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Jamie Chebra Named Chief Executive Officer of Harris County ESD 11

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At last nights special meeting, the Board of Directors named Jamie Chebra as Chief Executive Officer. Jamie has been serving as interim CEO since September of 2022.
James “Jamie” Chebra has been involved in EMS for more than 20 years. Prior to serving Harris County ESD11 he served as the Executive Director Jersey City Medical Center EMS, a dynamic resource deployed service providing Advanced, Basic and Specialty Care transfer services to the City of Jersey City and the surrounding communities. Prior to Jersey City, Jamie had the opportunity to lead JFK EMS in Edison New Jersey from a small fly car services to a full service EMS system providing advanced Life, Basic Life support, Interfacility transfers, integrated community paramedics to include nurse call line, ACO integration, Lyft integration into mobile healthcare. Jamie earned his Master of Emergency Health Science Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and holds a graduate certificate in Emergency Management. He is actively working on his Doctor of Healthcare Administration and is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and a Certified Emergency Manager CEM. Jamie serves as a board member for the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA).

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Board Names Jamie Chebra as Chief Executive Officer

At last nights special meeting, the Board of Directors named Jamie Chebra as Chief Executive Officer. Jamie has been serving as interim CEO since September of 2022.
James “Jamie” Chebra has been involved in EMS for more than 20 years. Prior to serving Harris County ESD11 he served as the Executive Director Jersey City Medical Center EMS, a dynamic resource deployed service providing Advanced, Basic and Specialty Care transfer services to the City of Jersey City and the surrounding communities. Prior to Jersey City, Jamie had the opportunity to lead JFK EMS in Edison New Jersey from a small fly car services to a full service EMS system providing advanced Life, Basic Life support, Interfacility transfers, integrated community paramedics to include nurse call line, ACO integration, Lyft integration into mobile healthcare. Jamie earned his Master of Emergency Health Science Degree from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and holds a graduate certificate in Emergency Management. He is actively working on his Doctor of Healthcare Administration and is a Fellow of the Advisory Board Company and a Certified Emergency Manager CEM. Jamie serves as a board member for the National EMS Management Association (NEMSMA).

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REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS FOR AMBULANCE SERVICE SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT PROGRAM CONSULTANT

The District’s intent is to retain a consulting firm (“the Respondent” or “the Consultant”) to work with the District to analyze and report costs for Charity Care to help realize funds for charity care related to the Ambulance Service Supplemental Payment Program (ASSPP) as administered by the State of Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC).

The respondent shall demonstrate substantial experience in undertaking and completing the type of work required. The District is requesting that those who are interested in providing Ambulance Service Supplemental Payment Program Consultant services to the District to request the full Request for Proposals for Ambulance Supplemental Reimbursement Consultant from the District’s Chief Administrative Officer, Rob Farmer, at [email protected]. Respondents must forward completed proposals to the same by September26, 2022, at 2:00 pm Central Time.

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ESD 11 names Tony Farmer as the new Chief Financial Officer

Spring, TX – Tony comes to ESD 11 with 24 years of healthcare experience. He started his healthcare journey in finance at M.D. Anderson in Houston, TX, as an Accounting Manager. He then moved to ETMC Regional Health Care System in Tyler, Texas. He became the Division Chief Financial Officer responsible for all ambulance division financial reporting and budgeting for a multi-state ambulance operation with $350 million in gross revenue. Paramedics Logistics Operations Company acquired ​the out-of-state operations of the ETMC ambulance division, and Tony was named the Corporate Controller. After three years with Paramedic Logistics Operating company, the organization moved its corporate office to ​Atlanta, GA. Tony accepted a role at the East Texas Food Bank as their CFO, where he has served since July 2021 after many years in the healthcare industry.

Tony and his wife, Joni, were looking to move to the Houston area to spend time with ​their son, daughter-in-law, and first grandchild. Tony has been active in his community serving on the Tyler Junior College Business Program Advisory Committee and a past board member of the Texas EMS Alliance, the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association, and the Tyler ISD Title 1 Advisory Committee. He is an alumnus of Leadership Tyler Class 23.   He and his family have attended Green Acres Baptist Church, where he recently served as chair of the Finance Committee.

Tony holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration in Accounting from Baylor University and is a Texas Certified Public Accountant.

The ESD 11 Team, the Commissioners, and I are pleased to have Tony as our new CFO and are excited about ESD 11’s future.

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