Mountain Health Network, is a West Virginia-based not-for-profit health delivery system comprised of Cabell Huntington Hospital, a 303-bed teaching hospital for Marshall University Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nursing; St. Mary’s Medical Center, a 393-bed teaching hospital that operates St. Mary’s Schools of Nursing, Respiratory Care and Medical Imaging; Hoops Family Children’s Hospital, a 72-bed pediatric specialty hospital within Cabell Huntington Hospital; and a management agreement with Pleasant Valley Hospital, a 201-bed facility with 101 licensed acute beds and 100 long-term care beds.
Mountain Health is committed to improving the health and well-being of over one million children and adults in 23 counties in West Virginia, southern Ohio and eastern Kentucky through understanding, respecting and meeting their needs.
Mountain Health also provides the means for friends like you to play a role in helping meet the unique needs of people in the region. Those for whom even the most basic healthcare is out of reach.
Through the Mountain Health Foundations, you have the opportunity to provide vital support in a variety of special programs, such as The Medallion Society, our annual Children’s Classic Golf Tournament, the Women’s Philanthropy Society and the annual St. Mary’s Gala.
In addition, we provide portals for direct donations to the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation and the St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation.
Finally, Mountain Health’s Foundations team can also provide special help for you to make legacy gifts and memorial or tribute contributions. We can provide you with assistance to give appreciated securities, real property or other assets.
Contact us via email or call us at 304.399.6854 to learn more about such specialized giving options, or give a gift using the button below.
Bradley serves as the Vice President for Corporate, Foundation and Donor Philanthropy for Mountain Health Network. Before coming Mountain Health, Bradley started and ran the consulting agency Burck Communications, where his specialty was helping nonprofits craft strategic development and marketing plans to maximize their fundraising efforts. Bradley is the author of two books, Conquering Nonprofit Chaos and You Can Ask. He also has a fundraising podcast on iTunes. Bradley is the co-founder of Forever Changed International, an organization that provides orphan care in Latin America.
In addition, he has worked in management for several nonprofit organizations around the country. He has taught in the District of Columbia public schools and served as a legislative and communications assistant for two members of the United States House of Representatives. Bradley holds a B.S. in communication from Liberty University and a master’s in strategic communication from Seton Hall University. He also holds a certification in Search Engine Optimization and is a red belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Bradley and his wife, Dr. Cari Burck, make their home in Huntington, West Virginia. You can contact Bradley at 304.526.2658.
Kristi is a certified development professional with more than 16 years of experience. She joined the team as Director of Development in 2012. Her focus is on major gifts and planned giving. Most recently, Arrowood was a senior member of the Marshall University Foundation’s major gifts team, where she assisted in developing the University’s Bridge Campaign, annual reports and Thunder Club and coordinating the world premiere celebration of the film “We Are Marshall.” Kristi is passionate about her work and takes great joy in getting to know and care for the people with whom she works. She is married to Mark. Together they have two sons, Zac and Tanner. You can contact Kristi at 304.526.2009.
As the Grants and Major Gifts Manager, Beth is responsible for the Foundations’ efforts in engaging government entities and other foundations for grants and event sponsorships, as well as donor pledge programs. An employee of Cabell Huntington Hospital and Mountain Health Network since 2012, she joined the foundation team in August 2021 after serving in Mountain Health Network’s Strategic Marketing, Planning and Business Development department, where she oversaw financial responsibilities related to media and advertising for the health system. In addition to studying accounting at Marshall University, Beth earned a professional marketer certification through the American Marketing Association. She resides in Proctorville with her husband, Bryan. Their blended family includes their children, Trent, Drew, Eliott, Gavin and Tilly, and Frank, their golden doodle.
In April 2021, Hoops Family Children’s Hospital (HFCH), a MHN Center of Excellence, entered into a clinical affiliation with WVU Medicine Children’s, allowing HFCH to benefit from CMN fundraising under the umbrella of WVU Medicine Children’s. As the Hoops Family Children’s Hospital Partnership Coordinator, Sara is responsible for engaging local and national partners in their fundraising efforts in support of this collaboration. Prior to joining Mountain Health Network in July 2021, Sara served as the Director of Business Development for the Muscular Dystrophy Association of Central Ohio and West Virginia and also as the Assistant Director of Ticket Operations with the Marshall University Athletic Department. Sara holds a BBA from Hofstra University in marketing and finance and a MS from Marshall University in athletic administration. Sara and her wife, Karri, along with their five children, call Ona, West Virginia home, where they can be found on the soccer field, at home enjoying family movie nights or engaged in a friendly, yet competitive, game of Fortnite.
