Senior Executive Leadership

Albert L. Wright, Jr.

President and CEO
West Virginia University Health System

Albert is the president and CEO of the West Virginia University (WVU) Health System, West Virginia’s largest, private employer.

Before joining the Health System in 2014, Albert served in several senior-level leadership positions at some of the Nation’s most prestigious healthcare systems and academic medical centers, including Ohio Health and UPMC.

As president and CEO, Albert has transformed the WVU Health System, moving it from a holding company to a fully integrated network of hospitals and clinics across a four-state region that includes West Virginia, Western Maryland, Eastern Ohio, and Southwest Pennsylvania. He also significantly expanded the Health System’s specialty and sub-specialty care in areas such as cancer, heart and vascular, neuroscience, and pediatrics. Under his leadership, the Health System also became West Virginia’s first and only multi-organ transplant center, and in late 2022, the Health System opened a 150-bed Children’s Hospital.

Today, the WVU Health System is West Virginia’s largest network of hospitals, clinics, and specialty institutes with more than 3,000 licensed beds, 4,000 providers, and 30,000 employees. An 881-bed, Magnet-recognized academic medical center in Morgantown, West Virginia anchors the network of 24 hospitals and clinics. In 2023, the Health System launched Peak Health, its health insurance company, with Albert serving as its board chair.

Albert obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree at the University of Toledo, a Master of Health Administration at The Ohio State University, and his Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Florida. He is involved in several charitable and civic organizations and serves on several boards. He and his wife, Joy, have four children.

Clay Marsh, MD

Chancellor and Executive Dean
West Virginia University Health Sciences 

Clay Marsh, MD, leads the academic health sciences center of West Virginia University, including five schools – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and public health – and numerous allied health programs and clinical operations around the state.

A national leader in academic and personalized medicine and in pulmonary and critical care medicine, Dr. Marsh has concentrated his efforts in determining how to help individuals stay healthy and how to create ecosystems to make this easier.

As West Virginia University’s chief health officer, Dr. Marsh is focused on finding statewide solutions for health and well-being, while addressing the most vexing health challenges in West Virginia and throughout the world.

He serves as the state’s lead representative and spokesperson, both nationally and internationally, in the areas of health, health education, and academic medicine. In response to West Virginia’s health challenges, Gov. Jim Justice appointed Dr. Marsh as COVID-19 czar in March 2020 and as an advisor to the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources in December 2022.

Dr. Marsh is a two-time graduate of West Virginia University, earning an undergraduate degree in biology in 1981 and a medical degree in 1985. Following medical school, Dr. Marsh completed residency training in internal medicine; a research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care; a chief resident appointment in internal medicine; a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine; and an extension research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care – all at Ohio State University.

He served as a faculty member and administrator at Ohio State University from 1993 until his appointment at West Virginia University in 2015. During that time, he held a wide range of teaching, clinical, research, and administrative roles at the Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine, served as director of the Critical Care Institute, and led its nationally recognized program in personalized medicine.

Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA

Chief Medical Officer
West Virginia University Health System
West Virginia University Hospitals

Michael B. Edmond, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, who was named Chief Medical Officer in 2020, is WVU Medicine’s primary physician executive and is responsible for the organization’s clinical services. He also serves as vice dean for clinical affairs in the WVU School of Medicine and chief executive of University Health Associates, the physician practice plan.

Dr. Edmond earned his medical degree from the WVU School of Medicine in 1986. He subsequently earned advanced degrees in public health, public administration, and business administration from the University of Pittsburgh, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and the University of Iowa. His postdoctoral training includes fellowships in hospital and clinical epidemiology, as well as infectious diseases, at the University of Iowa and the University of Pittsburgh. Both his internship and residency in internal medicine were at WVU.

Dr. Edmond has held numerous academic and clinical leadership posts. Prior to joining WVU Medicine, he served as the chief quality officer, associate chief medical officer, and clinical professor of internal medicine–infectious diseases at the University of Iowa Health Care. Earlier in his career, he served as chair of infectious diseases at VCU.

Hospital Presidents

Steve Altmiller

President and CEO, Camden Clark Medical Center

Mark G. Boucot

President and CEO, Potomac Valley Hospital
President and CEO, Garrett Regional Medical Center

Karen Bowling

President and CEO, Princeton Community Hospital
Executive Vice President of Government Affairs

Amy Bush

Chief Administrative Officer, WVU Medicine Children’s Hospital

Skip Gjolberg

President and CEO, St. Joseph’s Hospital

Michael A. Grace

President, West Virginia University Hospitals
Chief Administrative Officer

Douglass Harrison

President and CEO, Wheeling Hospital
CEO, Reynolds Memorial Hospital

David Hess, MD

President and CEO, United Hospital Center

Tony Martinelli

President, Reynolds Memorial Hospital

Stephanie McCoy

President and CEO, Jackson General Hospital

David Phillips

President and CEO, Barnesville Hospital
President and CEO, Harrison Community Hospital

Louis Roe

President and CEO, Braxton County Memorial Hospital
President and CEO, Summersville Regional Medical Center

Greg Rosencrance

President and CEO, Thomas Hospitals

Sean Smith

President, Wetzel County Hospital

John B. Sylvia

President and CEO, Grant Memorial Hospital

Dean Thomas

President and CEO, Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers

Carrie Willetts

President and CEO, Uniontown Hospital
Executive Vice President of Healthcare Integration and Business Development

Institute and Regional Campus Leadership

Vinay Badhwar, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS

Executive Chair and Director, WVU Cancer Institute

Christopher Mascio, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Children’s Institute

Thomas Mauger, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Eye Institute

Ali Rezai, MD

Executive Chair and Vice President, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Richard “Tom” Thomas, MD, DDS

Associate Vice President and Dean, WVU School of Medicine-Eastern Division
Chief Medical Officer, WVU Medicine Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers

Alison Wilson, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute

Executive Leadership

Jessica Alsop

Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Stacey Armstrong

President, WVU Innovation Corporation

Nicholas “Nick” J. Barcellona

Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Condia

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Melanie Davies

Chief Compliance Officer

Benjamin Gerber

Chief Executive Officer, Peak Health
Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Melanie Heuston

Chief Nursing Executive

Leeann Kaminsky

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Todd Karpinski

Chief Pharmacy Officer

David Rich, MD, CPE

Chief Medical Information Officer

Amos Ross

President, Peak Health

Allison Suttle, MD, MBA, FACOG

Chief Quality Officer

Tom Takubo, DO

Executive Vice President of Provider Relations

Jim Venturella

Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer