Vice Speaker, House of Delegates (Vote for one.)
Bradford Holland, MD
While some state medical societies are questioning the value of their large statewide assemblies and houses of delegates, let me affirm my absolute belief that we need a strong House of Delegates in Texas now more than ever:
The House of Delegates is the pinnacle authoritative body of the TMA. We elect our Board of Trustees, our President, our representatives to the AMA, and we debate and decide the policies and positions of the TMA. No part of TMA could be more important, and I must emphatically state that the changes that are so critically needed in the practice of medicine in order to preserve our profession will come from the TMA House of Delegates.
My first TMA meeting was 26 years ago and I have been fully engaged in organized medicine ever since. I am an inaugural year graduate of the TMA’s Leadership College and have held multiple positions in TMA and in my county society, including Past President of the McLennan County Medical Society, and 6 years of service on the TMA Committee on Professional Liability. I served as chair of the Membership Committee, the Candidate Evaluation Committee, and the Executive Committee of TEXPAC, and ultimately as TEXPAC Chair. I am currently serving on the Council on Legislation, and in 2014 I helped form the Lone Star Caucus, serving as its co-chairman since. Additionally, I am an active member of the Speaker’s Advisory Council.
Outside of TMA, I am a member of the American Institute of Parliamentarians, and I am active in my specialty society, having served in many roles including President of the Texas Association of Otolaryngology. I am also a graduate of Leadership Waco, past member of the Board of Directors of the Central Texas American Cancer Society and the Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce, and past President of the Waco Symphony Association. I am an adjunct faculty member in Baylor University’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. My wife Amanda is Director of Baylor University’s Department of Advising for the Robbins College, and we have 4 teenage children in junior high and high school.
Much work lies ahead if we are to right the ship of medicine. Together, we can protect our patients, preserve our profession, and leave a lasting legacy for the generations yet to come. I ask for your support as I seek the office of Vice Speaker, and I thank you for your commitment to medicine in Texas.
Board of Trustees (vote for three)
Cynthia Jumper, MD
Testifying before the legislature representing the TMA allowed me to use my voice to ensure that Texas medical students will have adequate clinical sites for their clerkships. Since becoming a member of the TMA as a student in 1984, I have enjoyed participating in committees, councils, foundations, alternate delegate to the AMA and TexPac. With the support of the TMA, I am now able to use my experience by serving on the AMA Council on Medical Education.
Each of my positions as a faculty member at TTUHSC over the last 24 years has taught me different facets of medicine. As the former chair of Internal Medicine, I learned the business of medicine and conflict management. As the former chief of staff of a large teaching hospital, I learned organized medicine. As VP of Health Care Policy I have learned policy, advocacy and business development. I held each of these positions while still practicing pulmonary/critical care and general medicine at a free clinic. The latter kept me grounded to the reason I stay in health care – patient care and wellness.
Special Counsel to the Council on Medical Education, 2012 – Current
TMA Leadership College, Mentor, 2010 – Current
Council of Socioeconomics, 2014 – 2016
Alternate Delegate to AMA, 2014 – Current
Council on Medical Education, 2007 – 2013 (Chair, 2010 – 2012)
Active in First Tuesdays
Reference Committee on Public Health, 2005 and 2009 (Chair, 2009)
Trustee, TMA Student Loan Program, 2003 - 2009
Committee on Cancer (Chair, 2005-2007), 2003 - 2007
Delegation to the TMA, 1998 – Current
TexPac – Patron
TMA Foundation Donor
AMA Alternate Delegate
Bryan Johnson, MD
As an independent practicing internist. I have led a thriving medical practice in Frisco, Texas for the past two decades. I am your classic “old school” physician, I continue to treat both hospital and nursing home patients, serve as a medical director for a hospice company and hold board positions on several healthcare-focused businesses. My experience in the various aspects of healthcare has allowed me to develop a very broad understanding of the financial workings of our healthcare system. This is my greatest strength and what I believe I can contribute to the position of alternate delegate. My knowledge of the corporate health care system, when juxtaposed with the traditional delivery system of care, will help me strategically navigate organized medicine to help ensure that physicians remain empowered to practice autonomously and maintain their rightful position of leadership in the delivery of the highest quality of healthcare in this country.
My desire to serve my country led me to join in the United States Army where I served as a field grade officer. That same passion for community service led me to serve on several local government positions for the City of Frisco, Texas. I have served as a commissioner for the Planning and Zoning board and I am chairman of the advisory committee dedicated to fostering economic development of the Railroad District here in Frisco, Texas.
Please cast your vote for me at TEXMED 2019 as your next Alternate Delegate to the American Medical Association!