Jessica is the Manager of Fundraising for Mountain Health Network. In that role, she is responsible for organizing and directing the special events for the Foundations of Cabell Huntington Hospital and St. Mary’s Medical Center. Jessica began her employment at Cabell Huntington Hospital in 2006, where she most recently served as the Executive Assistant to the COO, CFO, VP of Support Services, and VP of Revenue Cycle. She attended West Virginia State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree. Jessica volunteered for many Foundation events over the years before ultimately joining the Foundation team in June of 2022. Jessica and her husband Jonathan “JP” reside in Hurricane with their children Aubrey and Cullen. You can contact Jessica at 304.781.4444
Julie is the Director of Volunteer Services for Mountain Health Network. She started in volunteer services at St. Mary’s (SMMC) in 2015.
Julie has served as a St. Mary’s Foundation Board Member since 2014. She was co-founder of PATH to the Cure, which raised over $315,000 in the five years she worked with the Foundation. In those five years, there were more than 10,000 participants; each year some 400 volunteers helped make the event possible.
Lauren Francis is the Volunteer Coordinator for Mountain Health Network hospitals assisting with onboarding and training of new and current volunteers as well as working with the hospitals Auxiliary’s. Lauren has been employed by Cabell Huntington Hospital sine March of 2017, where she started as the Administrative Secretary for the CHH Foundation prior to taking on her current role. Prior to that she was the Event Sales Manager for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV. Lauren has a BBA in Marketing from Marshall University. She is very active in volunteering herself in the community by serving as PTA President of Davis Creek Elementary, a member of the Barboursville Little League Baseball Board, as well as serving in her church’s children’s ministry. Lauren loves travelling to Disney World and spending time with family and friends, while also enjoying her kids and all their activities. Lauren resides in Barboursville, WV with her husband Fred and their 2 children, Gunnar and Lawson as well as their yorkie, Dexter. She can’t wait to talk to you more on how you too can be of service to our patients and staff through volunteering!
Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation Board
Originally from Huntington, Suzanne studied law at Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law. Shas always pursued service and giving back to her community. She is a a former Member of the Cabell County School Board and a long time member of the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation.
Mozelle E. Medcalf is a graduate of Anacostia High School in the District of Columbia; she attended Catholic University where she majored in Psychology and Communication. She has completed a two-year Business Management Seminar at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Formerly known as Bell Atlantic, Verizon Communications was her place of employment for 30 years, where she was Manager of the Receivables Management Collection Center. She retired in February 1999 and afterward was hired by Verizon as a Consultant for New Managers.
An active volunteer since 2001 at the Cabell Huntington Hospital and Auxiliary member, she has served on the Auxiliary Board as Secretary and President-Elect. Since 2016 she has served as Auxiliary President. The Auxiliary’s ongoing mission is to raise funds for the hospital’s clinical operational needs.
Paul English Smith is Vice President and General Counsel for Mountain Health Network. As a member of the system’s executive management team, he oversees the system’s legal, insurance and risk management programs and serves as project manager for a number of major transactions. Mr. Smith is a past president of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. He is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. Since 2010, he has served as co-presenter for the “Legal and Regulatory Update,” given each year at the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management Annual Conference. A graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, Mr. Smith is licensed to practice law in Virginia and West Virginia. He has over 37 years of experience as a practicing attorney as well as over 34 years in healthcare risk management.
Bill is a native West Virginian who has lived in Huntington since 1980. He obtained a B.S. in Pharmacy from WVU and an MBA from Marshall. Bill practiced pharmacy and subsequently worked in hospital administration for a number of years. Since 1997, he has been the Administrator of Radiology Inc. Bill is married to Susan Lilly Wright, a retired pediatrician. Bill and Susan are the proud parents of Amanda Wright Tanner, a physical therapist in Huntington, and Amy Wright Bailey, a CPA with a pharmaceutical firm in Nashville. Bill and Susan are also the proud grandparents of Cora and Elijah.
