ATA begins search for new CEO after Jonathan Linkous steps down

The American Telemedicine Association will see a new CEO soon with Jon Linkous stepping down. After 24 years as the CEO, Linkous will be replaced by Sabrina Smith, MD, acting as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is found.

“Jon was integral in the formation of the ATA and the telehealth industry,” said Peter Yellowlees, MD, MBBS, ATA’s current Board President. “We thank Jon for his many years of service and his significant contributions to ATA and the industry he helped create. The Board is pleased that Sabrina has agreed to serve in the role of interim-CEO to help us through this transitional period.”

Smith has over 20 years of experience in management roles for healthcare, academic and non-profit industries, and has served at the COO of ATA since January.

“With more than 10,000 members and 450 health system and industry partners, the largest international conference and trade show, and the most expansive educational telemedicine program in the world, the ATA is the international leader in telemedicine,” said Yellowlees. “Jon was instrumental in building this organization and we are indebted to him for building a strong foundation for future growth.”