Who We Are: TMA Foundation Board of Trustees

 New Members Join the TMA Foundation Board 

Manual L. Acosta, MD, El Paso, is chief of staff at Columbia Medical Center West, Las Palmas Medical Center, and Del Sol Medical Center. A Texas Medical Association (TMA) member for 41 years, Dr. Acosta was secretary of the TMAIT Board of Trustees from 1996-2000. He chaired TMA’s Border Health Caucus from 2007-14. He also served on the TMA Insurance Trust Board of Trustees from 1992-2000. Dr. Acosta is a former president of the El Paso County Medical Society. He also is past chair of the El Paso County Board of Health, and past president of the National Confederation of Hispanic American Medical Associations. Dr. Acosta received his medical degree from National Autonomous University of Mexico in 1969. He completed his residency at Scott & White Hospital in Temple. 

Robert Michelin, Livingston, NJ, is vice president and account executive for Prudential’s Group Association & Affinity Services department in Roseland, NJ. He is the primary contact for Prudential’s Group Association Accounts, including the Texas Medical Association Insurance Trust (TMAIT). Mr. Michelin has more than 30 years of experience working with various life and health insurance products. Prior to joining Prudential in 1998, he was national accounts director at Anthem Health. Mr. Michelin received a bachelor of science degree in business management from Saint Peter’s University in New Jersey.  

Board of Trustees 

G. Sealy Massingill, MD, President
Deborah A. Fuller, MD, Vice President
D’Anna Wick, Secretary
James A. Prentice, MD, Treasurer
Russell WH Kridel, MD, FACS, Immediate Past President
Cheryl L. Perry, PhD, Executive Committee Member-At-Large
Manuel L. Acosta, MD
Mani Akhtari, MD
Terri Andrews
Kelli A. Cohen, MD
Salil Deshpande, MD, MBA
Brian J. Eades, MD 
A. Tomas Garcia III, MD, TMA President-Elect
T. David Greer, MD
Mary Love (Bitsy) Henderson 
Gregory R. Johnson, MD
Milla Perry Jones 
Robert W. Jones
Libby Malone
Robert Michelin
Ronnie Miksch
Craig Norman, R.PH.
Lee Ann Pearse, MD
Susan M. Pike, MD
Rajam Ramamurthy, MD
Catherine L. Scholl, MD
Leslie H. Secrest, MD
Rachel Solnick, Medical Student Section Representative
Charlotte M. Stelly-Seitz, MD
Carl Trusler, MD
E. Linda Villarreal, MD


Advisory Council

Charles W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., MD
Alan C. Baum, MD
Phil H. Berry Jr., MD
Ernest C. Butler, MD
Fred F. Ciarochi, MD
Joaquin G. Cigarroa, MD
Sandy Currie
John Ehrle
Dennis J. Factor, MD
Martin G. Guerrero, MD
Mark J. Kubala, MD
Susan Leshnower
Sarah Losinger
Mary Meyers
Nick N. Shroff, MD
Susan M. Strate, MD
Susan Todd
Nalin Tolia, MD





Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Lisa Stark Walsh , MA
Executive Director - oversees grant making, fundraising, and communications activities and overall management of TMAF
(512) 370-1666

Ashley Velasquez
Development Director - responsible for raising funds to support the programs and initiatives of TMA and the TMA Foundation from individual donors, private foundations, and corporations.
(512) 370-1665

Marilyn Anderson 
Data Manager - call to make a donation over the phone or with questions regarding your gift
(512) 370-1466

Sean Dunham
Development and Operations Assistant - responsible for year-end solicitation mailings; call for information regarding TMAF
(512) 370-1664


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