West Virginians for Affordable Health Care is a tax-exempt, non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable health care for all West Virginians. We’re funded by public donations, membership dues, and grants. We are guided by a 17-member volunteer board.
Board of Directors and Staff
Executive Director of the National
Association of Social Workers
West Virginia Chapter
|Chris Zinn, RN|
Hospice nurse and Executive Director
of the Hospice Council of West Virginia
Executive Director of the West Virginia
Citizens Action Group
|Dan Foster, MD|
Retired surgeon and currently
a physician administrator at CAMC
and a former member of the
West Virginia State Senate
|Rev. James Patterson
Executive Director, Partnership
of African-American Churches
Member from Monongahela County,
West Virginia House of Delegates
|Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH
Commissioner for Public Health
|Dolly Ford Sullivan, MPA, MSW|
Owner, Clinical Social Worker & Consultant at Intentional Wellness & Consulting, LLC
|Christopher Plein, Ph.D.
Eberly Professor of Outstanding Public
Service at West Virginia University
|Rachel Dash, ACSW|
Temple Israel; WVU’s School of Medicine
CEO of Cabin Creek Health Systems
|Nancy Tyler, JD|
Health Care Consultant
Former Director of West Virginia CHIP
Director for Reproductive Health Access, WV FREE
Former Families USA Deputy Director
Vice President, West Virginia Nurses Assocition
Chantal Fields, Executive Director
Chantal is an experienced non-profit manager and advocate. She worked for the West Virginia Lung Association for more than 20 years where she headed up projects to reduce teen smoking and increase the tobacco tax in West Virginia. She has a Bachelors and Masters degree in Journalism from West Virginia University.
Renate Pore, Director of Health Policy
Renate Pore is a former Director of the Governor’s Health Care Planning Commission and the Cabinet on Children and Families. She was one of the founders of the Healthy Kids and Families Coalition and the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. She serves as Director of Health Care Policy for WVAHC. Renate received a Ph.D. in History from West Virginia University and a Master’s in Public Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Lisa Diehl, Northern Regional Coordinator
Lisa began work with WVAHC in 2010. She has been an advocate and community organizer for over 30 years. Prior to coming to WVAHC Lisa worked at WV Citizen Action working and advocating for passage of the ACA in Congress. She is on the board of the Good News Mountaineer Garage, and co-founder and board member of WV Women Work.
Doris Selko, Southern Regional Coordinator
Doris started with WVAHC during the first stages of the ACA implementation. She had previously worked in both mental health and the health insurance industry. She remains a licensed insurance agent. She received her Bachelors of Social Work from WVU and a Master’s of Science in Management from Marshall University.
Kelli Caseman, Director, Child Health
Kelli is the Director of the West Virginia Kids Health Partnership, and the State Director of the Mountaineer Autism Project. She has 15 years of experience working with children’s health and education program and advocacy efforts. She is a co-founder of the West Virginia Well-Child Initiative and Mental Health Matters, West Virginia. She received her Master’s in English from West Virginia University.