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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 - Juliana Frederick-Curry
Chair Emeritus - Sara Jane Gainor
American Cancer Society Representative - Michelle Chappell
WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program Representative - Nikki Lyttle
WVU Cancer Institute - Mary Ellen Conn
WV Comprehensive Cancer Program Representative - Craig Bromley
of Hope Representative - Patty Davis
Chair- Janna Thornsbury
Chair-Elect- Elaine Darling
Early Detection Subcommittee
Chair- Ruthie Watts
Chair-Elect- Shauna Shafer
Quality of Life Subcommittee
Chair- Abby Starkey
Chair-Elect- Annette Fetty-Santilli
Subcommittee Liaison - Kathy Molnar
Policy, Systems, and Environment Lead - Jessica Wright
Coalition Facilitator- Stephenie Kennedy-Rea
Coalition Manager - Lauren Hixenbaugh
Evaluator - Lynne Cossman
Epidemiologist, Div. of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease - Brittany Richo
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 29, 201
February 21, 2019
arch 21, 2019
pril 3, 2019
ay 16, 2019
une 27, 2019
uly 24, 2019
ugust 22, 2019
eptember 19, 2019
ctober 17, 2019
ovember 5, 2019
January 15, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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