Temple Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect

For Immediate Release
May 19, 2012 

Contact: Pam Udall  
phone: (512) 370-1382
cell: (512) 413-6807 

Brent Annear
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The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Cheryl Stanley Jones, Temple, as TMAA president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses.

Mrs. Jones, an avid community volunteer, will serve as president-elect of the statewide organization for one year. After that term, she will become TMAA president.

“With medicine as our common bond, the TMA Alliance brings together physicians and their spouses from across Texas,” says Mrs. Jones. “Together, we can support the practice of medicine from the local to national levels, and I am proud to help lead our statewide organization.”

As a long-time volunteer, Mrs. Jones brings a wealth of experience to her new position. Within the TMA Alliance, she has served as vice president of community health and well-being, public communication, and membership. She also has served as TMAA parliamentarian, District 12 Director, and as alliance representative on TMA’s Council on Health Promotion.

“TMA Alliance members serve as ambassadors to extend the reach of their physician spouses into their local communities and beyond,” says Mrs. Jones. “We have a proven record of making a difference in our communities and our state through our public health and outreach programs.”

In her community, Mrs. Jones chairs the Temple Education Foundation, and has been a member of its Scholarship and Grant committees. She also has held various volunteer positions with the Temple Independent School District (ISD), including serving on the Temple ISD Mentor Committee and as a mentor. Mrs. Jones is a member of the Junior League of Temple, the Central Texas Orchestral Society, and is an executive board member of the Baptist General Convention of Texas. She volunteers actively with the First Baptist Church of Temple.

Mrs. Jones is married to Temple emergency physician Russell Jones, MD, a TMA member. The couple has two children: Rory, a recent graduate of Southwestern University in Georgetown, and Abby, a student at Texas A&M University. Next year, Rory will spend a year in Germany as a Fulbright Scholar.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 46,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 120 component county medical societies around the state. TMA’s key objective since 1853 is to improve the health of all Texans.

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