Corpus Christi Volunteer Elected TMA Alliance President-Elect

May 6, 2017   

The Texas Medical Association Alliance (TMAA) has elected Sunshine Moore, a Corpus Christi volunteer, as its president-elect. TMAA is the volunteer service organization of the Texas Medical Association (TMA), comprising physicians and physicians’ spouses. Mrs. Moore was elected today during TexMed, TMA’s annual conference, in Houston.

Mrs. Moore will serve as president-elect for one year, then become the TMAA president in 2018. She is married to Jacob J. Moore, MD, a Corpus Christi ophthalmologist and TMA member.

“I am honored to serve this great organization,” said Mrs. Moore. “I will have the privilege of leading TMAA in its 101st year, and I want to build on what our prior leaders have achieved.” TMAA will culminate its historic centennial year in May 2018.

Mrs. Moore became active in the alliance a decade ago when she and her husband lived in Harlingen. Mrs. Moore said she become “hooked” when she joined the Cameron-Willacy County Medical Society (CMS) Alliance North, allowing her to have an active role in her community.

Mrs. Moore carried that commitment with her when her family relocated to Corpus Christi in 2009. She has served in a number of Nueces CMS Alliance positions, including president and parliamentarian.

Mrs. Moore also has served as TMAA vice president of community health and of membership, and has been a member of the Long Range Planning Committee.

TMA Alliance members represent physicians and medicine, whether they are working on projects that target local needs or are advocating for medicine in the halls of the State Capitol. TMAA spearheads First Tuesdays at the Capitol lobby days where alliance members join physicians and medical students to meet with state legislators to discuss how proposed legislation will affect patient care in Texas.

TMAA members and their local alliances support statewide TMA public health initiatives like Hard Hats for Little Heads and Be Wise — ImmunizeSM. They also carry out other projects that benefit their communities, ranging from putting coats and shoes on kids to providing scholarships to help high school students study medical professions.

“Our members across the state have vast and solid community leadership experience to carry out programs that support physicians in giving back,” said Mrs. Moore. “That has helped sustain our organization through a century and will be important as we adapt for the next 100 years of medicine.”

In her community, Mrs. Moore serves on the board of the South Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, and is a member of the Junior League of Corpus Christi. She is an active parent volunteer at Incarnate Word Academy, her children’s school, where she has held several fundraising positions and served as president of the high school Parent-Teacher Organization.  

Mrs. Moore received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Emory University in Atlanta and doctor of jurisprudence from Concord University. She and her husband have three children.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing more than 50,000 physician and medical student members. It is located in Austin and has 110 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.


Contact:  Brent Annear (512) 370-1381; cell: (512) 656-7320; email: brent.annear[at]texmed[dot]org

Marcus Cooper (512) 370-1382; cell: (512) 650-5336; email: marcus.cooper[at]texmed[dot]org

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April 20, 2018