Board of Directors:
- Cody Noble, President
- Jeff Moen, Vice President
- Ray Butler, Treasurer
- Jerry Alvord, Member
- Chris Craddock, Member
- Sheryl Ellis, Member
- Cary Williamson, Member
Physician Medical Director: Dr. Philip Sloan, MD, NRP Dr. Sloan has more than 30 years of combined emergency medical care experience as an EMT Firefighter, Paramedic, Registered Nurse, and Certified Emergency Room Physician. He obtained his Medical Doctoral Degree from the University of Oklahoma and performed his Medical Residency at the CMU College of Medicine in Saginaw, Michigan. Serving as the Physician Medical Director, he is actively involved in improving and enhancing the emergency medical care to our citizens. Dr. Sloan also maintains his National and Oklahoma Paramedic licensure.
Executive EMS Director: Bob W. Hargis, MA, CCP Bob Hargis has more than 30 years of experience in the EMS industry, having served in various EMS management and educational positions. He is a Nationally Registered and Oklahoma Licensed Paramedic, while also maintaining his Critical Care Paramedic certification through the University of Maryland Baltimore. Bob holds an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine from North Central Texas College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Leadership and a Master’s Degree in Human and Health Services Administration both from the University of Oklahoma. Bob was named to the position of Executive EMS Director in 2005.
Operations Director: Jeffrey Taylor, AAS, NRP Jeff Taylor has more than 15 years of experience in the EMS industry and has been employed with SOAS since 2009. Jeff started his EMS career in 2003 after 10 years of service in the US Air Force. He is a Nationally Registered and Oklahoma Licensed Paramedic, with experience in both ground and flight services. Jeff has an Associate’s Degree in Paramedicine from Rose State College. Jeff has served SOAS as a Field Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, and was named to the position of Operations Director in 2013.
Business Office Manager: Melissa McDonald Melissa McDonald has more than 20 years of medical billing experience and has been employed with SOAS since 2006. She trained in accounting and small business management at Fresno City College and graduated from the medical billing and insurance coding certification program at the UEI Career College in Fresno, CA. Melissa is well versed in Medicare and Medicaid regulations and has a talent for streamlining billing procedures. Melissa was named to the position of Business Office Manager in 2009.
Clinical Operations Manager: Dan McLeod, NRP, FP-C Dan has 15 years of experience in the EMS industry and started his career with SOAS in 2006. He is a Nationally Registered and Oklahoma Licensed Paramedic, while also maintaining a board-certified critical care flight paramedic credentials. Dan has gained clinical experience in both ground and flight services, while also becoming an AHA, NAEMT, and Oklahoma State EMS Instructor. Dan has served SOAS as a Field Paramedic, EMS Supervisor, Clinical Educator, and was named to the position of Clinical Operations Manager in 2019.
Chief Supervisor: Wesley J. Hargis BS, NRP Wesley started his career with SOAS in 2012, and is a Nationally Registered and Oklahoma Licensed Paramedic. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of Oklahoma and completed his Paramedic training through Oklahoma State University. Wesley has served SOAS as an EMT, Paramedic, and EMS Field Supervisor and was named to the position of Chief Supervisor in 2020.