kim
    • Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Erica J. Krobot, JD
    • Vice President, Claims
  • Holiday J. St. Andre
    • Vice President, Human Resources

2024 Board of Trustees

  • James F. Carland, III, M.D.
    • Chairman
  • Karen J. Nichols, D.O.
    • Vice Chairman
  • James G. Leiferman, M.D.
    • Secretary
  • David A. Pedersen, M.D.
    • Treasurer
  • Christina Kwasnica, M.D.
  • J. Greg Rula, M.D.
  • Jeffrey C. Broberg, M.D.
  • Katie M. Campuzano, M.D.
  • Marc L. Leib, M.D., J.D.
  • Michael A. Trainor, D.O.
  • R Allan Allford
  • Roseanne K. Collins, M.D.
  • Steven P. Matteucci, J.D.
  • Thomas Betlach
  • Walter K. Sosey, M.D.

Our Partners

Community Outreach

Employee Participation

Each year, MICA’s employees participate in several fundraisers that benefit the community. Recent charitable contributions have been made to Ronald McDonald Foundation Charities, Upward for Children and Families, Feed My Starving Children, and Circle the City. MICA also partners with United Blood Services to hold three blood drives per year. 

Corporate Participation

Due to growing concern about the shortage of physicians in Arizona, MICA‘s Community Outreach program focuses on the healthcare community with a specific emphasis on keeping medical students and residents in Arizona. MICA Medical Foundation supports programs that focus on education and research by and for residents, fellows, and medical students. The MICA Medical Foundation Board has been thoughtful and deliberate in establishing a mission that will allow it to serve as a community partner for improving patient outcomes. With its grants, MICA Medical Foundation intends to aid the community through the pursuit of safe, effective, and compassionate delivery of health care for many years to come.

In addition, MICA’s staff conducts “Medical Professional Liability 101” presentations for various residency programs around Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. These presentations are available upon request.