NAM News - February 19, 2024
In This Issue

Successful 2024 President's Reception

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2024 NAM President's Reception. Nearly 70 physicians, residents, and medical students gathered to celebrate and install Dr. Carl Willis as our 2024 president. Notable guests included former presidents of NAM, members of the NAM and MFN Boards of Directors, and representatives from the TMA Board of Trustees and executive committee.  
A few accomplishments from 2023 highlighted during the President's Reception include: 
  • Membership growth has been excellent! NAM welcomed 349 new members into our association including practicing physicians, residents, and medical students.
  • In 2023, NAM maintained nearly 2,300 members! We have continued to set membership growth records in the past five years.
  • In April, NAM had the largest representation of any medical society in Tennessee at the 2023 TMA House of Delegates. Thank you to all of our members for supporting organized medicine in a unified way!
  • NAM hosted and partnered to promote over 20 events and meetings for our members in 2023. 

Register for Doctor's Day on the Hill - March 5

You can reach the Tennessee legislature and have an impact on medicine! On March 5th, physicians from around Tennessee will meet in Nashville for Doctors' Day on the Hill.
Attendance is free, but registration is encouraged. Please click here or the image above to register.  Read about TMA's key legislative issues for 2024 here.

Nashville Academy of Medicine Annual Report

Dive into our Nashville Academy of Medicine Annual Report, featuring our dedicated Board of Directors and a mission supporting physician, practice, and community health. With 219 practices, 92 specialties and subspecialties, and our more than 2,300 members, our community is continually growing. Join us as we celebrate our achievements and chart a healthier future for Nashville! 

Pizza and Politics 2024 Recap

Thank you to all the students and residents who attended Pizza and Politics earlier this month.  We appreciate Senator Heidi Campbell, Representative John Ray Clemmons, and Representative Vincent Dixie for spending time with some of our resident and student members to help them understand the legislative process and how they can get engaged both now and in their careers as physicians.  

We are thrilled to share a snapshot of some of our student leaders from the 2024 Caduceus Council (NAM's student and resident leadership group) alongside Rep. Clemmons and Rep. Dixie (Left Photo). Pizza and Politics has been a tradition for eight successful years!  In honor of this milestone, we're taking a trip down memory lane with a photo from our inaugural event featuring Representative Sabi “Doc” Kumar from 2017 (Right Photo).  
Thank you to
our sponsors:
Burke Financial Group, LLC
Board of Directors:
  • Michael Beckham, MD
    Board Chair
  • Carl Willis, MD
  • Laura Lawson, MD
  • Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD
  • Tyler Barrett, MD 
  • Parul Goyal, MD
  • George "Trey" Lee, III, MD
  • Matthew Pollard, MD
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MD
  • Nicole Schlechter, MD 
  • Gregg Shepard, MD 

Contact Us:
Rebecca Leslie, MBA
Chief Executive Officer

Nikki Ringenberg, MPA
Senior Director, Advancement

Taylor Crawford, MPH
Senior Director of Strategy & Expansion

Kelly Blankenship, MPS
Director of Administration
Jessica Miller, MS
Director of Physician & Community Engagement
Erica Brahan
Director of Project Access
Nashville Specialty Care
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TMA Leadership Elections

Elections for the Tennessee Medical Association are occurring this month and will end on February 29th at 5:00 p.m. CT. Members will be using the same voting platform as last year. You should have received a personal, secure ballot via email from with the subject line, “Cast Your Vote in the 2024 TMA Leadership Election." 
NAM members, if you have not yet cast your vote. To view the candidate profiles Click Here.

Membership Renewals for 2024

Membership renewal for 2024 is now underway as NAM and TMA prepare for a significant 2024 Legislative Session representing YOU. Individual members have received a joint TMA/Medical Society invoice mailed/emailed from TMA, while group members have received separate invoices from NAM.
Members can also use the dues process to contribute to the Medical Foundation of Nashville and TMA Political Action Committee.
For more information or to receive a new invoice, please contact Jessica Miller at Your dues support all of our programming, including TMA's advocacy and governmental affairs work, legal support, and local programs and events at NAM.
Kroger Community Rewards:
Once logged into your Kroger account you can search for Medical Foundation of Nashville either by name or JR590 and then click Enroll. Learn more or click the image to the right.
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