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.

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

TEXPAC Executive Committee

Position Name Specialty CMS
TEXPAC Board Chair Sara Austin, MD Neurology Travis
CEC Chair John Shepherd, MD Anesthesiology Bexar
Membership Chair Jack Myers, MD Internal Medicine Bell
Past TEXPAC Chair Jimmy Widmer, MD Internal Medicine Bell
Council on Legislation Chair Tilden Childs, III, MD Radiologist Tarrant
Alliance Member Elizabeth VanExan N/A Nueces
Medical Student  Ryan Sorensen N/A Harris
Resident Manuel Garza, MD Internal Medicine Williamson
Young Resident Zach Jones, MD Anesthesiology Dallas
At-Large J. Timothy Parker, MD OB-GYN Sherman
At-Large Roger Khetan, MD Internal Medicine Dallas
At-Large Faraz Khan, MD Radiology Harris

Candidate Evaluation Committee

Position Name Specialty CMS
TEXPAC Board Chair Sara Austin, MD Internal Medicine Bell
CEC Chair  John Shepherd, MD Neurology Travis
Membership Chair  Jack Myers, MD Anesthesiology Bexar
Past TEXPAC Chair Jimmy Widmer, MD Plastic Surgery Harris
Alliance  Jenny Shepherd N/A Bexar
Alliance  Lisa Allen, DO Family Medicine  Smith 
Medical Student  Dina Zamil N/A Harris
Resident  Daniel Hulgan, MD Internal Medicine  Dallas
At-Large  Robert Rogers, MD  Allergy Tarrant
At-Large T. David Greer, MD Family Medicine Wichita
At-Large Robert Jackson, MD Internal Medicine Harris
At-Large Lisa Swanson, MD Pediatrics Dallas
At-Large Robert Wolf, MD Orthopedic Surgery Waco
At-Large Grant Pham, MD Family Medicine  Williamson
At-Large Pam Ann Hall, MD Emergency Medicine  Bexar
James Humphreys, MD Pathology Bexar
Jeffrey Pinnow, MD Emergency Medicine Ector
At-Large Daniel Vijjeswarapu, MD Pediatrics Bexar
At-Large Sandra Dickerson, MD General Surgery Lubbock
At-Large Yasser Zeid, MD OB-GYN Gregg
At-Large Susan Strate, MD Pathology Wichita
At-Large Samuel Chantillis, MD Family Medicine Dallas
At-Large Vivek U. Rao, MD Allergy & Immunology Ector
At-Large Gerad Troutman, MD  Emergency Medicine Lubbock 
Alternate John Scott, DO Anesthesiology
Alternate Rao Ali, MD Pain Management  Dallas
Alternate Luis Urrea, MD Orthopedic Surgeon El Paso
 Alternate  Sandeep Mistry, MD Urology Travis
Alternate Roxanne Tyroch, MD Internal Medicine El Paso
Alternate Deborah Fuller, MD OB-GYN Dallas

District         Chair

1               TBD
1               Yasser F. Zeid, MD

2               Lisa Swanson, MD
2               Mark Mazow, MD

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

4               Stacy Norell, MD
4               Louise Bethea, MD

5               Terah Isaacson, MD
5               Susan M. Pike, MD

6               Faraz Khan, MD
6               Yvonne Kew, MD

7               Shannon Hancher-Hodges, MD
7               Audrey Ahuero, MD

8               Zachary Jones, MD
8               Hania Alaidroos, MD

9               Jason Terk, MD
9               Linda Siy, MD

10             G. Sealy Massingill, MD
10             Robert Rogers, MD

11             Mina Sinacori, MD
11             TBD

12             Bhaskar Padakandla, MD
12             Bryan Johnson, MD

13             Eddie Patton, MD
13             William Gilmer, MD

14             Thomas Kim, MD
14             Chad Whited, MD

15             Irvin Sulapas, MD
15             Sherif Zaafran, MD

16             Samuel Chantillis, MD
16             Gary Weinstein, MD

17             Felicity Mack, MD
17             Robert Jackson, MD

18             Clifford Moy, MD
18             Felicia Jordan, MD

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

20             Jake Moore, MD
20             Jerry Hunsaker, MD

21             Jake Margo, MD
21             Joseph T. Kavanaugh, MD

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

23            Gates Colbert, MD
23            Marcial Oquend Rincon, MD

24             Jimmy Widmer, MD
24             Sandeep Mistry, MD

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

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

27             Chevy Lee, MD
27             Victor Gonzalez, MD

28             Gerad Troutman, MD
28             Ann Bass, MD

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

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

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

Alliance Members

Position Name County Medical Society
Alliance Jenny Shepherd Bexar
Alliance Libby White Lubbock
Alliance Elizabeth Vanexan Nueces
Alliance Martha Vijjeswarapu Bexar
Alliance Christel Chase Tarrant
Alliance Lisa Allen, DO Smith
Alliance Lisa Drever Smith
Alliance Jennifer Lewis Bexar
Alliance Keely Hunsaker Nueces
Alliance Sunshine Moore Nueces
Alliance Sharon Robinson Lubbock
Alliance  Karin Foster  Travis

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