WVU Medicine East expands executive team

MARTINSBURG, W.VA. – WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center and Jefferson Medical Center President and CEO Anthony P. Zelenka recently announced the appointment of two new executives to the hospital system’s senior management team. 

Anna Buchannan
Anna Buchanan

Anna Buchanan has been named vice president of finance and chief financial officer, and Justin Ruble has been named director of human resources. Both appointments became effective Monday (April 2).

Buchanan most recently worked for Sentara Healthcare as the director of financial planning for Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, Virginia. She began her healthcare financial management career at Martha Jefferson Hospital in 2004.

Prior to that time, Buchanan worked in financial planning for Value America in Charlottesville and Enron Capital and Trade Resources in Houston, Texas. She also worked as a reservoir engineer for ConocoPhillips in Oklahoma, Louisiana.

Buchanan holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University.

Justin Ruble
Justin Ruble

Ruble joins WVU Medicine from Blue Ridge Community and Technical College, where he most recently served as vice president of human resources. He brings more than 13 years of progressive human resources experience and has held leadership roles in manufacturing and higher education since 2007.

An Eastern Panhandle resident, Ruble received his Master of Arts in Corporate Communications from West Virginia University and his Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism from Marshall University.  

Ruble holds several professional certifications, including the Society for Human Resources Management – Senior Certified Professional and Senior Professional in Human Resources from the Human Resource Certification Institute. He is also past president of the Eastern Panhandle Society for Human Resource Management.

“I am pleased to welcome Anna and Justin to WVU Medicine as part of our University Healthcare executive leadership team,” Zelenka said. “They both bring a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to their new positions, and we look forward to their positive contributions.”