Lesley Hoops was appointed in 2020 as the Clerk of Court for the United States Bankruptcy
Court for the Southern District of West Virginia serving the Honorable B. McKay Mignault. As
Clerk of Court, Lesley oversees the financial, operational, human resources, information
technology, and case management of the Court. Lesley analyzes bankruptcy law and procedure
to ensure strict compliance thereto.
Lesley first joined the United States Bankruptcy Court in 2014 serving the Honorable Ronald G.
Pearson as a Law Clerk as a special appointment to assist with the Freedom Industries Chapter
11 case. She then transitioned to the Clerk’s office Administrative Manager where she was
tasked with compliance, budget, and finance oversight, the court’s various procurement
responsibilities, and management of staff.
Lesley’s early career was spent at Samuel I. White, PC (2010-2014) where she specialized in
banking, bankruptcy, creditors’ rights, real estate, commercial litigation, and commercial
transactions. Lesley’s primary focus has been representing banks and other creditors in various
matters to ensure their respective rights are protected. Lesley served as West Virginia counsel to
several major financial institutions representing their rights in consumer litigation actions
relating to the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, and the Fair Credit Reporting Act, in various state and federal courts. Lesley has
also assisted financial institutions in complying with the new regulatory laws as enacted by the
U.S. Congress, including representing their interests in various proceedings and disputes against
Lesley is a lifelong resident of West Virginia attending undergraduate at Marshall University
studying Accounting. Lesley briefly left West Virginia to attend law school at Western Michigan
Thomas Cooley Law School graduating in 2009.
Mark is currently the Principal of Fuhrman Consulting, an agency specializing in sales, marketing and media. Prior to this, Mark served as Area President for iHeartMedia overseeing 22 radio stations in Huntington, Parkersburg and Wheeling since 2017. Before joining iHeart, he was the General Manager for IMG College for Marshall University. Prior to moving to Huntington in 2016, Mark spent 15+ years in Atlanta in various roles with the Atlanta Falcons, Comcast Sports South, a regional TV sports network as VP/GM and the Atlanta Blaze (Major League Lacrosse). He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and a native of Erie, PA. Mark is married to Diana and the father of twin sons Tucker and Tyler.
Terry is a life-long resident of Cabell County, West Virginia. She graduated from St. Joseph Central Catholic High School and earned a BA in Political Science from Marshall University.
Terry had a life-long career with the U. S. District Court from August 2, 1976 through September 1, 2017. She served as Deputy Clerk in the Huntington Division, was named Deputy-in-Charge in 1981 and Acting Clerk from April 1989 to September 1989. Terry was promoted to the Chief Deputy Clerk position in November 1990 and served in that capacity through August 2003, when she was appointed as Clerk of the District and Bankruptcy Courts on August 22, 2003. When the two Courts deconsolidated in November 14, 2005, Terry continued to serve as the District Court Clerk until she retired on September 1, 2017.
Terry has spent decades serving the community in various capacities on numerous boards, committees, or foundations including the Facing Hunger Food Bank, the Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, the Cabell Huntington Hospital Foundation, the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Hospice of Huntington, the Huntington Museum of Art, the Marshall Artists Series, the Marshall University College of Fine Arts Advisory Council, the Marshall Alumni Association, Little Victories Animal Rescue and the Huntington Symphony Orchestra.
She and her husband, Greg Hardin, reside in Huntington, WV.
Mr. Heighton has been associated with Hayflich & Steinberg since 1999. He is a 1996 graduate of Marshall University and is licensed to practice in Ohio and West Virginia. He has obtained the status of Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV) through the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is also a Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), an accreditation of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts.
Charles Heiner worked in every aspect of Heiner’s Bakery learning the business before becoming Vice President and Treasurer. The bakery sold in 1996 and he became Plant Manager in 2000. He was instrumental in providing continuity to the company during the various ownership changes. Today, Charles provides auto, home, commercial and life insurance as an agent with Erie Insurance throughout the tri-state area. When he is not focused on insurance, you can find him spending time with his wife, Michelle Shaver Heiner, his three boys, Chuck, Chris and Chad. The family are members of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church. He enjoys golfing with his many friends at Guyan Golf & Country Club. On Wednesday afternoons you can find him attending meetings with the Barboursville Rotary Club where he is Sergeant of Arms. Furthermore, he regularly attends City Club of Huntington with his father, friends and other community leaders. He is a proud Thundering Herd alumnus (1986), so he and his family enjoy cheering them on.
