Methodist Healthcare Ministries announces new vice president of organizational excellence

San Antonio (December 14, 2020) Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is pleased to announce Oanh Maroney-Omitade has been selected to serve as the organization’s new vice president of organizational excellence. Maroney-Omitade has been with the organization since 2000, most recently serving as the vice president of clinical operations.

As the vice president of organizational excellence, Maroney-Omitade will report to the President & CEO and will support the development and deployment of an overall strategic roadmap for the organization. She will collaborate with leaders across the organization to prioritize and implement opportunities to improve, enhance and integrate organizational systems and also help to develop and implement its strategy for equity, diversity and inclusion work as a foundational element for organizational transformation.

“Oanh is a leader with a proven track record of excellence and profound institutional knowledge, which is critically needed to drive the type of changes that are necessary for reimagining how we operate within and across functions, to support the effective implementation of Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ strategic work,” said Jaime Wesolowski, president and CEO of Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. “Her stellar leadership style and tireless efforts in furthering our mission are greatly appreciated and I have every confidence she will pursue her new role with the same passion, dedication and drive that she’s contributed to our organization over the last 20 years.”

Maroney-Omitade first joined Methodist Healthcare Ministries in 2000 as the Parenting Programs Manager before becoming Director of Community Programs in 2006. In 2013, she was elevated to serving as the Vice President for Community Health Programs & Organizational Learning before her most recent role as Vice President of Clinical Operations, which she has held since 2015. Her mission-driving leadership is evidenced through her guidance of several critical organizational changes throughout her tenure. Initiatives such as acquiring and implementing the organization’s first electronic health record program, drafting HIPAA policies and developing the internal trainings needed to ensure compliance, as well as spearheading changes to new hire orientation processes that continue to support and improve the organization today.

Oanh earned a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Oanh was named “One of San Antonio’s Rising Stars” by the San Antonio Business Journal as part of their 40 Under 40 honorees in 2003 and has also appeared in the 2014 inaugural edition of "Who’s Who San Antonio Women." This summer, she was recognized as a 2020 “Health Care Hero” by the San Antonio Business Journal. She is an alumnae of Leadership Women Texas and a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

As Maroney-Omitade transitions into this new role, Leticia Ortiz-Johnson, who currently serves as Director of Medical Operations & Clinical Services, will serve as Interim Vice President of Clinical Operations.


About Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc.

Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas, Inc. is a private, faith-based not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating access to health care for the uninsured through direct services, community partnerships and strategic grant-making in 74 counties across South Texas. Guided by its mission of "Serving Humanity to Honor God," Methodist Healthcare Ministries’ vision is to be the leader for improving wellness of the least served. The mission also includes Methodist Healthcare Ministries' one-half ownership of the Methodist Healthcare System, the largest healthcare system in South Texas, which creates a unique avenue to ensure that it continues to be a benefit to the community by providing quality care to all and charitable care when needed. For more information, visit