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TMA 2022-2023 Board of Trustees

The TMA Board of Trustees are members elected from across the state to serve the interest of the membership and fulfill the actions of the House of Delegates. The Board meets quarterly in January, April/May (Annual Meeting), July, and October.

Members may bring their issues to the Board by completing this form and submitting to the TMA CEO. If you have questions about the Board of Trustees, contact Amy Campoli at or 615-460-1650.


Chair | Region 1

Lee Berkenstock, MD, FAAFP


Vice Chair | Region 6

Gene Huffstutter, MD


Board of Trustees | Region 2

Pamela D. Murray, MD


Board of Trustees | Region 5

Leslie Treece, MD


Medical Student Section Representative

Akshita Patel



Edward Capparelli, MD



Andrew Watson, MD


Board of Trustees | Region 3

Amy Suppinger, MD


Board of Trustees | Region 7

Daniel Bustamante, MD


Resident/Fellow Section Representative

Charles Gober, MD


Secretary/Treasurer | Region 8

Landon Combs, MD


Immediate Past President

Ron Kirkland, MD, MBA


Board of Trustees | Region 4

Adrian O. Rodriguez, MD


Speaker, House of Delegates

John David McCarley, MD


TMAA Advisor

Beth Kasper


TMA AMA Delegates

John J. Ingram, III, MD (Chair) | East Tennessee Medical Group PC | (865) 984-3864

Richard J. DePersio, MD (Vice Chair) | Greater Knoxville Ear Nose Throat Associates | (865) 521-8050

O. Lee Berkenstock, MD | OLB Healthcare PLLC | (901) 761-6157

Wiley T. Robinson, MD | Inpatient Physicians of the Mid-South | (901) 761-6157

Christopher E. Young, MD | Anesthesiology Consultants Exchange PC | (423) 602-8400

TMA AMA Alternative Delegates

Vijaya L. Appareddy, MD | Tri-State Psychiatric Services | (423) 499-6165

Richard Soper, MD | Center for Behavioral Wellness | (615) 292-5747

Nita W. Shumaker, MD | Galen North Pediatrics | (423) 874-0125

Landon S. Combs, MD | Ballad Health Pediatrics at Gray | (423) 477-2885