Senior Executive Leadership


Albert L. Wright, Jr.

President and CEO
West Virginia University Health System
West Virginia University Hospitals

Mr. Wright is the president and CEO of the West Virginia University Health System, West Virginia’s largest employer and the state’s leading provider of advanced specialty care.

Having previously served in several senior-level positions at UPMC in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Ohio Health in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Wright came to the health system in 2014 to serve as president and CEO of West Virginia University Hospitals, the health system’s 690-bed flagship and the state’s leading academic medical center. He then became the health system’s chief operating officer while continuing to serve as the hospital CEO. In August 2016 – two years after his arrival – he was named the health system’s chief executive.

Mr. Wright obtained his B.S. degree in pharmacy 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, serves on several boards, and is a soccer coach on the weekends. He and his wife, Joy, have four children.


Clay Marsh, MD

Vice President and Executive Dean
West Virginia University Health Sciences Center

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 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 easy.

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.

From 1985 to 2015, he was at The Ohio State University. He served a residency in internal medicine; a research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care; a chief residency in internal medicine; a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine; and an extension research fellowship in pulmonary and critical care. As a faculty member, he held a wide range of teaching, clinical, research, and administrative roles at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center, including as vice dean for research and vice dean for innovation in the College of Medicine.

Michael Edmond

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 (Managed Hospital)

Karen Bowling

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

Ivar “Skip” Gjolberg

President, St. Joseph’s Hospital
Douglas Harrison

Douglass Harrison

President and CEO, Wheeling Hospital

David Hess, MD

President and CEO, Reynolds Memorial Hospital
President and CEO, Uniontown Hospital

Stephanie McCoy

President and CEO, Jackson General Hospital

David Phillips

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


Louis Roe

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

Sean Smith

President, Wetzel County Hospital

Dean Thomas

President and CEO, Berkeley and Jefferson Medical Centers

Mike Tillman

President and CEO, United Hospital Center

Institute and Regional Campus Leadership


Vinay Badhwar, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute
Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS, Director WVU Cancer Institute

Hannah W. Hazard-Jenkins, MD, FACS

Director, WVU Cancer Institute
Thomas F Mauger , MD Professor and Chairman, Jane McDermott Shott Chair, Associate Dean for Practice Plan Integration

Thomas Mauger, MD

Chair, WVU Eye Institute

Emma Morton-Eggleston, MD, MPH

Associate Vice President and Dean, School of Medicine-Eastern Division

Ali Rezai, MD

Executive Chair and Vice President, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Alison Wilson, MD

Executive Chair, WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute

Executive Leadership

Jessica Alsop

Jessica Alsop

General Counsel

Frank Briggs, PharmD, MPH, FASHP, FACHE

Vice President, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute

Amy Bush, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR

Chief Operating Officer, WVU Medicine Children’s

Doug Coffman

Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Condia

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Melanie Davies

Chief Compliance Officer

Benjamin Gerber

Chief Strategy Officer
Michael A. Grace

Michael A. Grace, MBA, EdD, FACHE

Chief Administrative Officer

Kevin Halbritter, MD

Vice President of Population Health
Stephen Hoffmann, MD

Stephen Hoffmann, MD

Vice President of Clinical Integration
(Cerimele) Kaminsky

Leeann Kaminsky

Chief Human Resources Officer
Todd Karpinski, PharmD

Todd Karpinski, PharmD

Chief Pharmacy Officer
Melissa McCoy

Melissa McCoy

Vice President of Finance
Bob O’Neil

Bob O’Neil

Executive Vice President

David Rich, MD, CPE

Chief Medical Information Officer

Darin Rogers

Chief Ambulatory Operations Officer, WVU Hospitals
Vice President of Provider Network Services, WVU Health System

Jim Venturella

Chief Information Officer