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Steve Sherick, MD, FACEP

Founder and CEO

Born and raised in rural Colorado, Steve is passionate about elevating the quality of care in emergency departments, regardless of their size or location. Steve brings a life-long commitment to community service in the Centennial State and beyond. Offering a unique set of skills and experience to his hospitals—from leadership and policy development with some of the nation’s top medical associations, to cutting-edge knowledge of acute care practices and positive patient engagement, Steve’s passion for medicine inspires Innova’s team and lays the foundation for successful partnerships.

Steve Sherick, MD, FACEP

Ashley Williams, MBA

President

Ashley started with Innova in 2014 and loves being part of such an incredible team. She graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder majoring in Biology and minoring in Biochemistry. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from Portland State University and has over two decades of strategic and operational experience in the healthcare industry. She oversees all corporate operations, finances, and strategy for Innova. The majority of her time is spent spearheading the development and implementation of effective growth strategies and making sure Innova’s processes are as effective and efficient as possible. She was named Woman to Watch by ColoradoBiz magazine in 2019 for her contributions to the Colorado Economy. Her passions include rock-climbing, philanthropy, and spending time with family.

Ashley Williams, MBA

Laura Edgerley-Gibb, MD, FACEP

Chief Medical Officer

Laura earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado and her Doctor of Medicine from Stanford University. She completed residency at the Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. In 2014, she was awarded Fellowship in the American College of Emergency Physicians. She has been with Innova Emergency Medical Associates since 2011. Laura works clinically at all Innova sites and, as Chief Medical Officer, helps to craft medical policies and procedures for the company and our partner hospitals. She has several years of experience as a medical director prior to becoming CMO. Laura has a special interest in Quality/Performance Improvement. She has served as a Site Trauma Director and has experience assisting partner organizations with developing trauma programs and achieving state trauma designation. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her three daughters and husband and enjoying all of the outdoor beauty of Colorado.

Laura Edgerley-Gibb, MD, FACEP

Dani McGee

Chief Operating Officer

Dani joined Innova Emergency Medical Associates in 2014. She earned her BBA at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in 2010 and her MBA through the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business. Prior to joining Innova, Dani worked in sales in a variety of industries, but has been in the healthcare realm since 2012. Her role as Chief Operating Officer includes management of all things human resources, the range of medical staff processes, and our internal revenue cycle management team. In addition, she has a hand in accounting, staffing, and everyday operational functions. She enjoys working with Innova because of the challenging nature of her role and the teamwork approach to overcoming challenges. When she’s not working, she enjoys completing DIY projects and spending time with her husband, son, and Bernese Mountain Dog.

Dani McGee

Shannon Mackey

Manager, Scheduling & Travel

Shannon received her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Project Management. Her background includes experience in both office management and account management roles. She brings twenty years of experience working with and resolving issues with employees, customers, and teams of all levels and backgrounds. She prides herself in delivering a high level of professionalism and customer service to both internal and external customers and is thrilled to play a role in a company such as Innova, helping bring critical services to rural communities. In her spare time, Shannon enjoys hiking, yoga, and home design.

Shannon Mackey

Our Exceptional Directors

John Ashurst, DO

Residency Director for Kingman Regional Medical Center

Since joining Innova Emergency Medical Associates in 2016, John has served as the program director for the emergency medicine residency at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Prior to his current employment, he completed his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and his residency at Lehigh Valley Health Network. During residency he earned a Clinical Master of Science from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and now serves on the board of directors for the Foundation for Osteopathic Emergency Medicine.

John Ashurst, DO

Peter Byers, MD

Regional Medical Director, Medical Director at St Vincent Williamsport Hospital and Aspirus Iron River Hospital

Peter joined Innova Emergency Medical Associates in 2015. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine with a focus on Leadership in Medicine for Vulnerable and Underserved Populations. Following completion of emergency medicine residency training at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, he worked in urban and rural hospitals in New Mexico. He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served as a teacher in Cameroon, and has traveled and worked extensively in Africa. He is currently the Emergency Department Medical Director at Aspirus-Iron River Hospital, as well as Innova’s Regional Medical Director for northern Michigan. His interests include cooking, skiing, and tropical travel.

