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Tennessee Delegation to the AMA
As the nation’s largest physician group, the AMA advocates the issues vital to the nation’s health. Helps doctors help patients by uniting physicians nationwide to work on the most important professional and public health issues.
Dr. Donald B. Franklin, Jr.
Constitution and Bylaws
Maintain oversight of TMA official managing document providing insight and direction as to changes and amendments
Dr. Robin Williams
Monitors and addresses issues on health concerns to the public-at-large and the general well-being of our state such as pandemics, flu vaccines, disaster preparedness, health coalition partnerships, rural health access, tobacco, obesity, and the uninsured.
Dr. Adele M. Lewis
Promotes and maintains relationships between the association and other professional organizations; promotes the policies, projects and image of the TMA and oversees the internal and external communications processes between the TMA and its constituencies.
Dr. Thomas R. Pollard
Develops TMA's legislative strategies and positions for the TN General Assembly and for Congress
Dr. Ronald H. Kirkland
Direct all facets of TMA's membership operations including projects for recruitment and retention
Dr. Jerome W. Thompson
Monitors and addresses all insurance issues, both government and commercial, affecting physicians, practices and patients in Tennessee. This includes reimbursement, regulation and policy changes, lawsuit settlements, contracting issues, networks, pay for performance, workers compensation, etc.
Dr. Charles E. Leonard