New Trustees Join TMA Foundation Board

September 12, 2019

The Texas Medical Association Foundation (TMAF) announces six new appointments to the TMAF Board of Trustees. Three physicians, two medical students, and a community leader will attend their first board meeting this week at the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Fall Conference. TMAF is the philanthropic arm of TMA, the nation’s largest state medical society.

TMAF supports statewide and local initiatives that focus on disease prevention and healthier lifestyles, and increasing access to health care. Long-standing programs the foundation funds include TMA’s Be Wise – ImmunizeSM, a program to provide vaccinations and increase awareness that vaccines are safe and effective, and the Hard Hats for Little Heads bicycle helmet giveaway program to prevent head injury among Texas youth. TMA Foundation also supports other health improvement programs such as Walk With a Doc Texas, part of an international grassroots movement devoted to encouraging healthy physical activity and strengthening patient-physician relationships, as well as programs to grow the physician workforce.

Austin

Madeline Hanes, a second-year student at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School, was appointed to serve a two-year term as a TMA Medical Student Section representative on the TMAF board. Ms. Hanes is a delegate to TMA’s Medical Student Section and serves as a volunteer with Dell Medical School’s Be Wise – Immunize and Hard Hats for Little Heads community projects. Ms. Hanes is a member of the Travis County Medical Society.

Corpus Christi

Sunshine H. Moore, the immediate past president of the TMA Alliance (TMAA) advocacy and service organization, was appointed to serve her first three-year term on the TMAF board. She has also represented TMAA on TMA’s Council on Health Promotion and Council on Science and Public Health, and participated in TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee. She is married to Jacob J. Moore, MD, a Corpus Christi ophthalmologist and TMA member. Ms. Moore is a member and past president of the Nueces County Medical Society Alliance.

Dallas

Justin Bishop, MD, a medical resident in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Dallas, was appointed to serve a one-year term on the TMAF board. Dr. Bishop, a 2014 TMA Medical Student Section Student of the Year award winner, previously served on the TMA Board of Trustees as a representative of the TMA Medical Student Section and the TMA Resident and Fellow Section. He also serves on the TMA Board of Councilors, the association’s ethical policymaking body. Dr. Bishop is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society.

Kim M. Rice, MD, a Dallas nephrologist in practice for 21 years, was appointed to serve her first three-year term on the TMAF board. Dr. Rice served as a member of the TMA House of Delegates, TMA’s policymaking body, from 2012 to 2014 and is affiliated with Dallas Nephrology Associates. Dr. Rice is a member of the Dallas County Medical Society and a past member of its board of directors.

Houston

Clifford K. Moy, MD, Houston, a psychiatrist in practice for 30 years, was appointed to serve his first three-year term on the TMAF board. Dr. Moy is a former speaker of the TMA House of Delegates, TMA’s policymaking body. He currently serves on the board of directors for TEXPAC, TMA’s political action committee. Dr. Moy is the behavioral health medical director at TMF Health Quality Institute, based in Austin. Dr. Moy is a member of the Harris County Medical Society.

Temple

Christian Beltran, a fourth-year student at Texas A&M University (TAMU) College of Medicine, was appointed to serve a two-year term as a TMA Medical Student Section representative on the TMAF board. Mr. Beltran has served as a student volunteer with TAMU medical school’s Hard Hats for Little Heads community project. He also served as a TMA student chapter vice president at the TAMU medical school. Mr. Beltran is a member of the Brazos-Robertson County Medical Society.

TMA is the largest state medical society in the nation, representing nearly 53,000 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. The TMA Foundation raises funds to support the population health, science, and quality-of-care priority initiatives of TMA and the family of medicine.

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September 12, 2019