EMSA President & CEO Resigns, Interim President Announced

Tuesday, January 18th 2022, 3:50 pm
By: News 9


EMSA has announced the resignation of Jim Winham as President and Chief Executive Officer. 

Effective immediately, the Chair of the Board of Trustees, Wiley Williams, has asked EMSA’s Chief Compliance and Chief Administrative Officer Johna Easley to serve as interim President and CEO. Easley has been with the EMSA system since 2009. 

Additionally, the Board Chair has asked EMSA’s Chief Information Officer Frank Gresh to serve as interim Chief Operating Officer (COO). Gresh has served the EMSA system for more than 23 years. 

“I want to thank Jim for his many years of service to EMSA and his commitment to leading the organization–most notably his leadership through a continuing COVID-19 pandemic,” said Wiley Williams, Chairman of the Board of Trustees. “The Board will meet later this week to accept Winham’s resignation and confirm the interim appointments. I anticipate the Board will conduct a nationwide search to identify a permanent CEO and COO who will uphold EMSA’s standard to ensure the organization is providing the highest quality emergency medical care possible to the Oklahomans it serves. In the interim, I am confident that our leadership team, with their extensive experience managing emergency service provider operations, will successfully guide the organization through this transition period.”