The board of trustees comprises physicians, non-physicians and consumer (Medicare) beneficiary representatives.
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Gary W. Floyd, MD - Chair
Dr. Floyd is a pediatrician from Fort Worth, Texas. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he serves as AAP District VII (AR, LA, MS, OK, TX) vice chair. Dr. Floyd is a delegate from the Tarrant County Medical Society to the Texas Medical Association, where he serves as vice chair of the TMA Board of Trustees, and vice chair of the Texas Delegation to the American Medical Association, where he serves on the Council on Legislation. He has served on the TMF Board of Trustees since 2015.
Timothy Graves, MSSW - Vice Chair
Mr. Graves has extensive health care policy analysis and advocacy experience. He recently retired from his position as president and CEO of the Texas Health Care Association (THCA), the statewide nursing home association. Prior to THCA, he served in several positions with the Texas Health & Human Services Commission, including as associate commissioner for budget and support services, as well as deputy commissioner and chief of staff. He worked for the Texas Legislature for 15 years, concluding his career with the legislature as assistant director of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission. Mr. Graves has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Gayle Lucas Semtner, M.Ed - Chair of the Operations Committee
Ms. Semtner represents Medicare beneficiaries. Ms. Semtner has served as the Community Development Specialist for the Oklahoma Healthy 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. Ms. Semtner continues to be an advocate for issues affecting seniors. She also volunteers for the Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma Board of Directors, Expressions of Hope Foundation and Christ the King Roman Catholic Church. Ms. Semtner has served on the boards of several cultural and arts organizations in Oklahoma. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.
Ms. Semtner has served on the TMF board since 2017.
Michael P. Sullivan, MBA, CPA - Secretary/Treasurer
Mr. Sullivan is a certified public accountant (CPA) and serves as 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 Six Sigma methods. Throughout the last 15 years, he has served as a financial and administrative consultant and auditor for primary health centers throughout the U.S. for the Bureau of Primary Health Care. Since 1985, Mr. Sullivan has worked in health care management through employment with West Texas health care facilities. Mr. Sullivan has served on the TMF board since 2014.
David Mason, DO, MBA FACOFP - Officer-at-Large
Dr. David Mason works in Fort Worth, Texas and specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine. He obtained a doctoral degree in osteopathic medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Mason also has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Mason is certified in family medicine as well as neuromusculoskeletal medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Throughout his career, he has received many awards and honors, including the American Osteopathic Association Mentor Hall of Fame, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, and the What Others Want Award for Clinical Service. He currently serves on the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ Osteopathic Clinical Research Committee, and has previously served on several other boards. Dr. Mason joined the TMF board in August 2019.
Melissa Rowan, MSW, MBA - Officer-at-Large
Ms. Rowan is the Senior Vice President of Policy Implementation at the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute (MMHPI), and she has been a Partner at Wertz & Rowan — a health care policy consulting firm she founded in Austin. Ms. Rowan has worked in and around Texas and national health systems for 25 years, focusing on broad health care issues, managed care and behavioral health. Serving as a consultant to MMHPI for four years before taking on an expanded role in 2019, Ms. Rowan has worked on a range of MMHPI projects with a primary focus on service expansion and quality improvement in real-world settings and health care financing. She had previously served as Healthcare Policy Director for the Texas Council of Community Centers in Austin, where she worked closely with the 39 community mental health centers across the state on innovation and design of behavioral health programs for adults and children. During her career, Ms. Rowan managed projects for two national health care consulting firms and held positions at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Legislative Budget Board and a community behavioral health provider. Ms. Rowan was appointed to the boards of the TMF Health Quality Institute and LifeWorks, and she also serves as Vice Chair of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Committee. Ms. Rowan holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Business Administration from Concordia University.
Ms. Rowan has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Nancy Adams, RN, MSN, FAAN, Retired Major General
Major General Nancy Adams has more than 25 years of clinical, administrative and senior management experience in large, complex government health care systems. She has demonstrated expertise as an organizational leader, effective communicator and resource manager with results that produced performance improvements. She recently served as the source selection authority for five major health care procurements for the U.S. Department of Defense. All procurements were accomplished on time and two awards were sustained on appeal with the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Her areas of expertise include clinical nursing, health care administration, managed care, personnel management, performance improvement and the acquisition process. Maj. Gen. Adams holds a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree from Cornell University, as well as a Master of Science in Nursing degree from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. Maj. Gen. Adams joined the TMF board in August 2019.
J. Nile Barnes, Pharm.D., BCPS
Dr. Barnes is a faculty member at the University of the Incarnate Word Feik School of Pharmacy in San Antonio, Texas, where he is the director of Interprofessional Education and coordinator of the Pharmacy Practice Lab Series. He trains students and residents at the Cardinal Wellness Clinic, which serves northeast San Antonio, and mobile outreach clinics focusing on immunizations. He is board-certified as a pharmacotherapy specialist and maintains his paramedic license as well.
Laurie East, MBA, CPA, FACMPE
Ms. Laurie East is a leader with extensive health care finance, physician practice, small business and nonprofit experience and community and civic relationships. She has proven success in profit and loss (P&L) management, financial reporting, financial forecasting, budgeting, revenue cycle and general ledger management. She is currently a managing partner at Cardinal 360, LLC, a health care consulting business. In this position, she assists physician medical and dental practices in practice setup, operations, revenue maximization, reporting, finance, governance, payer contracting, compliance, and project management and electronic medical record implementation. Prior to her position at Cardinal 360, she gained experience as a COO, a CFO, and a finance consulting manager. Ms. East is very involved in her community, volunteering for organizations including No One Dies Alone, as well as leading a team for Mobile Loaves & Fishes and acting as an advisor to the Mark Felice Childhood Cancer Foundation. She has a Master of Business Administration degree in accounting from Tulane University. Ms. East joined the TMF Board in August 2019.
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 YPO International Board. 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. Mr. Margo has served on the TMF board since 2014.
Kevin H. McKinney, MD
Dr. McKinney is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Interim Director of the 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 he has served in numerous leadership positions on local, state and national medical organizations.
Dr. McKinney has served on the TMF board since 2016.
Erick Santos, MD, PhD
Erick Santos, MD, PhD, 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 a Doctorate of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a 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.
Jeffrey Schmeltekopf, CLU, ChFC, CFP, AIF
Mr. Jeffrey Schmeltekopf is co-owner and partner of Dean, Jacobson Financial Services, LLC and has been with the firm since 1989. In addition to his roles as owner/partner and financial advisor, Mr. Schmeltekopf is also the firm’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO). He specializes in fiduciary responsibilities, investment management and risk management planning, and has been active in wealth management, financial planning and related areas throughout his career. He is a graduate of Baylor University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in marketing. He began his career in the insurance industry in 1984, quickly rising to director of marketing for Texas Consumer Life Insurance Company in Waco, Texas. Mr. Schmeltekopf has earned several professional designations. Mr. Schmeltekopf joined the TMF board in August 2019.
Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA
Dr. Walters is deputy leader at 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 at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Breast Medical Oncology. He earned a 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 health care initiatives. Dr. Walters has served on the TMF board since 2016.