Commodore Martin is a native of Huntington West Virginia, and entered the US Navy in 1980. After completing nuclear power training, he was assigned as an instructor at Nuclear Power Prototype D1G in Saratoga Springs, New York. There he earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Human Resources and Business Management. In 1984, he reported to the pre-commissioning crew of USS ALABAMA (SSBN 731). Following her commissioning and maiden voyages, he reported to Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI and received his Commission in 1985. His extensive military career led him on many influential missions and positions, retiring as Commodore Martin from the Navy in June of 2010 after more than 30 years of active service.
His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with four gold stars, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with one gold star, and various other Campaign, Personal and Unit awards. He wears the Command At Sea Pin and Surface Warfare Insignia.
Corinna is a very active member of the community and has a passion for helping and giving back. She is currently a stay-at-home mother to four beautiful children and married to Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, Orthopedic Surgeon with Cabell Huntington Hospital. Her professional background in the medical field includes being a Physician’s Assistant at the Mayo Clinic, focusing on heart and lung transplants during the mid-1990’s.
Chris is a CPA at the Huntington Accounting group The Fyffe Jones Group. He and his wife Mary Jane, have two children Ethan and Abby. Daughter Abby started the fundraiser called Ethan’s Toy Box. When Chris’s son Ethan suffered a stroke at the age of 3, forcing him to spend time in both CHH and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Abby (6 at the time) was inspired to help other children in similar situations as her brother. She wanted to have a “Fun-raiser” to help purchase toys for Hoops Family Children’s Hospital. Today the whole family is active is raising money to help kids in need. Chris is an active Board Member with the Cabell Huntington Foundation, helping develop events like Ethan’s Toy Box and more.
A native West Virginian, Pastor Moore is the third child of Clarence and the late Dora (Wilson) Moore. Pastor Moore is married to Renna Leftwich and they are the proud parents of three children (Leland, Jakki, and Harrison), three grandchildren, and one foster son. In 2001, he was one of only two teachers in the state of West Virginia selected to receive the prestigious National Classroom Teacher Award from the Milken Family Foundation. After 33 years in education, Pastor Moore retired as an Administrator with the Cabell County Public School System.
He is also actively involved in the community, serving on numerous boards, commissions, and committees. He is an ordained minister with the Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. He currently pastors at Full Gospel Assembly in Huntington, where he has served since 1983. At the 2010 Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, Inc. international convention in Minneapolis, MN, Suffragan Bishop Moore was elected to the organization’s 64-member Executive Board of Bishops. He was subsequently assigned as Diocesan of Episcopal District 23 — the West Virginia and East Tennessee Council of the P. A. of W., Inc. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Bluefield (WV) State College and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration from Marshall University.
Kheng McGuire is a successful and influential community advocate. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics with a Business Concentration from Hollins University in Roanoke, VA. Kheng serves on the Board of Directors for the Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall University and was past President of the Local School Improvement Council at Huntington High School. While she was Executive Director of United Way of the River Cities, she was appointed to the Governor’s 21st Century Jobs Cabinet and the WV Commission for National and Community Service. In 2017, Kheng started the Girls Who Code Club (GWC) at Huntington High School with two volunteers and has since recruited additional volunteers to teach the members coding in various programs. Other organizations she has been associated with/involved in include: Junior League of Huntington, Huntington Museum of Art, Marshall Artist Series, YWCA International, Heritage Farm Museum, Lily’s Place, US Youth Soccer Region 1 Championships.
Tammy is a member and one of the founding attorneys of the firm Farrell, White & Legg located in Huntington. Her firm was just named for the Charleston Metro Area, Tier 1 firms, by US and World Report as Best Lawyers and Firm for 2018. A premier trial lawyer, she was the first female trial lawyer from West Virginia to be elected to the International Association of Defense Counsel and is currently serving as Chair of the Medical Defense Committee of that prestigious organization. She has been recognized by Chambers USA as an outstanding litigator. She holds a nursing degree from The Ohio State University, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She had 10 years of experience as a critical care and oncology nurse and hospital administrator before her distinguished legal career. In 2011, Tammy completed a master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health. This achievement will substantially enhance her role as an accomplished advocate for clients in the public health industry.
St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation Board
Steve is one of the top attorney’s in the state of West Virginia when it comes commercial transactions. He has over 25 years of success representing clients in commercial transactions as well as bank financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and commercial real estate deals.
