Jacqueline L. Nguyen, Esq., President
Welcome to the home page of the American Medical Association Alliance! You have taken the first step in finding out who we are and what we do.
• We are a nationwide network of physician families
• Both physicians and physician spouses are represented
• We offer grants to local alliances
Why should you join the AMA Alliance?
• Connect with your peers, share concerns, solutions and challenges
• Receive Physician Family and Alliance in Motion magazine
• Learn, lead and join our legacy while growing as an individual
• Explore our health initiatives that support health & wellness for the entire physician family
Board Boot Camp
Physicians have CME’s. Attorneys have CLE’s. Alliance members now have the AMA Alliance Leadership Academy Certificate Program!
Our first session, Board Boot Camp teaches you how to be a better board member by gaining expertise from professionals who will define the fundamentals of non-profit board service.
Meet Some of our Members
Active in the Fort Wayne Alliance since 1995, Dawn is married to Dr. Keith Davis, an OB/GYN. They have four children, two now in medical school. Dawn served on the state Alliance board for several years. She says she is “thrilled to join a national team,” Family Health Awareness Initiatives, Programs Council. The AMAA is thrilled to have her!
Nancy, of Holland, Michigan, brings her strong passion for bylaws and parliamentary
procedure to the AMA Alliance Governance Council, Bylaws Committee.
To those who might find bylaws less than exciting, Nancy would say that “bylaws are what run an organization. They are the bones, the structure” of an association. She values the Alliance particularly for its leadership training and legislative advocacy on behalf of medicine.
Jayme Shelton, (he/him)
Jayme is from Oklahoma and is excited to help the AMA Alliance grow. He would like to see the Alliance grow its membership by welcoming the next generation of physician spouses and partners. The modern physician family will look a little different as more women become physicians. Many medical spouses, like himself, have valuable skill sets to offer and benefit from networking with other physician spouses. Jayme served on the Board of Directors in 2021-22. He currently serves as the chair of the Communications Council.
Brenda serves the AMA Alliance on the Programs Council, Family Health Awareness Initiatives, hoping to make a further impact on the opioid crisis.
No stranger to the Alliance, Brenda joined the Knoxville Academy of Medicine Alliance upon moving to Knoxville with her husband, Dr. Jim Seals, in 1987, chairing many committees over the years and then serving as president. She was also president of the Tennessee Medical Association Alliance. She has been on numerous AMA Alliance committees, and she chaired the Membership Committee in the early 2000s.