Who We Are: TMA Foundation Board of Trustees

 New Board Fall 2013 

At the October 18th Board of Trustees Meeting, TMAF President, G. Sealy Massingill, MD (second from left) welcomes new board members (from l to r)Robert Jones; Gregory R. Johnson, MD; and David Savage. 

New Members Join the TMA Foundation Board

 Gregory R. Johnson, MD, SFHM, FAAFP, Pearland, leads clinical operations for the Central and Southeast region of Sound Physicians. His responsibilities include regional organizational leadership and development, and regional operational performance. In his role, Dr. Johnson works with the hospital partners, hospitalists, and regional vice president of operations to ensure quality patient care. Dr. Johnson is a graduate of The University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston. He completed his residency training in internal medicine and family practice at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans. Dr. Johnson is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians, a fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a senior fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine. Within TMA, Dr. Johnson serves on the Board of Councilors and is a past chair of the Young Physician Section. He is a 2011 graduate of TMA’s Leadership College and has served on its executive team. Dr. Johnson also chairs the Texas Academy of Family Physician’s Leadership Committee. 

Robert W. Jones, JD, Austin, is a vice president of government relations for Pfizer. He is responsible for Pfizer’s legislative, regulatory, and public affairs in the Southern region, which includes 17 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Jones also serves on the Civil Justice and State Attorneys General Outreach teams for Pfizer, assisting in policy development for these two areas. Jones previously worked in Texas state government as a legislative assistant and staff attorney in the Texas Senate. Jones received his bachelor of business administration from The University of Texas at Austin and his doctor of jurisprudence from the University of Houston School of Law. Robert is a member of the State Bar of Texas. 

2013-2015 TMA Foundation Officers and Executive Committee Members Elected 

The TMA Foundation Board of Trustees elected new officers and Executive Committee members at its annual meeting in May, who will serve a two-year term. G. Sealy Massingill, MD, of Fort Worth was elected president; Deborah A. Fuller, MD, of Dallas, vice president; James A. Prentice, MD, of Austin, treasurer; and D’Anna Wick, of Tyler, secretary. Milla Perry Jones of Dallas was elected executive committee member-at-large and will serve a one-year term. In addition, Russell W.H. Kridel, MD, FACS, of Houston will serve as Immediate Past President after completing his two-year term as president.

G. Sealy Massingill, MD, a Fort Worth obstetrician and gynecologist, was elected president of Board of Trustees. Dr. Massingill chairs the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at JPS Health Network, is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center/Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is medical director of midwifery at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. Dr. Massingill also dedicates his time to organized medicine by serving on the Texas Medical Association’s Committee on Continuing Education and previously on the Committee on Maternal and Perinatal Health. He is the immediate past president of the Tarrant County Medical Society and is a district vice chair for the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

We all have a stake in a healthier Texas,” said Dr. Massingill. “Yet chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, and stroke affect many Texans and carry an enormous burden in terms of cost and human suffering. That’s why I will work to expand the foundation’s collaborative efforts — to join more physicians, businesses and community groups who, with grant support from TMAF, can best impact the health of their communities.”

Deborah A. Fuller, MD, a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist in Dallas, was elected vice president of the Board of Trustees. Dr. Fuller, in private practice, graduated from The University of Texas Medical Branch where she serves as president of the School of Medicine Alumni Association. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Fuller is an associate professor at the Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. Dr. Fuller is an active leader in organized medicine. She is immediate past chair of TMA’s Council on Health Promotion. She also is a past chair of the TMAF Nominating Committee and is a past co-chair of the TMAF annual gala fundraiser. A Dallas native, Dr. Fuller is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society where she serves on the Mediations Committee. She is also is a member of the Dallas Museum of Art and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League and a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas, and she serves on the Dallas Summer Musical Guild Board of Directors.

James A. Prentice, MD, a retired Austin anesthesiologist, was elected treasurer Board of Trustees. Dr. Prentice has a long history of service and philanthropy. A University of Texas Southwestern Medical School graduate, Dr. Prentice served in the United States Air Force Medical Corps for seven years and was later a consultant in anesthesiology at Mayo Clinic and an assistant professor at Mayo Medical School. After returning to Texas, he became a partner in the Austin Anesthesiology Group, where he practiced for 24 years until retirement. Dr. Prentice is past president of the Travis County Medical Society and the Paramount Theatre Board, and was a founding board member of the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. For the past 30 years, he has served on the board of Austin Symphony Orchestra. He currently serves on the Development Board at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin and on The University of Texas (System) Foundation Board, and is a past chair of the UT College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council. Dr. Prentice is a graduate of Leadership Austin, is a past chair of the St. David’s Episcopal Church Foundation, and serves on the Community Health Access Committee of St. David’s Foundation. He is married to Linda Gilbert Prentice, MD, a retired pediatric endocrinologist.

D’Anna Wick, a Tyler community volunteer, was elected secretary of the Board of Trustees. Mrs. Wick She serves on the TMAF Grants Committee that develops the annual grants budget, evaluates grant applications, and makes funding recommendations to the full board. She also is active in the TMA Alliance, a volunteer group of physicians and their spouses. In 2009-10, Mrs. Wick served as the TMA Alliance president and currently serves on its board of directors. Mrs. Wick also volunteers for local Tyler organizations, including the Smith County Medical Society Alliance, Junior League of Tyler, Friends of Hospice of East Texas, Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County, and Women’s Symphony League. She is married to Paul H. Wick, MD, a Tyler psychiatrist. Mrs. Wick received a degree in nursing from the University of Mississippi and a master’s of science in interdisciplinary studies from The University of Texas at Tyler.

Milla Perry Jones of Dallas was elected at-large member of the Board of Trustees Executive Committee Ms. Jones is vice president of United Surgical Partners International (USPI). The company provides ambulatory surgical services and operates short-stay hospitals in the United States. Prior to joining USPI, she served in various capacities at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene, and Baylor University Medical Center and Baylor Health Care System Foundation in Dallas. She currently serves as a member of the TMAF Nominating Committee. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Ms. Jones serves on the boards of Dallas Summer Musicals Inc., Texas Horse Park, Frost, and the Southwest Transplant Alliance. She also serves on the advisory board of the American Cancer Society’s Dallas Cattle Baron’s Ball. 

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
Milla Perry Jones, Executive Committee Member-At-Large
Terri Andrews
A. Clay Cessna, DO, Young Physician Section Representative
Kelli A. Cohen, MD
Brian J. Eades, MD
T. David Greer, MD
Mary Love (Bitsy) Henderson
Gregory R. Johnson, MD, SFHM, FAAFP
Robert Jones
Austin I. King, MD, TMA President-Elect 
Libby Malone
Ronnie Miksch
Craig Norman, R.PH.
Lea Ann Pearse, MD
Cheryl L. Perry, PhD
Susan M. Pike, MD
Rajam Ramamurthy, MD
David Savage Medical Student Section Representative
Catherine L. Scholl, MD
Leslie H. Secrest, MD
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
Dennis J. Factor, MD
Fredye Factor
A. Tomas Garcia III, MD
Martin G. Guerrero, 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) 370-1663

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


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