Steve Martin named President / CEO and Scott Jameson named COO
Two men with a combined tenure of almost 30 years at West Texas Rehabilitation Center were promoted this month to the organization’s top two positions.
Steve Martin, who joined the Rehab staff in 2000, has been named President/Chief Executive Officer to succeed the retiring Woody Gilliland. Scott Jameson, a WTRC employee since 2002, has taken over the duties of Chief Operating Officer (COO), a post previously held by Martin.
Of these appointments, WTRC board chairman Dr. Steven Ezzell said, “We were blessed to have Woody Gilliland’s leadership for 15 years and we are equally blessed to have Steve and Scott move into key positions in the wake of Woody’s retirement. They are both extremely capable men and will assuredly build on Rehab’s past successes to take the organization to new levels of excellence.”
Martin holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Tech University in Lubbock and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Abilene Christian University. A native of Lubbock, he began his WTRC career as vice president of operations for the San Angelo and Ozona centers and took on COO responsibilities for the entire organization in 2005. Prior to coming to WTRC, he served in a variety of rehabilitation program leadership positions in the Hendrick Health System in Abilene.
As president/CEO, he is responsible to WTRC’s board of directors for the conduct of all elements of the organization’s activities including its comprehensive rehabilitation programs, fund-raising activities, financial management, relationships with donors, community leaders and state and federal agencies, and its strategic plans to meet current and future needs of the Center and its patients.
Married to Kelly Martin, a physical therapist at WTRC-San Angelo, Steve is the father of four boys—Chase, Channing, Davis and Brock. He is currently in his sixth year as president of the Bobcats Booster Club, has served on the board of directors of San Angelo Chamber of Commerce and the advisory board for Bentwood Country Club. He has also been a mentor for the past 10 years to many San Angelo area youngsters as a volunteer coach in baseball and football programs.
Scott Jameson, a native of Coleman, received the Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from McMurry University in Abilene and his certifications in both orthotics and prosthetics from Northwestern University, Chicago.
Since 2002, he has provided leadership in WTRC’s orthotics/prosthetics department—initially in the Abilene center and, for the past six years, as director over these services in both Abilene and San Angelo. As Rehab’s chief operating officer, he is now responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of all multi-disciplinary, comprehensive rehabilitation programs in Abilene, San Angelo and Ozona.
Scott and his family moved in August from Abilene to San Angelo, where he is based in his new role. While in Abilene, he was active in the community’s Chamber of Commerce and was a frequent guest lecturer for Hardin Simmons and McMurry universities. A past president of the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, he continues to be very active in that organization.
He and wife Amanda, who began the current school year as a reading specialist at San Angelo’s San Jacinto Elementary School, have two daughters: Avery, age 10, and Ainsley, age 7.