About Us
Wellness Team Members

 

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Dave Harshbarger, MS, CWP – Manager, Wellness

304-598-4000 x 73079
e-mail: harshbargerd@wvumedicine.org

Biography

Originally from West Virginia, Dave has been with West Virginia University Hospitals since 1995 as the Wellness Manager for the Health Sciences Campus of West Virginia University. Here he manages an on-site wellness program for more than 8,000 employees. Prior to this he lived in the Boston, MA area for eight years while working for Fitcorp. While at Fitcorp, he managed fitness and wellness facilities and oversaw the delivery of these services to corporate clients.

Dave earned his M.S. in Exercise Physiology from the University of Delaware, and his B.S. from West Virginia University in Physical Education. He has served as both a member of the Board of Directors and also past president for the Wellness Council of West Virginia and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Mon River Trails Conservancy better known as our local Rails Trails.

Shaylee Peckens, MD – Medical Director, Wellness

304-598-6900
e-mail:

Biography

Shaylee Peckens, MD is an Assistant Professor (clinical) in WVU School of Medicine and Medical Director of Quality and Performance Improvement for WVU Medicine Department of Family Medicine. She is a certified PCMH NCQA content expert and Associate Director of the Population Health Management in Primary Care Fellowship. Dr. Peckens also serves on the WVU School of Medicine Admissions Committee and several committees within WVU medicine and the Department of Family Medicine. She is the chairperson of the Teambuilding Committee for the Department of Family Medicine and is the leader of departmental quality improvement teams and practice wide initiatives. Dr. Peckens provides patient care in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Her professional interests include quality improvement, population health management, preventative medicine, health and wellness in primary care, and resident and student education. Personal passions include singing, involvement in church and community, playing and watching sports, and enjoying time with family and friends.

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Eric Smith, MBA, CPT – Program Coordinator, Wellness

304-293-1819
e-mail: eric.smith@wvumedicine.org

Biography

Eric is a native of Morgantown, WV and is the program coordinator responsible for assisting in the day-to-day operations of the Wellness department including creating and sending out wellness communications, fitness center management, and serving as the certified personal trainer on staff (certified through the American Council on Exercise).

Prior to this he worked for over six years for PEIA Pathways to Wellness, a work-site based wellness program for state employees of West Virginia. While there, he was responsible for the delivery of program services including comprehensive health screenings and lifestyle intervention programs to worksites residing in an eight county region of North-Central West Virginia. Eric earned his M.B.A. in 2005 from St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, FL), and his B.S. in Sport Management from West Virginia University in 2002. He likes to spend his free time playing softball, basketball, and walking his dog Hunter.

 

Isaiah McGrew – Graduate Assistant, Wellness

304-293-1818
e-mail: ilm0001@mix.wvu.edu

Biography

Isaiah graduated from WVU in May of 2020 with an undergraduate degree in exercise physiology and a minor in psychology. Isaiah currently serves the Wellness Center as a graduate assistant while he pursues his master’s degree in exercise physiology. After obtaining his master’s degree he hopes to continue his education by attending dental school. Isaiah considers himself a proud West Virginia native. He was born in Morgantown and lived in the southern part of the state until his family moved to South Carolina when he was 14. His passion for the mountain state was ultimately what led him to return back to West Virginia and further his education at WVU. Isaiah stays active through sports like running, golf, and basketball. When he is not studying or working, Isaiah loves to explore the great outdoors, fish, and hang with his golden retriever.

Miranda Thompson – Graduate Assistant, Wellness

304-293-2520
e-mail: mmthompson@mix.wvu.edu

Biography

Miranda graduated from WVU with her bachelor’s of science in Exercise Physiology paired with an emphasis in Aquatic Therapy during May of 2019. She currently works alongside the Wellness Center and their team as a Wellness Graduate Assistant while achieving her masters in exercise physiology. Once Miranda completes her master’s degree, she is hopeful to return to WVU and become a part of the Physician Assistant Graduate program to continue to provide medical assistance to those in West Virginia. Miranda is a native of southern West Virginia and enjoys traveling throughout our state and other states learning the heritage. Miranda has a passionate interest in fitness and exercise training, she enjoys going to the gym or creating personalized outdoor workouts to challenge herself. She likes to spend her free time with her pets, close friends, or enjoying the outdoors that West Virginia has to offer.