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
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. Matthew L. Mancini
(865) 305-9620
Mark Thien
Education Reviews CME program applications, resolve conflicts of interest to assure unbiased education, identifies learning gaps for educational content development, reviews content to assure best practices and provide review and improvement over sessions and the entire educational process.Beth LentchnerBeth Lentchner
IMPACT Board of DirectorsIMPACT is the bipartisan political action committee of the TMA. Its goal is to support pro-medicine candidates in their efforts to win election to public office by making direct contributions to pro-medicine candidates seeking election to the Tennessee Legislature or select statewide office.Dr. Newton P. Allen, Jr.
(615) 297-2700
Julie Griffin
Legislative Develops TMA's legislative strategies and positions for the TN General Assembly and for Congress Dr. Joseph E. Huffstutter
(423) 826-0800
Julie Griffin
Membership Direct all facets of TMA's membership operations including projects for recruitment and retention Dr. Jerome W. Thompson
(901) 516-0546
Christy Reeves
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.Karen BairdKaren Baird