(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
members and their local alliances support statewide TMA public health
initiatives like Hard Hats for Little
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
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.”
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
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