ROBERT F. MCFARLANE, M.D. of Palestine, Texas (member, legal & public policy committee). McFarlane is a cardiologist with East Texas Physician’s Alliance, chief of staff at Palestine Regional Hospital, and managing partner of the BigWoods on the Trinity. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association and past director and a lifetime member of the Texas Wildlife Association. In addition, he founded the Trinity Waters Foundation and served as president for five years. He also founded East Texas Black Gumbo Retriever Club. McFarlane received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Harvard College and a Doctor of Medicine from Harvard Medical School, and is board certified in internal medicine and cardiology. McFarlane was reappointed as director for Anderson County in 2023.