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.  

Executive Staff

  • Edward G. Marley
    • President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Ronald E. Malpiedi
    • Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
  • Darren J. Palmer
    • Vice President & Chief Information Officer
  • Timothy J. Friers
    • Vice President & Chief Underwriting Officer
  • Karen B. Everitt, JD
    • Vice President, Risk Management Services
  • Hana Kim, JD
    • Vice President, Marketing & Corporate Communications
  • Leon W. Kochan, M.C.Ed
    • Vice President, Human Resources
  • Philip J. Smith
    • Vice President, Claims

 

2022 Board of Trustees

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

Our Partners

Community Outreach

Employee Participation

Each year, MICA’s employees participate in several fundraisers that benefit the community. MICA's employees have donated over $36,000 to Upward for Children and Families, a Phoenix-based nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children with development disabilities and medically fragile children. 

MICA also partners with United Blood Services to hold three blood drives per year. We average 15 units of blood collected at each blood drive!

MICA Team

MICA Community Outreach

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 such as Academic Excellence Days and Resident Conferences that focus on education and research - by and for residents, fellows and medical students. We are proud to support these initiatives that showcase the strengths of our future physicians.

In addition, MICA’s staff conduct “Medical Professional Liability 101” presentations for various residency programs around Arizona, Nevada and Utah.