Our Board

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

WVAHC Board of Directors and staff, pictured with former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell

Board of Directors and Staff

Sharon Carte, President
Former Director of West Virginia CHIP
Gary Zuckett
Executive Director of the West Virginia
Citizens Action Group
Chris Zinn, RN
Hospice nurse and Executive Director
of the Hospice Council of West Virginia
Sam Hickman
Executive Director of the National
Association of Social Workers
West Virginia Chapter
Dan Foster, MD
Retired surgeon/administrator at CAMC
and a former member of the
West Virginia State Senate
Rev. James Patterson
Executive Director, Partnership
of African-American Churches
Barbara Fleischauer
Member from Monongahela County,
West Virginia House of Delegates
Joyce Wilson
Vice President, West Virginia Nurses Association
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
Craig Robinson
CEO of Cabin Creek Health Systems
Nancy Tyler, JD
Health Care Consultant
Amy Atkins, MPA
Director of WV Bureau for Public Health, Center for Local Health
Anduwyn Williams
Director for Reproductive Health Access, WV FREE
Stacy Ruckle
Patricia CollettArka Gupta
Brenda Wamsley


Chantal Centofanti-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. 

Doris Selko, Deputy Executive Director

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.

Angie Breeden, Coordinator of Child Health

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.