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Polls Open Feb. 1 for the 2024 TMA Leadership Election

Jan. 31, 2024


UPDATED Feb. 29, 2024: The polls are CLOSED as of 5pm CT, Tuesday, Feb. 29, 2024. Results of the 2024 Leadership Elections will be posted soon. 


Nashville, Tenn. — The polls open on Feb. 1 for TMA’s Leadership Election, and will close on Thursday, Feb. 29 at 5 pm CT. Members will recieve a personal, secure ballot via email from with the subject line, “Cast Your Vote in the 2024 TMA Leadership Election” on Feb. 1.

This election will secure the organization’s next President-Elect, four members of TMA’s Board of Trustees and four members of the Judicial Council. Profiles of the candidates are available at Your 2024-2025 candidates are:


  • John McCarley, MD, Chattanooga

The President-elect serves as president of the Association during the following year, and as the official spokesperson on important medical issues with the media. This member also meets with state and federal governmental officials regarding medical policy and the position of the TMA. The President-elect serves on the Board of Trustees for three years: one each as President-elect, President and then Immediate Past-President. This position also serves as chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee.

Board of Trustees

  • Region 2: Patrick N. Andre, MD, Humboldt
  • Region 4: Nicole Schletcher, MD, PhD, Nashville
  • Region 5: Leslie M. Treece, MD, Cookeville
  • Region 7: Daniel R. Bustamante, MD, Knoxville

The Board of Trustees determines the policy and details of management of the Association between meetings of the House of Delegates. The Board makes decisions over the expenditure of the funds and carries out the responsibilities and directives given to it by the House of Delegates.

Judicial Council

  • Region 1: Allison Stiles, MD, Memphis
  • Region 3: Mark Dentz, MD, Franklin
  • Region 5: Brent D. Staton, MD, Cookeville
  • Region 7: Timothy S. Wilson, MD, Knoxville

Councilors investigate matters of alleged improper conduct and sit on the Judicial Council, which has the power to censure, expel, suspend or take other action against officers or component medical societies via formal disciplinary action. Regional Councilors also help component medical societies maintain their viability in the region.

For questions, please reach out to the following contacts: 

  • For voters who do not have their email listed in TMA's database, please contact Nikki Hamlet at
  • For voters who have questions regarding governance and the election process, please contact Amy Campoli at
  • For all other questions and issues, please call TMA at 615-385-2100.

A special thanks in advance to TMA members for participating in the elections process.

The Tennessee Medical Association is a nonprofit professional organization for Tennessee physicians. TMA represents more than 10,000 Tennessee physicians and physicians-in-training. The organization advocates for public policies, laws and rules that promote healthcare safety and quality for all Tennesseans and improve the nonclinical aspects of practicing medicine. Learn more at