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Description of MOH Leadership
Mountains of Hope is governed by a Steering Committee. It is made up of twenty-two individuals representing the founding member organizations, MOH members, and others who help to guide the Coalition in the proper direction. Additional guidance comes from the leads of the subcommittees. They have a collective voice on the Steering Committee through a Subcommittee Liaison.
Chair - Shelly Dusic
Chair-Elect - Abby Starkey
Chair Emeritus - Brandon Lewis
American Cancer Society Representative - Michelle Chappell
WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program Representative - Charlene Hickman
WVU Cancer Institute - Mary Ellen Conn
WV Comprehensive Cancer Program Representative - Craig Bromley
of Hope Representative - Patty Davis
Chair- Janna Thornsbury
Chair-Elect- Kathy Molnar
Early Detection Subcommittee
Chair- Ruthie Watts
Chair-Elect- Shauna Shafer
Quality of Life Subcommittee
Chair- Lauren Wright
Coalition Facilitator- Summer Miller
Coalition Manager - Lauren Hixenbaugh
Evaluator - Dan Totzkay
Epidemiologist, Div. of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease - Megan Ross
Epidemiologist, WV Health Statistics Center - Birgit Shanholtzer
The Bylaws of the Coalition provide guidance on its structure and implementation.
Click here f
or the Bylaws
for a list of contact information for Mountains of Hope leadership.
Past Meeting Minutes:
January 15, 20
February 20, 20
arch 19, 20
pril 29, 20
ay 5, 2020
une 18, 2020
ugust 20, 2020
eptember 24, 20
ctober 17, 2019
ovember 5, 2019
December 12, 2019
In order to be eligible to hold a leadership position within Mountains of Hope, the member must meet the following eligibility criteria.
Chair-Elect - the member must have attended at least four (4) Mountains of Hope meetings.
Subcommittee Chair-Elect - the member must have attended at least two (2) Mountains of Hope Meetings.
Before submitting a nomination, check with the person to make sure they are willing to serve if elected. Then email their name and contact information to Lauren Hixenbaugh at email@example.com.
Elections are held every other year for the Coalition Chair-Elect and Subcommittee Chair-Elects. Agents of Hope are nominated and elected as needed as their position has no term limit.