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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. 


  • Drema Mace - Co-Chair | Vice-President, Community Engagement and Development at WVSOM
  • 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
  • Terri Gogus - Therapist, Project Hope for Women and Children | Marshall Health
  • Idress Gooden - Community Member
  • James Kerrigan - Director, Division of Tobacco Prevention
  • Amanda McCarty - Assistant Professor, WVUIT
  • Tom McGraw - Assistant Professor, WVUIT
  • Christine Merritt - Community Member
  • Cathryn Miller - Save the Children
  • 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¬†