Board of Directors

The Board of Directors shall ​be​ ​the​ ​governing​ ​body​ ​of​ ​the ​​Association​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​the​ ​laws​ ​of​ ​the​ ​State​ ​of​ ​Alabama​ ​and​ ​as​ ​stated​ ​in​ ​the Constitution,​ ​Bylaws,​ ​and​ ​Policies ​and​ ​Procedures​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Association.​ The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, President-Elect, President-Elect Designate, the two (2) most immediate Past Presidents, Executive Director, and the Chairpersons from each Standing Committee. The SMA Alliance President also serves as an ex-officio/non-voting member.

  • President
  • President-Elect
  • President-Elect Designate
  • The two (2) most Immediate Past Presidents
  • Executive Director (Ex-Officio/Non-Voting)
  • SMA Alliance President (Ex-Officio/Non-Voting)
  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Nominating Committee
Donald DiPette

Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
President

David Avery, MD

David Avery, MD
President-Elect

Philip Hartman, MD

Philip Hartman, MD
President Elect-Designate

Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP

Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP
Immediate Past President

Ben Carmichael, MD

Ben M. Carmichael, MD, FACC
Past President

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Executive Director

Kathy Murray

Kathy Murray
SMA Alliance President

Gary Delaney, MD

Gary Delaney, MD
Chair - Budget & Finance Committee
Chair - SMA Services Board

Christopher R. Morris, MD

Christopher Morris, MD
Chair - Education Committee

Lawrence Carter, MD

Lawrence Carter, MD
Chair - Membership Committee

Committees, Members, and Opportunities for Service

Volunteer

Please select all committees on which you would be interested in serving. In order for the selections committee to appoint those best suited for each committee and its charge, a current CV, and a brief biographical sketch are requested along with the form. Submissions received without all 3 items will not be considered.

Committees work through group messaging and document sharing (google drive); as such, a valid email and cell number are required for committee participation.

Committee assignments will take place during quarterly calls or by special appointment as needed. You will be notified of your assignment upon approval by the Board.

Thank you in advance for your support and dedication.

  • Committees will work through a google group email, therefore a valid email is required.
  • There may be times when the committees will communicate through a group text, therefore a cell number is required.
  • Please rank your choice for this committee.
  • Please rank your choice for this committee.
  • Please rank your choice for this committee.
  • Please rank your choice for this committee.
  • Please include a current CV. If you would prefer to email this file, send to committees@sma.org. Submission will not be considered without CV.
  • Please include a brief biographical sketch. If you would prefer to email this file, send to committees@sma.org. Submission will not be considered without CV.

Membership Standing Committee

  • Lee Carter, MD - Chair
  • Christine Holliman, MBA, CMPE

Private Group Email

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The Membership Committee shall oversee the development of all member benefits for the Association to ensure the Association fulfills its stated mission. The Committee will review existing benefits and identify new benefits for inclusion and maintain member benefits and services provided to SMA members. The Membership Committee shall be leaders in the industry and have broad experience and knowledge of the healthcare market.

The Membership Committee is composed of a Chair and up to ten (10) Active SMA Members appointed by the President. The Membership Chair must be an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing.

Both the Chair and members will serve for a period of two (2) years and may be reappointed for one (1) additional term. The Chair may be replaced with one of the active committee members after his/her two-year (2-year) term with the approval of the President provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. A new committee member will be appointed by the President. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Education Standing Committee

  • Christopher Morris, MD - Chair
  • Jan Basile, MD, FACP
  • Elizabeth Edwards, MD
  • G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MS, MBA, MHA, FAAP, MACP
  • Philip Hartman, MD
  • Joan Lingen, MD
  • Michael Mackey, MD, FACP
  • David Netscher, MD
  • Adam Soyars, MD
  • Steven Strode, MD, Med, MPH
  • Glenn Talboy, MD
  • Wayne Weart, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAPha

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The Education Committee shall oversee the development of all educational activities and programming for the Association to ensure the Association fulfills its stated CME mission. The Education Committee will serve the Association through content recommendation, speaker recommendation and procurement, as well as offer direction with regard to grants and sponsorships.

The Education Committee is composed of a Chair and up to ten (10) Active SMA Members appointed by the President. The Education Chair must be an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing.

