TMA Foundation Elects New Leaders

Fort Worth obstetrician-gynecologist G. Sealy Massingill, MD, is the new president of the TMA Foundation (TMAF) Board of Trustees. He was elected at TexMed 2013 in May.

TMAF, the philanthropic arm of TMA, makes possible initiatives that stress prevention and healthier lifestyles for more Texans. TMAF raises funds and connects medicine, business, and community groups that carry out these programs at the local and state levels.

Dr. Massingill chairs the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at JPS Health Network and 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. He also is medical director of midwifery at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.

Deborah A. Fuller, MD, a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist in Dallas, is the vice president. Dr. Fuller is immediate past chair of TMA's Council on Health Promotion.

D'Anna Wick, a Tyler community volunteer, is secretary. Ms. Wick serves on the TMAF Grants Committee, which develops the annual grants budget, evaluates grant applications, and makes funding recommendations to the full board. She was president of the TMA Alliance during 2009-10 and currently is a member of its board of directors. 

James A. Prentice, MD, a retired Austin anesthesiologist, is treasurer. Dr. Prentice is a past president of the Travis County Medical Society, a past chair of the UT College of Natural Sciences Advisory Council, and a current member of the Development Board at The University of Texas at Austin and the UT System Foundation Board.

Action, Aug. 1, 2013