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Our Teams


Modernizing Practice Laws

Lead: Dr. Toni DiChiacchio, DNP,  APRN, FNP- BC, WVU Medicine


Improving Retention & Quality through Transition to Practice (TTP)  Models  Online TTP & Preceptor Courses

Lead: Mary Fanning, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Director, Nursing Administration/Magnet Program Director, WVU Medicine


Nursing Workforce Retention & Recruitment Action Team

Lead: Amy Bullington, Nurse Manager, Cabell Huntington Hospital


​Lead: Laure Marino, DNP, APRN Associate Professor, WVU School of Nursing

Nurses on Boards Coalition

Developing Emerging Nurse Leaders

The Center for Nurse Entrepreneurship 

Online Nurse Manager & Mentor Courses


Build an infrastructure for the collection and analysis of inter professional health care workforce data.

Lead: Jordyn Reed, Administrator,  WV Center for Nursing

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Lead: Sandra Burrell, ADN, RN, Clinical Advisor,  WV Bureau for Public Health

Recognition Gala & Awards

Lead: Karen Wilkinson, RN,Utilization Management for Medical and Behavioral Health, Clinical Review Manager,  Kepro


Increase Number of BSN Graduates 

  • Increase Number of Doctoral Prepared Nurses

  • Life-Long Learning

  • Nursing Workforce Pipeline, Pathways & Faculty Action Teams


Leads: Lynda F. Turner, Ed.D., MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CNE, is an Associate Professor at Marshall University School of Nursing

Amy Bruce, DNP, RN, NE-BC, Capito Department of Nursing Chair, Program Director of Nursing, Associate Professor, University of Charleston

Stacy Huber, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE. Senior Lecturer, West Virginia University


Faith Community Nursing Toolkit and Network

Lead: Angel Smothers, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Associate Professor, WVU School of Nursing


Health Ambassador RN

Lead: Cheryl Vega, RN


Lead: Cynthia Armstrong Persily PhD, RN, FAAN Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, 

WV Higher Education Policy Commission



  • Will Carter, McKinley Carter Wealth Services

  • Laura K. Boone, Senior Program Advisor, Pallottine Foundation of Huntington 

  • Dan Foster, MD, President, WV for Affordable Healthcare & Former member of the WV House of Delegates

  • Kim Tieman, Project Officer, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation

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