Jim Everest joined the board of the University Hospitals Authority and Trust in 2005, appointed by state House of Representatives. He was elected Vice Chairman in January 2007.
Everest is a partner of Everest Brothers and White Tail Farm, as well as President of the Jean I. Everest Foundation.
A champion of our community, Everest devotes his time and energy to many local and statewide causes. He currently volunteers with the Metropolitan YMCA, the Metro Youth Development Foundation – 1stTee, the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Tree Bank Foundation, Catholic Charities, among others. He also serves on the Advisory Board of the United Way of Metro Oklahoma City.
Everest has won numerous awards, including: the Paragon Award from Leadership Oklahoma, the Mae Ruth Swanson Award from the YMCA, the McDaniel Award of Excellence from the Alzheimer’s Association and the Arthritis Foundation Volunteer of the Year. Everest and wife Christy were also honored with the 1998 Dean’s Award for Distinguished Community Service by the OU Medical Alumni Association.
The Everests have three children and two grandchildren.