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TMA Committees

Below is a list of the various committees that serve under the TMA Board of Trustees. Committees are comprised of volunteer members located across the state. The Board reviews committee composition and considers all moninations for service every January. If you are interested in serving on a committee, please fill out the form linked below.

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Committee Purpose Chair Staff Liaison
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. Richard DePersio, MD
Russ Miller
Constitution and Bylaws Maintain oversight of TMA official managing document providing insight and direction as to changes and amendments

Kevin Smith, MD

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. Valerie Arnold, MD
John Carr
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. Matt Mancini, MD
Morgan Ripley
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. Adrian Rodriguez, MD
Beth Lentchner
TMA PAC Board of Directors TMA PAC 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. Newt Allen, MD
Julie Griffin
Legislative Develops TMA's legislative strategies and positions for the TN General Assembly and for Congress

Turney Williams, MD
Johnson City

Julie Griffin
Membership & Recruitment Direct all facets of TMA's membership operations including projects for recruitment and retention

Trey Lee, MD

Anjanette Eash
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. Natalie Dickson, MD
Physician Wellness Promotes strengthening and expanding current regional physician wellbeing programs developed by metropolitan TMA component medical societies and advocates for state policies that destigmatize mental illness.

Ed Capparelli, MD

Erika Thomas