2017 TMA Leadership Elections

Voting is now open for the 2017 TMA Leadership Elections. All votes must be cast online. Voting will be open until 5 p.m. Central Time on Feb. 28.

No login is required to vote, but a TMA member number and region will be required.

If you have any questions or issues voting, please contact TMA at 800.659.1862 or email Amy Campoli at amy.campoli@tnmed.org.

Open Positions for 2017


Matthew Mancini, MD
Jane Siegel, MD

Speaker of the House

Edward Capparelli, MD
Andrew Watson, MD

Vice-Speaker of the House
Charles Leonard, MD

TMA Board
Region 1 - James Ensor Jr., MD, Germantown
Region 3 - Peter Swarr, MD, Brentwood
Region 6 - John McCarley, MD, Hixson
Region 8 - Ted Taylor, MD, Hampton

Judicial Council
Region 2 - Pamela Murray, MD, Jackson
Region 4 - Richard Soper, JD, MD, Nashville
Region 6 - Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, MD, Hixson
Region 8 - Charles Leonard, MD, Talbott


  • President-elect
    Serves as head of the Association during the following year, including official spokesperson with media, government officials and other entities. Includes one year term as President-elect, one year as President and one year as Immediate Past President.  
  • Speaker and Vice-Speaker of the TMA House of Delegates
    Speaker presides over the TMA House of Delegates, moderates debate, makes rulings on parliamentary procedures. Vice-Speaker is designated to fill in when the Speaker is not available or when he/she delegates. One year term, up to three consecutive terms.


  • Judicial Councilor
    Each region shall have one councilor to serve on TMA’s Judicial Council, which meets annually (or more if necessary) to investigate alleged improper conduct and oversee formal disciplinary action against members or component medical societies. Councilors also assist component medical societies in maintaining their viability in the region. Two-year term.
    *Councilors for Regions 2,4, 6 and 8 will be elected in 2017. 
  • Trustee
    The TMA Board of Trustees determines the policy and details of management of the Association between meetings of the House of Delegates, carrying out the directives given by the House. Two-year term.
    *Trustees for Regions 1, 3, 6 and 8 will be elected in 2017.

Elections Process and Timeline

September 1

Deadline for each region's elected trustee to certify the representatives on the Nominating Committee for each region.


President calls the meeting of the Nominating Committee

December 1

Deadline for Nominating Committee to submit all nominations to TMA Chief Executive Officer

December 2

TMA will distribute candidate profile forms to all nominees

December 10

Candidate profile forms due at TMA headquarters by 5 p.m. CST.


Publication of candidate profiles in Tennessee Medicine

February 1–28

TMA General Election ballots open

February 28

The Elections Committee will certify the elections 
If needed, runoff ballots will be prepared
Election Committee will notify all candidates of results
Election results will be posted on tnmed.org

March 21-28

Runoff election (If needed)
Runoff ballots due by 5 p.m. CST on March 28