Fort Worth Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect

May 18, 2013

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Angela Donahue, Fort Worth, as its president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses.

A nurse, Mrs. Donahue will serve as president-elect of the statewide organization for one year. After that term, she will become TMAA president. She is married to David Donahue, MD, a TMA member and Fort Worth pediatric neurosurgeon.

“TMA Alliance’s strong collaboration with TMA and the TMA Foundation [the philanthropic arm of TMA] really makes it a family of medicine in Texas,” says Mrs. Donahue. “By working together, we are able to make a huge impact on the health and well-being of Texans statewide.”

She champions the collaborative projects of TMAA, TMA, and the TMA Foundation — Be Wise — ImmunizeSM, a program dedicated to improving Texas’ immunization rates, and the Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program. Texas children have received more than 234,000 vaccinations and 145,000 bike helmets through these programs.

Mrs. Donahue’s passion for helping others is evident in her leadership and volunteer roles. She has served as vice president of the TMAA councils on Community Health, Membership, and Communications. Mrs. Donahue has represented the alliance on TMA’s Council on Public Health, Council on Health Promotions, and Membership Committee.

Mrs. Donahue became involved with her local alliance more than 30 years ago when her husband was a resident in neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. Since then, she has served on the alliance boards in Memphis and Fort Worth. She is a member of the Tarrant County Medical Society Alliance and has served as its president.

In her community, she has served on the boards of the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, CASA of Fort Worth, Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Texas, the Woman’s Board of Cook Children’s Medical Center, and Jewel Charity, which provides Cook Children’s Medical Center with funding for uncompensated care.

Mrs. Donahue believes in the power of community: “The spirit of community unites us with others who share common interests and passions that inspire the collective group to share ideas, find solutions, and make change.” 

Mrs. Donahue graduated from Vanderbilt University with a bachelor of science in nursing. She and her husband have three sons: Benjamin, his wife, Amy, and son Brooks; Kevin and his wife, Allison; and Wyatt. They enjoy spending time with their family and traveling.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 47,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 112 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

Be Wise — Immunize is a service mark of the Texas Medical Association. 

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Contact: Pam Udall (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 413-6807; email: pam.udall@texmed.org
Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear@texmed.org 

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