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about the hcma foundation, Inc

The Hillsborough County Medical Association (HCMA) Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization that provides cash grants to non-profit organizations in the Tampa Bay area for programs designed to promote awareness and support of health and health-related issues in Hillsborough County, Florida and surrounding areas.

The HCMA Foundation consists of a network of physicians and local businesses dedicated to enriching our community. Partnerships with the Tampa Bay business community is a fundamental goal of the HCMA, the HCMA Alliance, and the HCMA Foundation; and has been an essential component for the success of the Foundation Charity Golf Classic, the Foundation’s major fundraiser.

Due to the success of the Charity Golf Classic,
we have been proud to fund programs through such organizations as:

The Judeo Christian Health Clinic

Pharmacy re-stock

MoreHealth, Inc.

Scrubba Bubba

Voices for Children

Psych Exams for Children's Legal Needs Fund

I Support the Girls (Tampa Bay Affiliate Network Program)
Collect and distribute essential items for homeless, impoverished, distressed women

2022 USF Medical Student Scholarships

Outreach Free Clinic and Resource Center

Smart Health 101

Children’s Home Network

Project C.A.R.E.S.


Teens in Action

Lighthouse for the Blind

Technology for Transition

Barbara Higgins Legacy Corp

Closing the HIV / AIDS Gap of Young African American Adults

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HCMA Foundation Board

Michael Albrink, MD, FACS, is currently Professor of Surgery at USF. He is a graduate of Marshall University, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, and completed both residency and fellowship from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Albrink is married to Karen E. Wells, M.D. He is author of numerous papers and recipient of multiple teaching awards from USF.

Pamela Baines, MD, serves as the HCMA Foundation Secretary. Dr. Baines is an otolaryngologist and allergist who practices in Tampa and Riverview with Florida ENT & Allergy. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and completed her residency at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was born in Seattle, but Tampa has been home since 1970.

Edward Farrior, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Virginia and has practiced facial plastic surgery in Tampa for over 25 years. Dr. Farrior has been on the clinical faculty at USF since completing his fellowship and on the clinical faculty at the University of Virginia since 2006. He has held many leadership positions including President of HCMA. His greatest professional accomplishment is serving on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery. His greatest personal honor is to be the husband of Amy Farrior (a member of the Board of Governors for the Florida Bar and past president of the HCBA), father of three and grandfather of two.

Michael J. Foley MD, FACR, is Treasurer of the HCMA Foundation. Dr. Foley is board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear radiology. He trained at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Dr. Foley has been in practice in Tampa since 1983. He has served as Chairman of Radiology at Brandon Regional Medical Center and Dade City Hospital. Dr Foley also has expertise in interventional radiology and neuroradiology. He has proudly served as an Expert Forensic Radiologist throughout the State of Florida and the country.

Michael Kelly is a retired IBM executive, a staff writer for “Strategies” Oncology and “Physician Family” magazines, past president of the Florida Medical Association Alliance, past president of the Berkshire Medical Society Alliance, and past president-elect of the Massachusetts Medical Society Alliance. He has served as president of the Hillsborough County Medical Association Alliance and is currently their secretary/treasurer.

Hernan Leon, MD, is a founding member of the HCMA Foundation and serves as the Honorary Chairman. Dr. Leon is a retired OB/Gyn and a past president of the HCMA.

Katherine Macoul, MD, graduated from Tufts University in Boston, MA and completed her internship and ophthalmology training at Georgetown and George Washington Universities. Dr. Macoul completed her MBA at Auburn University in 2012. Currently she serves on the HCMA Executive Council representing the Women Physicians seat. Dr. Macoul is the mom to four fantastic children and has been teaching yoga and fitness classes for over twenty years. She enjoys any and all outdoor exploits!

Stacey S. Pittman serves as Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BT Wealth Advisors, the wealth management division of The Bank of Tampa. Prior to joining BT Wealth Advisors, Ms. Pittman spent more than 16 years at Raymond James Financial. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University and also holds several certifications, including the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and the Certified Financial Planner designation. Ms. Pittman resides in South Tampa with her husband, Brandon, and their five children.

Bruce Shephard, MD, FACOG, HCMA Foundation President, is an obstetrician-gynecologist who retired from direct patient care in 2016 after 40 years of medical practice in Tampa. He maintains a clinical affiliation with USF as an Affiliate Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A past president of the HCMA, he currently serves on HMO advisory boards for AvMed and Centene Health Plans and as an AHCA-contracted reviewer for EQ Health Solutions.

Michael Zimmer, MD, practices primary care and internal medicine in St. Petersburg. He is also Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at USF College of Medicine. Dr. Zimmer earned his medical degree from the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, is board certified, received numerous awards and honors, and has been a member of the HCMA since 2019.