Councils and Committees
The MDA has 10 Standing Councils and 5 Subcommittees. Council terms are 3 years in length. Committee terms vary. The MDA also appoints Ad Hoc Task Forces to serve upon need or special project. MDA members interested in serving on specific councils, committees or task forces are encouraged to contact their district officers or the MDA office to obtain additional information or to volunteer.
What Council are you best suited for?
Are you looking for a way to contribute your energy, knowledge or expertise for the betterment of your practice, organized dentistry and the profession? Council work provides the pulse for responding to the ever-changing issues that we face today, a chance to anticipate needs and shape our future. We understand that you need the majority of your time for your business and your family and we'll make it easy for you to participate. Click here to see where you fit in and pick a council or two.
2012-2013 Councils and Committees
Council on Communications
Dr. Melinda Lucas (Chair), Dr. Jennifer Ray, Dr. Jason Farese, Dr. Jason Coleman, Dr. Sherry Pippen, Dr. Jamie Ross, Dr. Pia Chatterjee Kirk (Editor) and Dr. T. Delton Moore.
Council on Constitution and Bylaws
Dr. Jason Farese (Chair), Dr. Rhett Simmons, Dr. Tom Lobrano, Dr. Rebecca Courtney, Dr. Charles Hamm, Dr. Will Baker and Dr. Barbara Mauldin.
Council on Dental Health
Dr. Ed Holiday (Chair), Dr. Germaine Gottsche, Dr. Mel Stromeyer, Dr. Donald Price, Dr. Neal Quinton, Dr. Neva Eklund and Dr. Paula Stewart Strange.
Council on Finance
Dr. Sherry Pippen(Chair), Dr. Will Baker, Dr. Peter Boswell, Dr. Danny Dickey, Dr. William Alford, Dr. Steve Miner, Dr. Clay Grubbs and Dr Joe Burns.
Council on Governmental Affairs
Dr. James Russell Dumas (Chair), Dr. Craig Martin, Dr. David Curtis, Dr. Tiffany Green, Dr. Mark Donald, Dr. Karen Crews, Dr. Ryan Tracy, Dr. Raanne Tindle, Dr. John Tomsik and Dr. T. Delton Moore.
Subcommittee: MDPAC (MS Dental Political Action Committee)
Dr. Craig Martin (Chair), Dr. James Russell Dumas, Dr. Bo Perry, Dr. Teena Horn, Dr. Drew Middleton, Dr. Joe Burns, Dr. Thad Strange, Dr. Tony Chapman, Dr. T. Delton Moore, Dr. Brant Kairit, Dr. Heather Tutor, Dr. Valerie Turner, Dr. Bert Keel, Dr. Harold "Harry" Kolodney, and Dr. Bob Rives. Mrs. Peggy Rives, Stephen Keel and Andrew Dulaney.
Council on Insurance
Dr. Chuck Wood (Chair), Dr. Stanley Woods, Dr. Richard Strachan, Dr. Ken Crawley, Dr. Paula Stewart Strange, Dr. Doug Tillery and Dr. Joe Burns.
Council on Membership
Dr. Roderick Coleman (Chair), Dr. Clay Hilton, Dr. Brent Crumpton, Dr. Tom Hodge, Dr. Tanya Walker, Dr. Don Doty, Dr. Wesley Ferguson, Dr. John Hodge and Jimmy Hollingsworth.
Subcommittee: Committee on the New Dentist
Dr. Wesley Ferguson (Chair), Dr. Leslie Brewer, Dr. Joey Helton, Dr. Cassey Hardin, Dr. Darren Alexander, Dr. Jason Jennings, Dr. Erik Graham, Dr. Janice Touchtone, Dr. Kristy Goff Jones, Dr. Shelley Hughes, Dr. Shelly Segrest Taylor, Dr. Jason Papania, and Dr. Josh Simpson.
Council on Nominations Awards and Education
Dr. Mindy Austin (Chair), Dr. Stephen Joe, Dr. Acie Whitlock, Dr. Carrie Iles, Dr. Brendon Berg, Dr. Chad Harris, and Dr. Kevin Holman.
Council on Peer Review and Ethics
Dr. Frank Hodges (Chair), Dr. Lea Farese, Dr. Christine Rayburn, Dr. Will West, Dr. Sarah Crain and Dr. Vivian Draper.
Dr. Stephen Joe (Chair), Dr.Adam Weems, Dr. Adam Hodges, Dr. Joel Gibson, Dr. Adam Weems, Dr. Bradley Stewart and Dr. Mike Huoni.
Dr. Brock Martin (Chair), Dr. Jim Bennett, Dr. Artis Knight, Dr. Mitch Guess, Dr. Hank Singley and Dr. Tony Bounds.
Dr. Pat Welsh (Chair), Dr. Mike Harkins, Dr. Mike Dennis, Dr.Wendy Hawkins-Lewis, Dr. Tommy Byrd, Dr. Guion Gee and Dr. Fanasy Deming.
Dr. Wade Bishop (Chair), Dr. Rebecca Courtney, Dr. Clay Hilton, Dr. David Tuminello,Neal McIntyre and Dr. Ed Wheeler.
Dr. Shannon Patterson(Chair), Dr. John Dale Dumas, Dr. Hugh Leggett, Dr. T. Delton Moore, Dr. Sherry Pippen and Dr. Ken Crawley.
Council on Supportive Services
Dr. Jennifer Ray (Chair), Dr. Gary Reeves, Dr. Charles Greer, Dr. Bruce Scarborough, Dr. Chris Oswalt, Dr. Tom Wiggins, and Dr. Rebecca McDougald.
Subcommittee: MDCAT (MS Dental Crisis Action Team)
Dr. Don Doty (Chair), Dr. Steven Porter and Dr. Jennifer Ray.
Subcommittee: MARD (MS Association of Recovering Dentists)
Dr. Mitch Hutto (Chair), Dr. Teena Horn, Dr. Tom Wiggins, Dr. Ferrell Fort, Dr. J. David Bounds and Dr. Wayne Starnes.
Subcommittee: MS Dental Disaster Team
Dr. Gary Reeves (Chair), Dr. Leland Chrisman, Dr. Charles Greer, Dr. Sig Krolls, Dr. Tracey Dellinger, Dr. Scott Gatewood, Dr. David Seago, Dr. Peter Norowski and Dr. Don Doty.
Volunteers make our councils, committees and task forces work effectively on behalf of everyone. Thank you!
For a list of Council / Committee members and chairs duties for the year please click here