Board of Directors

Lisa S. Usdan, M.D.
Christopher Pokabla, M.D.
Immediate President
David L. Cannon, M.D.
Dale Criner, M.D.
President Elect
Catherine Womack, M.D.
Vice President
Walter Rayford, MD, MBA, PhD
Andrew Watson, M.D.
Past President

Directors-at-Large & Ex-Officio Members

Board of Directors

Melanie Woodall, M.D.
Christopher Jackson, M.D.
James Beaty, M.D.
James Wang, M.D.
Perisco Wofford, M.D.
Kyle Smith, M.D.
Desiree Burroughs-Ray
Michelle Kitson, M.D.
Bluff City Medical Society President
Jessica Harrison
Mid-South MGMA President
Diana Alsbrook, M.D.
Resident Representative
Swathi Ganesh
TMA Student Representative

Advisory Members

Board of Directors

O. Lee Berkenstock, M.D.
TMA Regional Advisor
Jimmie Mancell, M.D.
MMS Past President
Chris Fleming, M.D.
Past TMA President
James Ensor, M.D.
Past MMS President
Phillip Langsdon, M.D.
MMS Past President
Robinson Wiley, M.D.
TMA Past President
Autry Parker, M.D.
MMS Past President
Keith Anderson, M.D.
MMS Past President


The Society is governed by a Board of Directors composed of the President, the President-Elect, the Vice President, the Immediate Past President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and nine Members-at-Large. The Members-at-Large are rotated by electing three new members each year to serve a three-year term each. Also serving on the Board is an annually appointed representative of the Resident members who serves a one-year term. The Board is responsible for all property and fiscal affairs of the Society, as well as any employees and office maintained by the Society. The Board assigns and supervises the duties of the Executive Vice President, who in turn manages all daily functions of the Society and its staff. The Board also makes suggestions for the coordination and proper performance of the duties of the standing and ad hoc committees.

Standing Committees                                                      Current Ad-Hoc Committees

  • Communications                                                                         •   Physician Wellbeing
  • Public Service                                                                               •   Practice Services
  • Membership
  • Ethics
  • Finance
  • Legislative