NAM News - November 8, 2023
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NAM Legislative Reception - Next Week!

NAM members are invited to join us for an exclusive Legislative Reception with Tennessee Legislators! 
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 
Location: NAM Offices - 28 White Bridge Pike, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37205
Please RSVP by November 10th to secure your spot. Given the importance of this event, we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited and is reserved for current members only. 
The TMA Legislative team will also be joining us to discuss important issues for the 2024 session. 

If you have questions about the event, please contact Jessica Miller at 615-712-6236 x 204 or

2024 NAM Leadership Slate

The NAM Nominating Committee presents the following slate for officers and new members of the NAM Board of Directors for 2024. 
  • 2024 President: Carl Willis, MD
    Nashville Oncology Associates
  • 2024 President-Elect: Laura Lawson, MD
    (2025 NAM President)

    Nashville Breast Center
  • 2024 Secretary/Treasurer:
    Christin Giordano-McAuliffe, MD
    Nephrology Associates
  • New Director: Tyler Barrett, MD
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Holiday Open House - December 7th

The Medical Foundation of Nashville and the Nashville Academy of Medicine Boards of Directors invite our members, volunteers, and community partners to join us for our annual Holiday Open House. You're invited to visit our office space while enjoying an evening of refreshments and celebration on our deck overlooking the Nashville Skyline. 
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2023
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM 
Location: NAM Offices - 28 White Bridge Pike, Suite 400, Nashville, TN 37205
Please RSVP by Thursday, November 30th to secure your spot. 
If you have questions about the event, please contact Jessica Miller at 615-712-6236 x 204 or

Online Course Meets State License Requirements

The TMA online prescribing course is available to help Tennessee physicians meet the two-hour Board of Medical Examiners training requirement. The accredited course provides a comprehensive review of new definitions, state laws, and regulatory changes affecting pain management.

The program has been updated to reflect 2023 changes. The course features NAM member, Michael Baron, MD, MPH, DFASAM, medical director for the Tennessee Medical Foundation.

The course is available for $49 for TMA/NAM members and $99 for nonmembers. More information and registration is available here.
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Gregg Shepard, MD 
    Board Chair
  • Michael Beckham, MD
  • Carl Willis, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD
  • Parul Goyal, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, III, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • James Powers, MD  
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD 
  • Duane Smoot, MD

Contact Us:
General Inquiries
Phone: (615) 712-6236  
Project Access Nashville 
Specialty Care
Phone: (615) 712-6237
Rebecca Leslie, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
Senior Director

Taylor Crawford, MPH
Director of Strategic Projects
and Operations

Jessica Miller, MS
Director of Physician and Community Engagement
Erica Brahan
Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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Save the Date for upcoming NAM Events

The Academy and Foundation host events throughout the year for social and fundraising needs. Save the dates for the following programs happening soon.
Email Jessica Miller at for specific questions.
Nov. 14 – Legislative Reception
Dec. 7 – Holiday Open House
Jan. 30, 2024 – President's Dinner
March 5, 2024 – Day on the Hill
October 26, 2024 – Physicians Ball
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