BCHA announces four new board members
BELINGTON — Barbour Community Health Association recently announced the welcoming of four new board members.
Long-time community members and leaders Reggie Trefethen, Dion Wagoner, Brenda Hunt and Eddie Weese began serving as BCHA board members earlier this spring.
Trefethen currently manages business development for the Barbour County Development Authority. In the past, he has worked with the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, served on the Philippi/Barbour County Airport Authority board and worked with the Barbour County Community Foundation, the Philippi Convention and Visitors Bureau, Barbour Country Club and Hardwood Alliance Zone.
As a new member with the BCHA, Trefethen says he’s looking forward to being involved in any area in need. As a board member, Trefethen said he is prepared to represent BCHA and expose the significant impact the organization has on the community.
Wagoner is currently a nursing home administrator and has been involved in the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider for senior housing, Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society.
Wagoner is looking forward to assisting with BCHA’s mission of offering quality, affordable healthcare and wellness services.
Hunt serves as the director of Heart and Hand House Inc. and is also a patient of Myers Clinic.
Hunt has been involved in the Barbour County community for some time as she as served as the treasurer for the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce, secretary for the Barbour County Ministerial Association, treasurer for the Belington Circuit UMC and assisted with the Barbour County Healthy Community Collaborative.
As a BCHA board member, Hunt said, “I hope to gain a greater awareness of community health needs and have the opportunity to network with other community leaders to provide and promote resources for community wellness.”
Weese is the co-owner of Hometown Pizzeria in Belington. He is currently a member of the Barbour County Fair Association and the Belington Cornhole League, “304 Cornholers.”
“We are honored to have these experienced and talented individuals join our board,” stated Eric Ruf, BCHA CEO. “We are led by an outstanding board and these recent additions will only help strengthen our organization. Our board is instrumental in our mission to offer quality, affordable health and wellness services to all who need them.”
About the Barbour Community Health Association
The Belington and Myers Clinics are federally qualified health centers that provide medical and behavioral health care to patients with insurance, Medicare and/or Medicaid and for those without health insurance through the clinic’s Health Access program.
The organization also operates the Belington Wellness Center and the Brandon Wellness Center. The Belington Wellness Center is located adjacent to the Belington Clinic and offers a wide variety of exercise equipment, exercise programs and a swimming pool. The Brandon Wellness Center is a school-based health center that offers a variety of nursing, preventive and acute care medical and behavioral health services to the students and staff at Philip Barbour High School.