Robert M. Jones, President and Chief Executive Officer
Rob joined MACM in January 2004 as Legal Counsel representing the Company in corporate, insurance, and other related issues. Before coming to MACM, Rob was in private practice for 26 years. He received his B.A. from the University of Mississippi in 1975 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi in 1978. Rob has represented individual physicians and medical groups with respect to general healthcare, corporate, real estate, contracting, and business law matters. He has been a frequent speaker on risk management, medical malpractice, physician contracting, and other medical/legal issues. He is a member of the American Bar Association, Mississippi Bar, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association, American Health Lawyers Association, and the American Association of Corporate Counsel. On October 1, 2014, Rob was named President and Chief Executive Officer of MACM.
Gerry Ann Houston, MD, Medical Director
Gerry Ann Houston, MD joined MACM in 2014 as Medical Director serving as a liaison for insured physicians. She assists in the development of medical policies and guidelines, conducts physician interviews as part of the application process, and consults with Claims, Underwriting, and Risk Management staff members. Dr. Houston was in private practice until 2008 as an Oncologist with Jackson Oncology Associates. She continues to serve as the Chief Medical Director for Hospice Ministries. Her undergraduate work was at the University of Mississippi, and she is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Upon graduation, she continued her training in Internal Medicine and Oncology at UMMC. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. As Medical Director, Dr. Houston attends all MACM Committee and Board of Director meetings, as well as represents the Company to various healthcare organizations.
Stephanie C. Edgar, JD, General Counsel
Stephanie C. Edgar, JD joined MACM in 2015 as Legal Counsel. Before coming to MACM, Stephanie was in private practice for 11 years and concentrated her practice primarily in the area of medical malpractice defense. She received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2001 and her Juris Doctor from the University of Mississippi in 2004. Stephanie is a member of the Mississippi Bar, American Health Lawyers Association, American Association of Corporate Counsel, and Defense Research Institute. She holds the AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating for ethical standards and legal ability. Stephanie was also recognized in 2014 by Mid-South Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” in the area of healthcare law.
Leigh-Ann Wall, Executive Assistant
J. Walter Gilmer, CPA, Chief Financial Officer
Walter received his B.B.A. Degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems from Delta State University. Before joining MACM in 1990, Walter served as accounting manager at Mississippi Diversified Corporation after having earlier been employed for several years in public accounting.
Jan Clark, Controller
Jan Woodson, Senior Staff Accountant
A. Keith Westbrook, Vice President of Claims
Keith Westbrook joined MACM in August 1996. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing from Belhaven College. He has been associated with the insurance business in excess of 30 years. He is thoroughly familiar with all aspects of Medical Malpractice Litigation and is responsible for the daily operations of the MACM Claims Department.
Ken Vernon, Senior Claims Representative
Hunter Vaughn, Claims Representative
Katherine Mangum, Claims Representative
Bettye T. Bunch, Senior Claims Secretary
Margie Daniels, Senior Claims Secretary
Jennifer Langston, Senior Claims Secretary
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY STAFF
Alan Jones, Chief Information Officer
Alan Jones graduated from Mississippi College in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in History. In addition, Alan completed additional undergraduate and graduate level courses in Computer Science at Mississippi College and earned certifications from Novell and Microsoft. Alan joined MACM in 1999 as an Information Systems Specialist and assisted MACM employees in daily computer operations. He was also involved in PC, server, and network management and other IT tasks. In 2005, Alan was promoted to IT Manager and began overseeing the daily operations of the Company’s IT Department. In 2015, Alan was promoted to Chief Information Officer of MACM and is now responsible for the technological direction of MACM, including budgets for programs and projects, purchases and upgrades of equipment, supervision of computer specialists and IT employees, and presiding over IT-related projects for the Company.
Cheryl M. Rhoads, Project Manager
Betsy Robbins, Programmer
Marsha McInnis, Programmer
Cory Jones, Senior IT Specialist
RISK MANAGEMENT STAFF
Kathy Stone, BSN, RN, Vice President of Risk Management
Kathy Stone joined MACM in November 2002. Kathy’s clinical experience includes ICU Nursing and infusion therapy for oncology, infectious disease, and pain management. Her background also includes ICD-9 auditing for a major insurance company, claims analysis for a Medicare Program Integrity Unit, and research and medical evaluation for a large defense law firm. She is a member of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM).
Judy Cleveland, BSN, RN, Senior Risk Management Consultant
Anne Everett, MSN, RN, Senior Risk Management Consultant
Tabatha Peninger, BSN, RN, Senior Risk Management Consultant
Kim Martin, BSN, RN, Risk Management Consultant
Yevgenia Wilkerson, Senior Administrative Assistant
UNDERWRITING AND MARKETING
Kevin R. Fuller, Vice President of Underwriting and Marketing
Kevin graduated from Mississippi State University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration with an emphasis in Insurance and Risk Management. He joined MACM in 1997 and is responsible for the Company’s marketing and business development efforts as well as all daily operations of MACM Insurance Services. Kevin holds his Mississippi resident and surplus lines licenses and has completed numerous continuing education courses.
Amy Matthews, Underwriting Manager
Tracy Ethridge, Senior Underwriter
Leslea Woodruff, Underwriter
Tanya Wasser, Underwriter
Joly Fields, Underwriting Assistant
Kim Mathis, Director of Marketing
Tammi Arrington, Marketing Representative
Karen Blair, Receptionist