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Office of the President 
Joseph M. Letnaunchyn, President & CEO
Kathy L. Watts, Executive Assistant to the President/Director of Corporate Events
Jan McComas
, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Joe Letnaunchyn
WVHA President and CEO Joe Letnaunchyn has over 40 years of healthcare experience, 26 of those years working with state hospital associations representing multi-hospital health systems, specialty hospitals, and small, rural and critical access hospitals. He is actively involved in state and federal legislative activities, and participates in several business and other healthcare related organizations that interact with hospitals. He has been with WVHA since 2006.



Legislative Advocacy/Grassroots and Communications
Tony J. Gregory, Vice President, Legislative Affairs
Brandon Hatfield, General Counsel

Tina Rymer, Director, Communications and Grassroots Advocacy
Carrie McGrew, Project Manager

Coordinates WVHA legislative strategy and advocacy efforts. Develops legislative policy and strategy, monitors state and federal policy that affects healthcare and hospitals and implements plan to address legislative priorities for the Association. Assists hospitals with cultivating relationships with government officials at all levels.

Updates members on pending legislation and regulations. Develops publications and other materials to inform and educate the media and public about healthcare issues.

Grassroots Advocacy - coordinates grassroots advocacy activities through local hospital networks (HOSNET) to support WVHA public policy agenda.

Political Action - Organizes fundraising campaigns and coordinates the endorsement process of statewide elected officials and candidates through the hospital political action committee (HOSPAC).

Financial Policy Development
Carol Haugen, Vice President, Financial Policy
Coordinates WVHA advocacy efforts and develops Association policy with regard to Medicare, Medicaid, PEIA and other governmental payor financing issues and the development of managed care in West Virginia.

Provides Data services and information, provides guidelines and suggests strategies to assist member hospitals to effectively monitor financial health.

Quality and Data Services
Jim Kranz, Vice President, Quality and Data Services
Carrie McGrew, Project Manager
Hallie Morgan, Director, Data Analysis
Chuck Stout, Director, Information Services

Responsible for issues related to hospital licensure, quality improvement organization activities, medical practice acts, licensing boards and actions, quality, utilization review, risk management, malpractice, medical records, infection control, outcome measurement, medical staff issues, hospital accreditation issues, AHA data profiles, database development and maintenance, and Internet/Intranet development and maintenance.

Hospital Engagement Network
Jim Kranz, Vice President, Quality and Data Services
Valerie Jividen, Quality Improvement Manager

Carrie McGrew, Project Manager
Works in partnership with the American Hospital Association's Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET), part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Patnership for Patients (PFP) initiative, to reduce preventable harm and preventable readmissions in hospitals across the United States, specifically in West Virginia.

CAH Network
Dianna Iobst , Executive Director, CAH Network

Coordinates the activities of the WVHA Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) Network.

West Virginia Health Services
Rick Miller,  President, WVHS
Matt Archer, Director, Member Solutions
Anita SmithDirector, Member Solutions

West Virginia Health Services, Inc. is a subsidiary of the West Virginia Hospital Association. Our mission is "To provide cost effective 'core' related health services owned or offered jointly by West Virginia Health Services and others to healthcare providers and/or health-related support businesses."

Business Office
Rick Miller, President, WVHS
Janice Fink, Controller
Debbie McClung, Administrative Assistant

Emergency Preparedness
Samantha Stamper, Director, Emergency Preparedness
Lisa Green, Program Manager

Provides support to individual hospitals and hospital planning regions in being prepared for all types of emergencies and disasters. Through the WVHA coordinated Statewide Disaster Taskforce, participating hospitals receive funding for emergency response equipment and supplies, training opportunities, and assistance with exercises to test and improve response plans. WVHA is a sub-recipient of federal Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) funds, through the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free West Virginia
Cinny A. Kittle, Director Health Improvement Initiatives
Lisa Green, Program Manager

The WVHA serves as the home for the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free West Virginia. The mission of the Coalition is to educate the public about tobacco-related issues and advocate for policies that reduce, with the intent to eliminate, tobacco use in West Virginia. The Steering Committee of the Coalition is comprised of representatives of the American Heart Association, American Lung Association, American Cancer Society, West Virginia Hospital Association, West Virginia State Medical Association, and 3-4 members-at-large.

Day One Program
Cinny A. Kittle, Director Health Improvement Initiatives
Lisa Green, Program Manager

This grant funded program provides information, training and educational materials to hospitals, healthcare providers, organizations and agencies that provide services to expectant and new parents. The Day One program is designed to reach these new parents with educational information related to infant brain development and the need and opportunities for appropriate sensory stimulation to enhance brain development and future learning ability. The program also addresses issues related to child development, health and safety such exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke, breastfeeding, oral health and early literacy.