The Southeastern Delegation to the AMA is comprised of the Board of Directors, whose members are chosen by their respective states, along with officers elected by the Board.


Board of Directors:

The Board of Directors is comprised of one member and an alternate from each of the sixteen states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.  Each state chooses their Member and Alternate. The Board meets as needed at the annual and interim meetings of the American Medical Association.  Board of Directors conference calls are held before each of the two American Medical Association meetings.


The officers include the Chair, Chair-elect, and the Immediate Past Chair. Each officer has a two year term. The Chair is the presiding officer of the Board of Directors.
  • Claudette E. Dalton, MD – Chair – Virginia
  • John Poole, MD – Chair-elect - New Jersey
  • S. William Clark, III, MD – Immediate Past Chair – Georgia
  • J. Clay Hays, Jr., MD - Vice Chair - Mississippi
  • Stephen A. Imbeau, MD – Chair, Campaign/Political Committee; Editor, Newsletter – South Carolina

Board of Directors:

  • Jorge Alsip, MDAlabama
  • Steve Furr, MD Alabama
  • Omar Atiq, MD  Arkansas 
  • Alan Wilson, MD – Arkansas
  • Janice E. Tildon-Burton, MDDelaware
  • Stephanie Guarino, MD – Delaware
  • Peter Lavine, MDDistrict of Columbia
  • Desiree Pineda, MD District of Columbia
  • Corey L. Howard, MDFlorida
  • Madelyn E. Butler, MDFlorida
  • Sandra Reed, MD Georgia
  • Ali Rahimi, MD - Georgia
  • J. Gregory Cooper, MDKentucky
  • Donald J. Swikert, MDKentucky
  • David Bensema, MD - Kentucky
  • Floyd A. Buras, MDLouisiana
  • Lee Stevens, MDLouisiana
  • Stephen Rockower, MD – Maryland
  • Shannon Pryor, MD – Maryland
  • Clay Hays, MDMississippi
  • Jennifer J. Bryan, MD – Mississippi
  • Niranjan V. Rao, MDNew Jersey
  • Christopher Gribbin, MD - New Jersey
  • John A. Fagg, MDNorth Carolina
  • Hadley Callaway, MD North Carolina
  • Bruce Storms, MD - Oklahoma
  • Woody Jenkins, MD - Oklahoma 
  • Gonzalo González-Liboy, MDPuerto Rico
  • Yussef Galib-Frangie Fiol, MDPuerto Rico
  • Gregory Tarasidis, MDSouth Carolina
  • Gary A. Delaney, MD - South Carolina
  • Donald B. Franklin, MDTennessee
  • John J. Ingram, III, MD – Tennessee
  • Richard DePersio, MD - Tennessee
  • Randolph J. Gould, MD Virginia
  • William C. Reha, MD - Virginia
  • Joseph Selby, MDWest Virginia
  • Hoyt Burdick, MD – West Virginia
  • Karen A. Foy - Executive Director