Mission and Governance

Mission Statement

To make measurable improvements in the quality and delivery of health care.

Our Core Values
  • Model integrity
  • Embrace innovation
  • Celebrate success
  • Strive for excellence
  • Foster trust and teamwork
  • Focus on those we serve

TMF Board of Trustees

The board of trustees is comprised of up to 15 physicians, non-physicians and consumer (Medicare) beneficiary representatives. Trustees provide corporate oversight and direction and operations are overseen by an executive committee elected by the board. Under the direction of TMF trustees, day-to-day operations are managed by its president and chief executive officer and senior management team.

Member Requirements

The TMF board includes at least one doctor of medicine, one doctor of osteopathic medicine, and two consumer representatives. The board may not be comprised of a majority of physicians or any other type of practitioner or profession, but will include no less than two physicians at all times.

Length of Appointment

Trustees are elected for three-year terms and no person may serve more than six years.

TMF Board of Trustees

Gary Floyd, MD, Roanoke, Texas (chair)

Timothy Graves, MSSW, Austin, Texas (vice chair)

Gayle Lucas Semtner, M.Ed., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (chair of the TMF Operations Committee)

Michael P. Sullivan, MBA, CPA, Lubbock, Texas (secretary/treasurer)

David C. Mason, DO, MBA FACOFP, Fort Worth, Texas (officer-at-large)

Melissa Rowan, MSW, Austin, Texas (officer-at-large)

Nancy Adams, RN, MSN, FAAN, retired major general, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ruth Atkins, BSN, MA, Louisville, KY

J. Nile Barnes, Pharm. D., Dripping Springs, Texas

Laurie East, MBA, CPA, FACMPE, Austin, Texas

Dee Margo, BA, El Paso, Texas

Kevin H. McKinney, MD, Galveston, Texas

Erick Santos, MD, PhD, Corpus Christi, Texas

Jeffrey Schmeltekopf, CLU, ChFC, CFP, AIF, Fort Worth, Texas

Ronald S. Walters, MD, MBA, MHA, Houston, Texas

TMF Board Compensation

Trustees are compensated for trustee and executive committee meetings for their time spent at the meeting, in preparation for the meeting, and for their time spent traveling to and from the meeting. Trustees are compensated for telephone conference meetings at the rate of $125 per hour with a minimum of $125 per call. The chair is compensated $1,700 per month for the additional time and resources required of this individual.


No member of the TMF Board of Trustees is affiliated with TMF in any capacity other than their board service.

TMF Certificate of Formation, Bylaws and IRS Form 1023

TMF's Certificate of Formation, bylaws and the IRS Form 1023 are available upon request.