Steve’s client base includes small and large family businesses, large manufacturers, real estate developers and lending institutions, who regularly turn to him as a trusted advisor. He works on all facets of their commercial, business, financing and real estate needs.
Steve is a graduate of Wittenburg University with a degree in Chemistry. He attended University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics. Following law school, he made Jenkins Fenstermaker his professional home.
As a longtime resident of Huntington, Steve also gives back to his community. He serves on several area boards and committees such as St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation and the Marshall University Institutional Review Board. Steve also serves on boards for the Society of Yeager Scholars at Marshall, the Huntington Area Development Council, and Stella Fuller Settlement, Inc.
A lifelong member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Steve has served on various committees since 1993, currently as Lay Vice-President of the congregation and Chair of the Stewardship and Finance Committee.
When not at the office, you might find Steve taking in a game of his favorite baseball team. He is an avid Cincinnati Reds fan and loves to attend home games. He also follows spring training in the Cactus League. Outside of baseball, Steve enjoys seeing movies with family and friends or enjoying his season tickets to Marshall University football and basketball games.
Mark is a lifelong resident of the Huntington area and a graduate of Marshall University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He achieved his CPA certification while working with Trainer, Wright & Paterno, where he served in the audit department. During his time at the firm, Mark oversaw a tremendous growth in audit revenues, through his emphasis on Not-for-Profits, Health Care and Benefit Plans. He expanded the services of the firm to include Interim Management of Corporations and served in the respective roles of Interim CEO/Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer and HR Director to various entities around the country. He also developed several seminars on not-for-profit accounting and government requirements along with a unique approach to the IRS and the rules affecting not-for-profits and its 990 Preparation.
He left public accounting in 2007 to become the Chief Administrative Officer with Ultimate Health Services, Inc. (HIMG), where he served as Interim CEO from April to November 2008. Subsequently, he was appointed as Chief Administrative and Financial Officer where he oversaw Billing, Finance, & Purchasing, Information Systems and Building and Grounds. During his tenure, the organization developed significant growth in physicians and business lines.
In September of 2020, HIMG was acquired by St. Mary’s Medical Center, and Mark was appointed COO of St. Mary’s HIMG, LLC. He oversees the day-to-day operations of the medical group. In May 2021, he was appointed Vice-President of Physicians Services for Mountain Health Network.
Mark is a former President of the State of West Virginia Medical Group Management Association and is a member of Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), West Virginia Society of CPAs and the Huntington Chapter of the West Virginia Society of CPAs.
Mark also serves on numerous community boards including the Mountwest Community & Technical College, Huntington Area Chamber of Commerce, HADCO, Wayne County Economic Development Authority, Keith Albee Performing Arts Center, St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation, Advisory Board for the Lewis College of Business and Board of Directors for the Yeager Scholarship Program.
He currently resides in Barboursville, WV, with his wife Michelle and their son. Mark and Michelle also have two daughters and two grandchildren.
For more than 25 years, Jim Turner has been a trial lawyer that corporations call when they have complex cases in difficult jurisdictions. Jim has tried over 60 cases in the state and federal courts of West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and Maryland. He has obtained dozens of defense verdicts and numerous other “wins” in cases involving allegations of serious injury or death.
Andrew is a sixth-generation West Virginian and a native of Charleston, West Virginia. After graduating from Sissonville High School, Andrew attended Marshall University. Upon graduating from Marshall, Andrew moved to Parkersburg, West Virginia where he started his career with United Bank as a commercial credit analyst. After five years in Parkersburg, Andrew moved back to Huntington to become a commercial lender with United Bank. In 2013, Andrew was named Market President of United’s Huntington Market, making him the youngest Market President in United’s history.
Outside of work, Andrew serves on a number of boards: Coalfield Development, Huntington Housing Development Corporation, Huntington Area Development Council, Boys and Girls Club of Huntington, Putnam County Parks and Recreation and Hurricane Trail Racing. Andrew was a 2017 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at LSU and a 2019 graduate of Leadership West Virginia. Andrew currently resides in Hurricane, WV with his wife and daughter.
Courtney is the Business Development Manager for Allergan Facial Aesthetics of West Virginia. She has been with Allergan for the last 6 years, and prior to this role spent several years in the financial industry. A West Virginia native, Courtney graduated from Marshall University with her Masters in Health Care Administration and a Bachelors is Business with Minors in Economics and Entrepreneurship. Courtney is very familiar with the Huntington health care systems, as she interned at both local hospitals in graduate school. In addition, her family has ties to both St. Mary’s and Cabell Huntington Hospital spanning the last 50 years. She and her husband, Brandon, reside in Barboursville.
