ERCC announces new board members

ELKINS- The Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center’s Board of Directors has announced that Carolyn Capelli and Dottie Wamsley have been elected as the newest members to join the facility’s board.

Capelli and Wamsley join Herk Kessler and Lonnie Wolfe, who were elected to the Board earlier in 2013.

Capelli has her Master of Arts degree from Marshall University and is the owner of adv+, a local advertising and advocacy agency. She also works as a corporate officer at Capelli Mining Engineering, Inc. and as a Lease Manager for Evergreen Development. Capelli is Vice President of the Elkins Maple Leaf Society and a member of the GFWC-Woman’s Club of Elkins.

Wamsley is a retired vice president of Huntington National Bank, where she worked for more than 35 years. She has served on the Parish and Finance Committees of First United Methodist Church of Elkins. She also served as president of the Rotary Club of Elkins and the Randolph County United Way, and participates in several other organizations in the Elkins community.

Kessler is the owner of Kessler Trucking Company, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in business last year. Kessler previously served as chair of the Finance Committee of First United Methodist Church of Elkins and now serves as chair of the Pastor Parish Committee.

Wolfe retired as Kingsford Manufacturing Company’s plant manager, following a 40-year career with the company. He now serves as a member of the Randolph County Development Authority, West Virginia Manufacturer’s Association and Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce. Wolfe also serves on the Finance Committee at First United Methodist Church of Elkins.

Those exiting the Board of Directors are the Rev. Dr. Basil A. Hensley, Dr. Matthew Cupp and Maxine Cooper. Hensley served as a board member for more than 25 years and as the facility chaplain for eight years, a position he will continue to hold. Cupp has served on the Board for 12 years. He has been an admitting physician for the facility and a family practitioner in Elkins for more than 15 years. Cooper has served for seven years and will continue to be an active member of the ERCC Auxiliary. Hensley, Cupp and Cooper received handcrafted wooden plaques in appreciation for their many years of dedicated service.