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5/18/2020

Executive Director’s Message: More COVID-19 Stuff and Announcing New District Leadership

It has been months since COVID-19 became part of our vernacular. No doubt, it’s been tough on all of us – personally and professionally.

For TCA, one of the worst parts of the pandemic is not getting to connect with our members – face-to-face, anyway. The first casualty was our TCA Tour of Texas presented by Bergquist Law Firm, with our March, April and May stops postponed. Our TCA districts were forced to cancel meetings because of shelter-in-place guidelines.

In addition, TCA leadership made the difficult decision to go virtual with Chiro Texpo ’20, our TCA annual convention. We will truly miss the opportunity to see you in Frisco this summer, but we encourage you to support your state association by participating in our reimagined Chiro Texpo on June 6-30.

The biggest positive of the virtual Chiro Texpo is the format – a combination of 2 ½ days of live programming, plus more than a dozen recorded, on-demand sessions. You can learn at your own pace from your laptop, office computer or smart phone without missing valuable time from your practice. Plus, you have until the end of June to complete your CE hours. What are you waiting for? Register online now!

Chiro Texpo isn’t the only TCA event to go virtual. In lieu of district meetings, TCA has hosted Community Check-Ins for each of its 12 TCA districts. In all, 11 events are in the books. However, the final one – for TCA District 2 – is set for Tuesday, May 19, from 7-8 p.m. CT.

These Community Check-Ins allowed TCA state and district leaders to provide you with the latest chiropractic, legislative and legal updates. They also were an excuse to find out how you’re coping in the COVID-19 era and discover how TCA can better serve you. For all the doctors who logged in or called in, thank you for sharing your unique stories.

As part of these Community-Check-Ins, TCA districts hosted elections and installed the new leadership teams for 2020-21. These individuals will step into their new roles at the conclusion of Chiro Texpo ’20.

Congrats to the following doctors who were elected by their peers!

District 3
State Director – Dr. Jenna Hillman, Lubbock
Vice Director – Dr. Gregory Marin, Lubbock
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Samantha Favreau, Lubbock

District 4
State Director – Dr. Don White, River Oaks
Vice Director – Dr. Gideon Traweek, Fort Worth
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Mirna Masri, Arlington
District Directors – Drs. Jerry Day, Colleyville; Steve Dotson, Colleyville; Liz Graves, Grapevine; and Jessica Judge, Justin

District 6
State Director – Dr. Zac Leslie, Palestine
Vice Director – Dr. Delmar Brooks, Marshall
Secretary/Treasurer – Open
District Directors – Drs. Travis Parker, Tyler; Ben Wilson, Tyler; and Tucker Woods, Longview

District 7
State Director – Dr. Nick Anthony, Abilene
Vice Director – Open
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Deedra Wright, Abilene
District Directors – Drs. Ben Storey, San Angelo; and Lorin Wolf, Early

District 8
State Director – Dr. Jennifer Gardner, Round Rock
Vice Director – Dr. Hollen Meyer, Austin
Secretary – Dr. Micah Montgomery, Belton
Treasurer – Dr. Adam Zelinski, Austin
District Directors – Drs. Craig Benton, Lampasas; Sammi Mees, Georgetown; Stephanie Paiva, Leander; and Paul Shrogin, Austin.

District 10
State Director – Dr. Josh Bonine, San Antonio
Vice Director – Dr. Korey Rose, New Braunfels
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Clay Suggs, San Antonio

District 12
State Director – Dr. Tom Hollingsworth, Corpus Christi
Vice Director – Dr. Pablo Tagle, McAllen
Secretary/Treasurer – Dr. Tiffany Miller, Edinburg

TCA is volunteer-run organization. Want to get involved in TCA at the district or state levels. Just call the TCA office at (512) 477-9292 or email us at info@chirotexas.org.

Lastly, TCA wants to thank you for maintaining your TCA membership. Even in the middle of a health crisis, the battle for chiropractic continues and we appreciate you standing with us.

Jeff Jenkins CAE
TCA Executive Director

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