Raney, Evans take new jobs with Ozark County Ambulance
The Ozark County Ambulance Board recently hired Stacy Raney as district administrator and Jennifer Evans as the district’s administrative assistant.
Evans, a Gainesville native, most recently worked at Thomas & Douglas accounting firm and at Maranatha Health and Wellness Centre in Gainesville. She is the daughter of Vicky and Ronnie “Skid” Evans of Gainesville, the mother of two sons, Tyelor and Ryelon Estes, and the grandmother of Tyelor’s son, Jaxxson, 1.
Raney, a paramedic who has worked on the ambulance crew for more than 13 years, has served as interim operations manager since the June 10 resignation of former administrator Eddie Delp, who left to take a job with OATS Transit in Springfield. Raney accepted the new position on Sept. 11.
The job change will mean Raney spends most of his time handling administrative duties and will only occasionally work as part of the ambulance crew, he said.
Raney grew up in Mountain Grove and completed his paramedic training in West Plains. He worked for the Ozarks Medical Center ambulance service based in Willow Springs for several years then transferred to Ozark County in 1999, when the ambulance service here was operated by OMC. He returned to Willow Springs in 2000 and then left the ambulance service to work in urgent care for a while, he said. He taught emergency medical services training classes in Alaska for a few months while also working as a paramedic there. He has worked for Ozark County Ambulance, now a tax-supported agency no longer affiliated with OMC, since returning here in 2005.
Raney said the ambulance service has several “positive changes coming down the pike,” including the anticipated move into its new building within the next couple of months. The district’s former headquarters was condemned due to a mold problem several months ago, and since then its employees have been operating out of a mobile home installed on the site. The original building was demolished, and construction on the new building began earlier this year. Raney said the community will be invited to an open house to see the new building when it is completed.