Workers' Compensation Medical Advisory Committee

Created from the 2013 Worker' Compensation Reform Act, the Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) provides guidance to the administrator on issues related to the effective and efficient treatment of injured workers as well as the proper source of reference for determining permanent impairment ratings so that the administrator can provide leadership to the division and its various programs in advancing the goal of ensuring that all injured workers’ receive the best, most cost-efficient, treatment possible to facilitate a meaningful recovery from injury and swift return to the workforce. 

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Board Members

Employers                                                                          
Rob Behnke, CPCU                                                           
Cracker Barrel  
                                                                                                                                            

Employee Representative                                                  
Lisa Hartman, RN                                                             

Insurance                                                                          
Misty D. Williams, RN, BSN, CCM, AIC                           
Travelers Insurance

Ginny Howard, Claim Manager II
Zurich North American                                                      

Occupational Medicine                                                     
David Tutor, MD
East TN Urgent Care 
                                                       

Chiropractic
Keith Graves, DC      

Health Department
John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM
Commissioner, TN Department of Health

Orthopaedics
Douglas Weikert, MD  
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute        

Randall Holcomb, MD
OrthoMemphis

Neurosurgery
John Brophy MD
Semmes-Murphy

Psychiatry          
James Gregory Kyser, MD

Administrator                                 
Abbie Hudgens, ARM, AIC

Medical Director
Robert B. Snyder, MD

Assistant Medical Director           
James B. Talmage, MD

PM&R 
Jeffrey E. Hazlewood, MD

Pain Management
Lisa Bellner, MD

Emergency Medicine
Cerisia A. Cummings, DO