Both the Chair and members will serve for a period of two (2) years and may be reappointed for one (1) additional term. The Chair may be replaced with one of the active committee members after his/her two-year (2-year) term with the approval of the President provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. A new committee member will be appointed by the President. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Annual Meeting Education Sub Committee

  • Joan Lingen, MD - Chair
  • Jan Basile, MD, FACP
  • Elizabeth Edwards, MD
  • Philip Hartman, MD
  • Glenn Talboy, MD

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The Annual Meeting sub committee works under the direction of the Education Committee and the President to develop activities for SMA's Annual Scientific Assembly. This committee primarily works with the home office in the development of Annual Meeting activities that are reviewed and approved by the Education Committee.

Sub committee chairs plan and schedules meetings, then presents committee activities to the Education committee on quarterly calls.

Web Based Education Sub Committee

  • Michael Mackey, MD, FACP - Chair
  • David Netscher, MD
  • Wayne Weart, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP, FAPha

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The Web-based Education sub committee works under the direction of the Education Committee to develop activities that are web based. This committee primarily works with the home office in the development of webcasts and online courses that are reviewed and approved by the Education Committee.

Sub committee chairs plan and schedules meetings, then presents committee activities to the Education committee on quarterly calls.

Small Meetings Sub Committee

  • G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MS, MBA, MHA, FAAP, MACP - Chair
  • Michael Mackey, MD, FACP
  • Glenn Talboy, MD

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The Small Meeting Committee is a sub committee works under the direction of the Education Committee to develop activities that can be developed and hosted in smaller venues throughout the region. This committee primarily works with the home office in the development of projects that are reviewed and approved by the Education Committee.

Sub committee chairs plan and schedules meetings, then presents committee activities to the Education committee on quarterly calls.

Health Care Policy Ad-Hoc Committee

  • Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
  • MIchael Gosney, MD
  • Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP
  • David Antonio Mateo de Acosta Andino, MD
  • Christopher Morris, MD
  • Kathy Murray

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The duties of the Health Care Policy Committee are to Identify, research, debate, then develop positions for the Southern Medical Association for the purpose of educating our constituents about issues related to health care policy. Never losing sight of SMA’s mission “To improve the quality of patient care through multidisciplinary interprofessional education.” Just as we, as physicians, remain patient-centered, using the most up-to-date evidence-based research, so too should we remain patient-centered as we go about researching, debating, and crafting SMA’s future position statements.

Everything published will be of the utmost quality, comprehensive in scope, and supported with credibly sourced and validated facts. Our positions will be different as it serves no purpose for us to be “just another opinion” in a world full of opinions. Our goal is to become influential based on how transparent we are in the process of coming to well thought out, well written position statements that can educate constituents about state and national-level policy. Our country is starving for information they can trust. SMA can and will be the source of that information through the work of this committee

Budget & Finance Standing Committee

  • Gary Delaney, MD, - Chairman
  • Jan Basile, MD, FACP
  • Donna Breen, MD
  • Gerald Harmon, MD

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The duties of the Budget and Finance Committee are to oversee all financial matters of the Association and to advise the Board of Directors regarding such financial matters. The Board of Directors must approve Policies and Procedures developed by the Budget and Finance Committee.

The Budget and Finance Committee is composed of a Chair and up to seven (7) members appointed by the President. The Budget and Finance Committee also serves as the Board of Directors for SMA Services Inc., SMA’s wholly owned financial services division. The Executive Director serves as an ex-officio/non-voting committee member.

Both Chair and members are assigned on the recommendation of the President with approval of the Board of Directors provided the chair is an Active voting member (MD/DO) in good standing. The term of the committee Chair shall be for up to two (2), two-year (2-year) terms. The term of committee members shall be for up to two (2), three-year (3-year) terms.

Content Review Board

The Content Review Board was created to make sure our content is validated to meet the definition of CME and promote quality or improvements in health care.

  • David Avery, MD
  • Jan Basile, MD
  • Jeffrey Brant, MD
  • Ben Carmichael, MD, FACC
  • Lawrence Carter, MD
  • George Conner, MD
  • Jeffrey Copeland, MD, FACS
  • Clement Cotter, Jr., MD, MBA
  • Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
  • Philip Hartman, MD
  • Mason P. Jett, MD
  • Robert Kruger, MD
  • Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP
  • Joan Lingen, MD, FACOG
  • Christopher Morris, MD
  • Jeffrey Morris, MD
  • Fayez Shamieh, MD
  • Steven Strode, MD
  • Mark Williams, MD

Additional Resources

Leadership Acceptance Agreement - This form is to be completed by applicants who have been voted into or appointed to office.