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Office of the President 
Joseph M. Letnaunchyn, President and CEO
Kathy Watts, Executive Assistant to the President/Director of Corporate Events
Jan McComas
, Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
New_Joe_Letnaunchyn_WVHA_FullRes-(1).jpg WVHA President and CEO Joe Letnaunchyn has over 45 years of healthcare experience, 33 of those years working with state hospital associations representing multi-hospital health systems, specialty hospitals, 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
Jacob Hall, 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
Hallie Morgan, Director, Data Analysis
Liz Tate, Director, Data Collection and Training
Ron Vickers, Director, Information Services
Jacob Hall, Project Manager

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.

Critical Access Hospital Network
Dianna Iobst, Executive Director, CAH Network

Coordinates the activities of the WVHA Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Network.  The WVHA CAH Network was established in 2004 with the coordination and support of the West Virginia Hospital Association.  The CAH Network receives financial support through member dues with grant funding from the West Virginia Rural Health Systems Program administered by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

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.

West Virginia Health Services
Patrick Kelly, Vice President, Shared Services
Matt Archer, Director, Member Solutions
Anita SmithDirector, Member Solutions

West Virginia Health Services (WVHS), Inc. is a subsidiary of the West Virginia Hospital Association.  WVHS' 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
Patrick Kelly, Vice President, Shared Services and CFO
Janice Fink, Controller