The board of trustees is comprised of physicians, non-physicians and consumer (Medicare) beneficiary representatives.
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John C. McDonald, DO, FACOI - Chair
John McDonald received his Medical Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University in 1993. He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he served as chief resident and junior faculty before joining the regular faculty in 1997. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists.
He is the chief of primary care for CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System in Longview, Texas, as well as vice chair of CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic Board of Directors. Academic appointments include serving as associate clinical professor of medicine at the University of Texas Health Northeast, as well as University of North Texas Health Science Center/ Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is the president of the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association and is TMF Health Quality Institute’s board chair.
Dr. McDonald has served on the TMF board since 2013.
Gary W. Floyd, MD - Vice Chair
Dr. Floyd is a pediatrician with the John Peter Smith Health Network in Fort Worth. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch – Galveston. He is a Diplomate at the American Board of Pediatrics and a Fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Floyd is a delegate to the Texas Medical Association and a member of the board of directors for the Tarrant County Medical Society.
Dr. Floyd has served on the TMF board since 2015.
James Humphrey, CPA - Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Humphrey is a certified public accountant and licensed financial planner in Houston, Texas. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as well as state and local CPA societies. He was educated at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas, and earned his CPA in 1973.
Mr. Humphrey has served on the TMF board since 2013.
Timothy Graves, MSSW - Chair of the Operations Committee
Mr. Graves has extensive health care policy analysis and advocacy experience, having recently retired from his position of president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association, the statewide nursing home association. Prior to that time, he held a number of increasingly responsible positions for the Texas Health & Human Services Commission, including associate commissioner for Budget and Support Services and deputy commissioner, chief of staff. He also spent 15 years working for the Texas Legislature, ending those years as an Assistant Director of the Sunset Advisory Commission.
Mr. Graves has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Marilyn Pattillo, PhD, RN - Officer-at-Large
Now retired, Dr. Patillo was an associate professor in Clinical nursing at the University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing until 2018. She earned certification as gerontological nurse practitioner, adult nurse practitioner, and clinical specialist in Gerontological Nursing. Dr. Pattillo served for 27 in the United States Air Force Reserve Nurse Corps, retiring in 1998 having achieved the rank of Colonel.
Dr. Pattillo has served on the TMF board since 2013.
Gayle Lucas Semtner, M.Ed - Officer-at-Large
Ms. Semtner will represent Medicare beneficiaries. Ms. Semtner has served as the Community Development Specialist for the Oklahoma Health Aging Initiative at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and as program Manager for the Aging and Disabilities Resource Consortium with the Aging Services Division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She currently volunteers for the 2017 Juliet Low Leadership Society, Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma, and the Ladies of Grace Conference at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. She has served on the boards of six other cultural and arts organizations in Oklahoma. Ms. Semtner holds a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Ms. Semtner has served on the TMF board since 2017.
J. Nile Barnes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Barnes is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas at Austin. He is board certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist as well as a Pharmacist Immunization Provider/Instructor. He is also certified as an instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support.
Dr. Barnes has served on the TMF board since 2015.
Dee Margo, BA
Dee Margo is the 54th mayor of El Paso, Texas. From 2013-15, he served as president of the El Paso Independent School District Board of Managers and prior to this role, he served in the Texas House of Representatives. He spent 35 years with JDW Insurance in El Paso as CEO until their sale to HUB International. Margo has also served as chairman of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and previously served as its chairman on the International Board of YPO. Margo is president of Operational Noel, a 501 (c) (3) charity in El Paso that provides 25,000 coats to children ages 1 to 12 during Christmas. Margo has served on the TMF Health Quality Institute board since 2014.
Mr. Margo has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Kevin H. McKinney, MD
Dr. McKinney is as associate professor of internal medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Stark Diabetes Clinic, at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at UTMB. He is a diplomate in endocrinology, diabetes, internal medicine and metabolism with the American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. McKinney is a delegate to the American Medical Association and has served in numerous leadership positions on local, state and national medical organizations.
Dr. McKinney has served on the TMF board since 2016.
Melissa Rowan, MSW, MBA
Ms. Rowan is a healthcare consultant from Austin, Texas, with 25 years of experience working with private and governmental clients on healthcare and social service policy. Her career has focused on federal and state health policy analysis, Medicaid managed care and program development, and implementation and evaluation of programs for special populations. She serves on the Board of Directors for LifeWorks in Austin, as a fearless advocate for youth and families seeking self-sufficiency.
Ms. Rowan is a healthcare consultant from Austin, Texas, with 205 years of experience working with private and governmental clients on healthcare and social service policy. Her career has focused on federal and state health policy analysis, Medicaid managed care and program development, and implementation and evaluation of programs for special populations.
Ms. Rowan has served on the TMF board since 2014
Erick Santos, MD, PhD
Erick Santos, MD, PhD. Dr. Santos, of Corpus Christi, is CEO and owner of South Central Texas Bone and Joint Center, a general orthopaedic surgery and medical consulting practice. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and his PhD in engineering and applied science, focusing on bioengineering, biomaterials and tissue engineering, also at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a board-certified general orthopaedic surgeon and is trained in advanced trauma life support. Dr. Santos is also a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has served as a flight surgeon and Captain in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps.
Dr. Santos has served on the TMF board since 2016.
Russ Stromberg, MBA
Mr. Stromberg is a Medicare beneficiary. He enjoyed a long and successful career at Centinela Valley Health Services in Ingelwood, California, receiving citations and accolades from his peers and community. He negotiated the sale of the hospital system in 1996. He recently moved from Austin to Moorpark, California.
Mr. Stromberg has served on the TMF board since 2013.
Michael P. Sullivan, MBA, CPA
Mr. Sullivan is a certified public accountant and the current CEO of the Community Health Center of Lubbock, a federally funded primary health center. He held the positions of CFO and COO before becoming CEO. Mr. Sullivan believes in continuous quality improvement and has extensive training in LEAN and Six Sigma methods. He has served as a consultant and auditor for financial and administrative activities in primary health centers around the country during the last 15 years for the Bureau of Primary Health Care. He has been in health care management since 1985 through employment with West Texas health care facilities.
Mr. Sullivan has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA
Dr. Walters is Deputy Head of the Institute of Cancer Care Innovation at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is also professor of clinical medical oncology, Department of Breast Medical Oncology. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Dr. Walters is a delegate to the Texas Medical Association and President Elect for the Harris County Medical Society. He represents his institution at the National Quality Forum, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and the National Quality Partners. He has coauthored more than 100 peer-reviewed original medical research articles in clinical care and lectures regularly on Value Based Healthcare initiatives.
Dr. Walters has served on the TMF board since 2016.