Commission and Ex Officio Members
There are seven voting commission members appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, three of whom shall be practicing allopathic physicians and three of whom shall be practicing osteopathic physicians, and one non-physician member. Said physician members shall be from throughout the state. Terms of office shall be five years in duration.
Joe L. Leverett, M.D., Chair
Phone: (580) 379-6651
Term: June 5, 2023
Joe Leverett, MD, FACP is a staff physician at JCMH Medical Clinic in Altus and board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. For 34 years, he has had a traditional clinic, nursing home and hospital practice previously serving as Chief of Staff of Jackson County Memorial Hospital, Altus, Oklahoma. Joe is a fourth generation Altusian and attended Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma College of Medicine before completing an internal medicine residency at OU Medical Center.
When he’s not practicing medicine, Joe serves as Chairman of the Altus Military Affairs Committee and as a Commissioner on the Oklahoma Strategic Military Planning Commission. He was an organizer for the AETC Community Support Award. Joe is an active member of First United Methodist Church and leads yearly medical mission trips to Mexico. He is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class XXIV. In 2013, Gov. Mary Fallin appointed Joe to the Oklahoma Physicians Manpower Training Commission.
Joe is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is a former Honorary Commander 97th AMW, Altus Air Force Base and honored as A Friend of Altus. Joe serves on the AETC Commander’s Civic Leader Group as well as Chief of Staff Air Force Civic Leader Group. The Leverett KC-46 Flight Training Center was named for his work at Altus Air Force Base.
Joe is married to Kimberly and they have two grown children.
Timothy Newton, D.O., Vice Chair
Phone: (580) 596-2800
Term: June 5, 2025
Dr. Newton is a family practice physician who grew up and practices in Cherokee, Oklahoma. He attended medical school at OSU-COM in Tulsa. He completed his rural family practice residency in Durant, Oklahoma, in 2014. He lives in Alva, Oklahoma, with his wife Michelle Newton and five children.
Jonathan K. Bushman, D.O.
Term: June 5, 2026
Jonathan K. Bushman, DO is proud to join the movement of physicians nationwide calling for a shift in primary care delivery. A native northwest Oklahoman, Dr. Bushman returned to the area for Family Medicine residency training through Integris Bass Baptist Health Center after graduating from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2010. Following his last year as chief resident in 2013, he joined Integris Medical Group as an outpatient family medicine physician at Family Care Services of Enid with his friend and mentor, Dr. Dwayne Janzen. Dr. Bushman is gracious toward Integris for the opportunity to serve many patients in the last five years while participating in various leadership roles and training. He has had the opportunity to serve alongside many amazing people that will not soon be forgotten!
As an undergraduate at the University of Central Oklahoma, Dr. Bushman pursued a degree in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Administration while obtaining his pre-medical education as well. He finished his degree with a capstone, 50-page paper entitled "The Rising Costs of Healthcare: Shifting the Responsibility". In that paper, Dr. Bushman elaborated on the numerous third-party interests in medicine that have compiled to create the complex, burdensome healthcare system that we have all come to know. Through medical school, residency training, and beyond, Dr. Bushman has persistently sought to simplify care and direct his efforts more and more toward patients. Upon visiting and observing firsthand how the direct primary care model works, he has embraced the model of care and the players within the national movement. With Direct Primary Care, Dr. Bushman sees an opportunity to be part of a greater mission within the political and business arenas of medicine to achieve meaningful change in the way healthcare is delivered.
Dr. Bushman is blessed to have the support of his beautiful wife Andrea, and he is a proud father of Avery (12) and Aidan (10)! Having called Enid "home" for the past 8 years, Dr. Bushman looks forward to serving the Enid community and surrounding area for many years to come!!
Location: Oklahoma City
Term: June 5, 2023
Jeffry Lester, M.D.
Term: June 5, 2025
Dr. Lester began his medical career as a US Army Medic in Vietnam. After graduating from OU School of Medicine he has practiced rural medicine for over 20 years and served 12 years as a medical missionary along with his wife. He returned to active duty with the US Army during Desert Shield.
He and his wife Marilyn have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. He continues full time family practice and ranching near Henryetta.
Shane Stidham, M.D.
Term: June 5, 2025
Dr. Stidham currently practices anesthesiology in Norman, OK with Norman Anesthesia Providers. Dr. Stidham completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Southern Methodist University. He completed his Doctorate in Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Layne E. Subera, D.O.
Phone: (918) 630-2848
Term: June 5, 2026
Dr. Subera graduated from the Oklahoma State University Health Science Center College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995, where he participated in the Physician Manpower Training Commission’s scholarship program. Since graduating from residency in 1998, he has maintained a thriving private practice in rural Skiatook, Oklahoma. He attributes much of his early success to Commission’s support when he was first launching his career.
Dr. Subera is board-certified in Family Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is a past president of the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association, a graduate of the AOA Health Policy Fellowship Program, and earned his master’s degree in Bioethics and Health Policy at Loyola University Chicago. In addition to the Commission, he is currently serving as a medical adviser for the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners and as the medical director for the Center for Therapeutic Interventions, a Tulsa-based opioid treatment program, his local nursing home and a local hospice.
Ex Officio Members
Twelve nonvoting ex officio members of the PMTC who shall serve in an advisory capacity only and include the following or their designees:
- Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
- Chairman of the Department of Family Practice of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa
- Chairman of the Department of General Practice of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Commissioner of Health
- Dean of the Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
- Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine-Tulsa
- President of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians
- President of the Oklahoma Hospital Association
- President of the Oklahoma State Medical Association
- President of the Oklahoma State Osteopathic Association
- Provost of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center