Tennessee Delegation to the AMAAs 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.
(423) 826-8000
Russ Miller
Constitution and Bylaws Maintain oversight of TMA official managing document providing insight and direction as to changes and amendments Dr. Robin Williams
(615) 284-5887
Yarnell Beatty
Public Health 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
(615) 532-2968
Ben Simpson
Professional Relations 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
(865) 632-5900
Dave Chaney
Legislative Develops TMA's legislative strategies and positions for the TN General Assembly and for Congress Dr. Ronald H. Kirkland
Julie Griffin
Membership Direct all facets of TMA's membership operations including projects for recruitment and retention Dr. Jerome W. Thompson
(901) 516-0546
Insurance Issues 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
(865) 475-2400
Katie Hartig