New board members welcomed at ERCC


ELKINS — Elkins Rehabilitation & Care Center brings in the New Year with three new board members and each brings extensive experience in the healthcare field.

ERCC’s newly appointed members are: Sandra Elza, Terri Phipps and Chad Shoemaker.

Elza has served as chief executive officer of Valley Health Care Inc. in Elkins and as president and chief executive officer of Jackson General Hospital in Ripley. At Jackson General, she was responsible for all aspects of hospital operations. She was also chief executive officer of Davis Memorial Hospital. Elza is married to Max Elza, and they are the parents of four children, Lee Sanders, Michael Elza, Kevin Elza and Theresa Ends.

Phipps brings more than 35 years of experience in the healthcare field. Her experience includes work in cardiac intensive care and cardiac transplantation. She has held various leadership roles in a wide range of nursing units, including medical surgery, telemetry and cardiac intensive care. She is currently the Region Director Healthcare Informatics for Member Field Services of Premier Inc. She holds a Master of Science in healthcare administration from Pfeiffer University. Phipps is married to Mark Phipps, and they are the parents of three children, Samantha, John and Emily, and one granddaughter, Elizabeth.

Shoemaker holds a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology and is a physical therapy assistant. Shoemaker is co-owner of Elkins Physical Therapy & Sports Injury Clinic in Elkins. He is a member of the YMCA Board of Directors where he has served as board president for the past two years. He is also active in local organizations including the Mountain State Forest Festival Association having served as the director general of the 81st Mountain State Forest Festival in 2017. Shoemaker is married to Christie Shoemaker, and they are the parents of two daughters, Sara and Sophia.


“We are very pleased that these individuals have agreed to serve on our Board of Directors,” noted Tara Shaver, administrator. “Each one of these people brings with them a wealth of knowledge in the healthcare field and a wide range of personal and professional experiences that will complement our already exceptional Board leadership.”

“We welcome these new board members into our ERCC family as they help lead ERCC into the future of healthcare,” she added.