Terri has been a resident of Huntington for over 27 years. She and her husband Torin have five children, one son-in-law and one beautiful grandson. She is a graduate of West Virginia University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. She spends her time volunteering and serving as a substitute teacher for Our Lady of Fatima and St. Joseph Catholic schools.
Sister Mary Grace Barile, SAC, is the Senior Vice President of Mission Integration at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) and the Provincial of Pallottine Missionary Sisters, Queen of Apostles Province, USA. Originally from Long Island City, New York, Sister Mary Grace has been a part of the SMMC family since 1969. She has a bachelor’s degree from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Mich. In addition to her work at SMMC and with the Province, Sister Mary Grace also serves as President of the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington and Pallottine Foundation of Buckhannon, WV., and serves on the SMMC Board of Trustees and the Mountain Health Network Board of Trustees. She is also a member of St. Stephen Parish in Ona, WV, and enjoys cooking and music.
Sister Diane Bushee, SAC, recently retired as the Vice President of Mission Integration at St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) after more than 60 years of service to the hospital. Sister Diane served in a number of leadership roles, including Associate Director of Nursing. She played a key role in the expansion projects and other changes that grew St. Mary’s Hospital into St. Mary’s Medical Center and helped foster the growth of the St. Mary’s Department of Spiritual Care and Mission. A native of Princeton, WV, Sister Diane received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and her nursing degree from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. She currently resides in Huntington.
Toney Stroud works as an attorney in the corporate legal department at Encova Insurance. In this role, Stroud oversees the company’s outside litigation, mediates cases across the country and provides legal support to the claims and underwriting departments. He frequently speaks at seminars across the country related to workers’ compensation and insurance related matters. Prior to joining Encova in 2013, Stroud was a partner in the labor and employment department of Steptoe & Johnson where he focused his career on the defense of workers’ compensation claims, occupational disease claims, black lung claims and employment litigation. Stroud is very active in the community, serving on the Boards of St. Mary’s Medical Center Foundation, Leadership West Virginia, United Way of the River Cities and Education Alliance. He is currently Chairman of the Board of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Stroud was appointed to the Marshall University Board of Governors by Governor Justice in 2019 and currently serves as Vice Chairman. He received his BBA from Marshall University in 1998 and a JD from the West Virginia College of Law in 1998.
Angie Swearingen, Chief Operating Officer (COO), St. Mary’s Medical Center.
Angie became the COO at SMMC in January 2022, after serving as the Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer for the past 11 years. She has over 25 years of health system and hospital experience through positions with Tenet Healthcare in Hilton Head, South Carolina; Greenbrier Valley Medical Center in Lewisburg, West Virginia; St. Francis Hospital in Charleston; and Raleigh General in Beckley.
She received her master’s degree in healthcare administration and her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Marshall University. She is a member of the West Virginia Healthcare Financial Management Association and West Virginia Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives and serves on the board of the West Virginia Hospital Association. Swearingen is active in the community as she serves on the Marshall University College of Business Advisory Board and Executive Committee, the Provider Response Organization for Addiction Care and Treatment (PROACT) Board and Executive Committee, the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce Board and Executive Committee, the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center Board and the West Virginia Neighborhood Investment Program Advisory Board.
Bob Welty serves as Market President for Fifth Third Bank. In his role, Bob coordinates business development and decision-making activities for the bank’s Retail, Commercial and Wealth and Asset Management divisions in West Virginia.
Bob has more than 30 years of financial services experience. Prior to this role, he was Senior Vice President of the bank’s Wealth and Asset Management division. He joined the bank in 2004 as head of Fifth Third Private Bank. Prior to Fifth Third, Bob held various senior management positions in the financial services industry.
He was named to the inaugural class of West Virginia Executive Magazine’s “Sharpshooters,”symbolic of the top business leaders who make West Virginia a better place to live, work and grow, in 2016. Additionally, in 2018 he was named “Who’s Who in WV Business” by the WV State Journal Magazine. Bob recently received the Fifth Third Bank Summit Award the company’s highest award for teamwork and collaboration.
Bob is a graduate of the University of Charleston and has completed numerous financial services designations.