Peter Byers, MD

Adam Dawson, DO

Medical Director at Kingman Regional Medical Center

Adam is an Arizona native who attended medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona where in addition to his studies, he did genetics research and worked in a local emergency department. He and his wife, Allyssa, have 5 children and a love for pretty much anything, but especially anything outdoors. In the field of emergency medicine, he especially enjoys trauma services. He is an Eagle Scout who enjoys being active in the community and finds himself thrilled to be a part of Innova and a part of Kingman, Arizona.

Adam Dawson, DO

Preston Maxim, MD

Medical Director at HuHuKam Memorial Hospital

Preston joined Innova Emergency Medical Associates in 2016. He earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Washington School of Medicine. He did a transitional internship at Harvard/Cambridge Hospital then completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Boston Medical Center in 1999. He was chief resident in his final year. Prior to joining Innova, he was an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine and worked at San Francisco General Hospital for 15 years, where he focused on providing comprehensive medical care to underserved urban populations, as well as researching and refining the early resuscitation and management of traumatic and orthopedic injuries. He was also a very active clinician-educator and received multiple bedside and clinical teaching awards from the UCSF Emergency Medicine residency, as well as serving as the Medical Director of the San Francisco Paramedics Association. He then worked for 2 years for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, before joining Innova. He is currently the Emergency Department Medical Director at Gila Regional Medical Center in Silver City, New Mexico.

Preston Maxim, MD

Stephen Kotch, MD

Medical Director at Gila Regional Medical Center

Dr. Kotch earned his undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University and his Doctor of Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University. He completed residency at Christiana Care Health System and is board-certified in emergency medicine. He has been practicing for eighteen years and joined Innova in 2017. Prior to joining Innova he was a regional medical director for one of the largest emergency medicine groups in the country and was responsible for over 150,000 patient visits. Dr. Kotch has a special interest in health law and is currently enrolled at Seton Hall School of Law.

Stephen Kotch, MD

Rachel Weinzimmer, PA-C

CO Lead Allied Health Provider

Rachel joined Innova in 2016 and currently serves as the Colorado Lead AHP. She graduated in the top of her class and received the “Most Outstanding Physician Assistant Student” award from the University of St. Francis along with her masters and PA degree. Before joining Innova, she worked at an urban level II trauma center in Colorado and also has more than 10 years of experience in the EMS field. Outside of work, she is very active at both the state and national level with the Colorado Academy of PAs and the American Academy of PAs holding numerous elected and appointed positions. Combining her love for the outdoors and medicine, Rachel volunteers as an ALS provider on Monarch ski patrol and her local search and rescue group.

Rachel Weinzimmer, PA-C

Jennifer Case, DO

Medical Director at Mt San Rafael Hospital

Jen completed medical school at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania in 2011. After earning her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine, she completed her residency at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan. After residency Jen and her husband briefly moved to northern Atlanta prior to moving back home to Colorado. Jen has been with INNOVA since 2015 and is currently the Emergency Department Medical and Trauma Director at Mt. San Rafael Hospital in Trinidad, Colorado. She also serves as Physician Advisor for the Trinidad Fire District. Jen’s professional interests include EMS, Disaster Medicine, Emergency Preparedness and providing high quality, compassionate care to the rural communities served by INNOVA. Outside of work she enjoys home renovations, gardening and hiking with her husband and two goldendoodles.

Jennifer Case, DO

Dyllon Martini, MD

Medical Director at Little Colorado Medical Center

Dyllon graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2012. After earning her Doctorate of Medicine, she completed her emergency medicine residency at SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital in Syracuse, New York, graduating in 2015. Following residency she completed a two-year Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. After completing her fellowship she returned to Colorado and joined Innova. She is currently the Emergency Department Medical Director at Little Colorado Medical Center in Winslow, Arizona. She is also clinical faculty at Children’s Hospital of Colorado in Aurora, Colorado. She remains interested in improving emergency care in rural settings, especially in the care of children in resource poor settings such as the rural communities served by Innova. When not working she enjoys traveling, reading, gardening and cooking, as well as exploring all that Colorado has to offer with her dogs and husband.

Dyllon Martini, DO

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