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. 

David Avery, MD

David Avery, MD
President

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Philip Hartman, MD
President Elect

Christopher R. Morris, MD

Christopher Morris, MD
President Elect Designate

Donald DiPette

Donald DiPette, MD, FACP, FAHA
Immediate  Past President

Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP

Ajoy Kumar, MD, FAAFP
Past President

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP

Randall E. Glick, BSB/PM MCP
Executive Director

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Don Swikert, MD
Chair- SMA Alliance Committee

Gary Delaney, MD

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

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Steven Strode, MD, MEd, MPH
Chair - Education Committee

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Lawrence Carter, MD
Chair - Membership Committee

Membership Committee

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.

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Lawrence Carter, MD
Chair - Membership Committee

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Christine Holliman

Committee Member

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Krystal Grindel

Committee Member

Education Committee

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.

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Steven Strode, MD, MEd, MPH
Chair - Education Committee

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Elizabeth Edwards, MD

Committee Member

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G. Waldon Garriss, MD, MS, MBA, MHA, FAAP, MACP

Committee Member

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Michael Mackey, MD, FACP

Committee Member

David_Netscher

David Netscher, MD

Committee Member

Adam Soyars, MD

Committee Member

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Glenn Talboy, MD

Committee Member

Budget & Finance Committee
SMA Services Board

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.

Gary Delaney, MD

Gary Delaney, MD

Committee Chair

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Jan Basile, MD, FACP

Committee Member

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Donna Breen, MD

Committee Member

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Gerald Harmon, MD

Committee Member

Alliance Committee

The SMA Alliance Committee shall increase participation in the SMA. The SMAA shall create and host family-based educational and social activities that support and strengthen families. The SMAA shall develop and promote fundraising activities on behalf of the SMA. The SMAA will serve as ambassadors by attending meetings and bestowing awards as directed by the SMA Board of Directors.

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Donald Swikert, MD
Chair - Alliance Committee

Digital Health and Innovation Committee

The Digital Health and Innovation committee shall serve to educate, inform and support SMA members on digital health and innovation. Digital Health is defined as the use of information, data, and communication technologies to help resolve problems, reduce inefficiencies, reduce costs, improve access, increasing quality, and to help make the practice of medicine more personalized and precise. The Digital Health and Innovation committee shall provide direction to SMA by recommending new member benefits to the Membership Committee and new educational activities to the Education Committee.

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Andy Mohan, MD, MBA
Co-Chair  Digital Health and Innovation Committee

Dr. Anand "Andy" Mohan has been working as a physician informaticist for the past 7 years in over 40 + implementations with major hospital systems including Cedars Sinai, PeaceHealth, Inova, UCLA, Johns Hopkins, Massachusetts General, Cleveland Clinic, Mayo Clinic amongst other notable healthcare systems.  Dr. Mohan has worked on the inpatient and ambulatory side with all specialties throughout the lifecycle of an implementation. His focus is on clinical workflow optimization, utilizing EHR systems efficiently, and provider adoption. Additionally, he has been involved in population health initiative technology implementations.  Moreover, he has also led EHR clinical build teams to ensure quality and clinical integrity.

Dr. Mohan is a board member of Auburn University’s MBA/PEMBA/EMBA programs. He is also an angel investor and advisor to the startup company "Hatch Apps" which provides the ability of a business or consumer to build a mobile app without knowing how to code.  Additionally, he has been involved in designing building a HIPAA secure, encrypted mobile communications application to improve communication, quality of care, and efficiency between providers.  Moreover, Dr. Mohan is on faculty for the Southern Medical Association and was featured on a healthcare technology podcast.  He is also a preceptor for fellows of the clinical informatics training program at the University of Washington.

Dr. Mohan is certified in EpicCare Clinical Documentation and EpicCare Procedure Orders 2015.  He is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the Southern Medical Association. Dr.Mohan received his medical degree from Sri Ramachandra Medical College in Chennai, India, Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University’s Physicians Executive MBA Program, and is currently finishing a Master's of Science in Applied Clinical Informatics (MSACI) from Vanderbilt University.

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Reza Sadeghian MD, MBA, MSc, FAAP
Co-Chair  Digital Health and Innovation Committee

Dr. Reza Sadeghian is a mid-career Pediatrician/healthcare executive that has gone back for additional training in clinical informatics as a fellow at the University of Washington. He is the first and only Pediatrician in North America with fellowship training in both Clinical and Biomedical Informatics. He is a member of executive committee of the Council for Clinical Information Technology (COCiT) section of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His clinical practice is on the teaching hospitalist service at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and at a local community practice that is part of their developing clinically integrated network. He has extensive experience as a healthcare consultant, having led ICD-10 conversion efforts, and assisted in various lean-based system workflow designs and implementations. His current line of work and research interests include examining the feasibility of using telemedicine to help manage pediatric health issues, designing mobile healthcare applications, evaluating secure text messaging solutions, optimizing EHR performance, and ensuring clinical workflows are respected by IT solutions. He is interested in lean management in healthcare, improving healthcare value, quality and safety; as well as increasing access to care in underserved areas.

In his leisure time, he enjoys photography, hiking, biking, playing soccer, and spending time with family, friends and his pets. His photography work can be found at www.smileandsea.com

Join our Leadership Team

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.
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  • 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.

Additional Resources

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