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Community Partnership Board

As part of the National PRC network, we bring academic researchers, community members, and public health agencies together to collaborate on developing effective strategies to promote health and prevent disease. One way we bring people together is through our Community Partnership Board (CPB).The CPB membership consists of a balance of community, local/regional, and state-level members. These members represent diverse cultural and geographic communities in West Virginia. The CPB makes every effort to maintain a broad representation.Below is a list of our current Community Partnership Board leadership and members and their affiliations. To nominate an individual to our Community Partnership board, please click here and fill out our form. 


Drema Mace Co-Chair | Exec. Director, Center for Rural and Comm. Health
Christine DeRienzo Co-Chair | Humana
Jill Nolan Vice Chair | Faculty Concord University
Patti Crawford CDC PRC Community Committee Representative
Chuck Conner CDC PRC Community Committee Representative


Michael Brumage Medical Director | Cabin Creek Health Systems
Kathy Brunty Coordinator, Partnerships for Success | Community Connections
Darryl Cannady Director, Southern Central Educational Development
Chantal Centofanti-Fields Executive Director, West Virginians for Affordable Care
Idress Gooden Community Member
Terri Gogus Therapist, Project Hope for Women and Children | Marshall Health
James Kerrigan Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention
Amanda McCarty Assistant Professor, WVUIT
Tom McGraw Assistant Professor, WVUIT
Christine Merritt Community Member
Jill Nolan Human Performance Faculty Concord University
Melody Osborne Adolescent Health Initiative Coordinator, RESA VI
Tony Richards Save The Children
Anita Stewart Fayette County Health Department
Richard A. Wittberg Washington County Health Commissioner, Marshall University
Jessica Wright WVBPH, Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease 
Cathryn Miller Save The Children