James Winham, BSN, CCNRP-T
President and Chief Executive Officer

Jim Winham first began his career with EMSA in 1984 as a paramedic. He spent 30 years working for several Oklahoma first-responder agencies including EMSA, the Tulsa Fire Department, Paramedics Plus and Tulsa Lifeflight. Winham was named EMSA’s Chief Operating Officer in 2014. Winham is responsible for managing, monitoring, coordinating and leading the daily operations of the EMSA system. He ensures and oversee the high-quality and cost-effective delivery of all of the services that EMSA provides.

Winham is a former Tulsa firefighter and was named Firefighter of the Year in 2004. He also spent a decade as a medic and flight nurse for Tulsa Lifeflight. He earned an Associate Degree in Emergency Medical Services and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Tulsa Community College and Oklahoma City University, respectively.

He currently is a Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves and is the former Executive Officer for the 120th Medical Company Area Support of the Oklahoma Army National Guard. He is also a member of the University of Oklahoma Special Operations and Medical Oversight team, and an adjunct professor at the OU School of Community Medicine.