TEXPAC Leadership

All decisions regarding TEXPAC’s endorsements and involvement of political campaigns are made by volunteer leaders appointed by the Texas Medical Association Board of Trustees.

  • Jimmy Widmer, MD, Temple, Internal Medicine- Chair, Board of Directors 
  • Sara Austin, MD, Austin, Neurology- Chair, Candidate Evaluation Committee
  • John Shepherd, MD, San Antonio, Anesthesiology- Chair, Membership Committee

TEXPAC Executive Committee

Position Name County Medical Society
TEXPAC Board Chair Jimmy Widmer, MD Bell
CEC Chair Sara Austin, MD Travis
Membership Chair John Shepherd, MD Bexar
Past TEXPAC Chair Bradford Patt, MD Harris
Council on Legislation Chair John Carlo, MD Dallas
Alliance Member Christel Chase Tarrant
Medical Student  Patrick Ojeaga Hidalgo
Resident Jane Gilmore, MD Dallas
Young Resident Michelle Tarbox, MD Lubbock
At-Large Michael Battista, MD Bexar
At-Large Tilden Childs, III, MD Tarrant
At-Large John Gilmore, MD Dallas
At-Large Thomas Kimbrough, MD Galveston
At-Large J. Timothy Parker, MD Grayson


Candidate Evaluation Committee

Position Name County Medical Society
TEXPAC Board Chair Jimmy Widmer, MD Bell
CEC Chair  Sara Austin, MD Travis
Membership Chair  John Shepherd, MD Bexar
Past TEXPAC Chair Bradford Patt, MD Harris
Alliance  Jenny Shepherd Bexar
Alliance  Martha Vijjeswarapu Bexar
Medical Student  Whitney Stuard Dallas
Resident  Matthew McGlennon, DO Williamson
Young Physician  Zachary Jones, MD  Denton
At-Large  Robert Rogers, MD  Tarrant
At-Large T. David Greer, MD Wichita
At-Large Robert Jackson, MD Harris
Lisa Swanson, MD Dallas
At-Large Robert Wolf, MD Waco
Lisa Ehrlich, MD  Harris
James Humphreys, MD Bexar
Faraz Khan, MD Harris
At-Large Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD Bexar
Roger Khetan, MD Dallas
Sandra Dickerson, MD Lubbock
Yasser Zeid, MD Gregg
Susan Strate, MD Wichita
Samuel Chantillis, MD Dallas
Seth Kaplan, MD Dallas
Vivek K. Rao, MD Ector
Alternate John Scott, MD Dallas
Alternate Jack Myers, MD Bell
Alternate Russell Juno, MD Fayette
Alternate Grant Pham, MD  Williamson 
Alternate Jeffrey Pinnow, MD Odessa
Alternate Audrey Ahuero, MD Harris

District         Chair

1               VACANT
1               Yasser F. Zeid, MD

2               Lisa Swanson, MD
2               John Scott, DO

3               James Ogburn, MD
3               J. Patrick Walker, MD

4               Stacy Norell, MD
4               Louise Bethea, MD

5               Tina Philip, DO
5               Susan M. Pike, MD

6               Faraz Khan, MD
6               Terah Isaacson, MD

7               Robert Vanzant, MD
7               Audrey Ahuero, MD

8               Zachary Jones, MD
8               Seth Kaplan, MD

9               Jason Terk, MD
9               Linda Siy, MD

10             G. Sealy Massingill, MD
10             Maxim Pekarev, MD

11             Mina Sinacori, MD
11             Thomas Kimbrough, MD

12             Bhaskar Padakandla, MD
12             Bryan Johnson, MD

13             Byron J. Bohnn, MD
13             William Gilmer, MD

14             Robert Cowan, MD
14             John Abikhaled, MD

15             Irvin Sulapas, MD
15             Sherif Zaafran, MD

16             Samuel Chantillis, MD
16             Roger Khetan, MD

17             Clifford Moy,  MD
17             Robert Jackson, MD

18             Anna Allred, MD
18             Felicia Jordan, MD

19             James Humphreys, MD
19             Adam J. Bruggeman, MD

20             Jake Moore, MD
20             Jerry Hunsaker, MD

21             William Kern Deschner, MD
21             Joseph T. Kavanaugh, MD

22             Elaine K. Miller, DO
22             Robert Wolf, MD

23             Steve Hays, MD
23             Hania Alaidroos, MD

24             Jay Widmer, MD
24             Jack Myers, MD

25             Zeke Silva, III, MD
25             Leah Jacobson, MD

26             Jesse Moss Jr., MD
26             Pamela Ann Hall, MD

27             Chevy Lee, MD
27             Victor Gonzalez, MD

28             Ann Bass, MD
28             Sameer Islam, MD

29             David M. Palafox, MD
29             Francisco J. Agullo, MD

30             J. Timothy Parker, MD
30             T. David Greer, MD

31            Vivek K. Rao, MD
31            Jeffrey Pinnow, MD

Alliance Members

Position Name County Medical Society
Alliance Jenny Shepherd Bexar
Alliance Lisa Drever Longview
Alliance Libby White Lubbock
Alliance Kathy Trizna Travis
Alliance Martha Vijjeswarapu Bexar
Alliance Christel Chase Tarrant
Alliance Patty Loose Travis
Alliance Angela Donahue Tarrant
Alliance Lisa Queralt Tarrant
Alliance Keely Hunsaker, DDS Nueces
Alliance Julie Cowan Travis
Alliance Sharon Robinson Lubbock

Young Physician, Resident, and Student Members

Position Name Program
Resident Matthew McGlennon, DO Baylor 
Resident Vamsi Potluri, MD UTMB 
Resident Grant Pham, MD TAMU
Student Donya Iranpoor TAMU
Student Dina Zamil Baylor
Student Sanjana Ravi Dell
Student Hannah Coco McGovern
Student Jerry Zaidi PL Foster
Student Helen Nguyen TCOM
Student Sarah Person TCU
Student Tsola Efejuku UTMB
Student Myung-Jin Cha UTRGV
Student Tanooha Veeramachaneni UTSW
Student Austin Reynolds Sam Houston
Student David Zimmerhanzel UTSW
Student Chelsea Gerlicki TTU
Student Tina Zhu TTU
Student Nabeel Ahmad U of H
Student Shikha Prakash UIW
Student Shail Vyas UTHSCSA
Student Jenna Gage UTMB