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Mark H. Merrill
President and Chief Executive Officer, Valley Health

Mark H. MerrillMark H. Merrill is President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Health System, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, services and providers based in Winchester, Va.

Prior to joining Valley Health in 2009, Merrill served as president of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (THD and formerly Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas) and executive vice president of Texas Health Resources (THR), where he co-chaired THR's Electronic Health Record Implementation Committee.

Before relocating to Texas in 1995, Merrill served in various executive positions at Washington Hospital Center/MedStar Health.

Merrill holds a Master of Science in Public Health with a concentration in health administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where he earned his undergraduate degree. He was awarded a one-year, post-graduate corporate fellowship in health care policy and management sponsored by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the national Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. In this role, Merrill worked on national health policy, insurance and financial performance issues. In 1994 he was awarded the Alumni Leadership Award from the Department of Health Policy and Administration at UNC-CH.

Merrill has a long history of service in Texas and Virginia as a delegate to the AHA Regional Policy Board, a forum for hospital and health system leaders to discuss common interests and concerns and participate in the AHA policy process. Since 2011, Merrill has been active in several Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) initiatives relating to quality & safety, delivery system & payment reform and workers’ compensation. He was honored by VHHA in 2015 with an Award of Excellence for his advocacy efforts to preserve quality healthcare around the Commonwealth. Merrill currently serves as Chairman of the VHHA Board of Directors and is a member of the Executive Committee.

Merrill has been involved in a variety of charitable and civic organizations, including the board of the UNC-CH School of Public Health Foundation (former Chair), the boards of the Northern Shenandoah Valley United Way and Our Health, and the Shenandoah University School of Business Advisory Board. Previously he served on the boards of the American Heart Association North Texas Chapter; Senior Citizens of Greater Dallas; American Diabetes Association, Dallas Chapter; and the Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council.

Mark and his wife, Teri, have two grown children. He and his family enjoy outdoor activity, travel, exercise and watching his beloved Tarheels play basketball and football.

James Burton
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Valley Health

James BurtonJames Burton is Valley Health Chief Information Officer (CIO) and a member of the Executive Management Team. He led the EpicCare double upgrade in May 2015, as well as our transition to ICD-10, and will oversee the implementation of technologies to advance patient care, clinical activities, population health efforts, employee support and communication.

Prior to joining Valley Health, Burton served as a consultant to Texas Health Resources, a non-profit health system in north Texas, working on a wide range of projects. He was vice president/CIO at East Jefferson General Hospital in Louisiana, and managed a large IT team as vice president of operations at Montefiore Health System in New York, NY.

Burton earned a Master of Education, with a focus on management, from Cambridge College in Cambridge, Mass.

Peter Gallagher
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Valley Health

Peter GallagherPeter F. Gallagher, senior vice president and chief financial officer for Valley Health System, joined the VHS team in 2014.

Gallagher began his career with Coopers & Lybrand in Cincinnati, and has served in financial leadership at Health Corporation of Virginia, The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Scioto Valley Health Foundation in Portsmouth, Ohio, and Bon Secours Virginia. His experience includes work as president and CEO at a healthcare advisory firm with expertise in finance, interim financial leadership, sales training, expert testimony, business development, and new product and service development.

Gallagher has been honored with the Mid-Career Award from the Catholic Health Association of the United States, and the Founder’s Medal of Honor from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. He has been involved in volunteer leadership positions with the American Red Cross, Catholic Consortium for International Healthcare and other healthcare nonprofits.

Gallagher graduated from Miami University in Ohio with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, and earned a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati. He is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Virginia, and is a Fellow of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Grady W. (Skip) Philips, III
Senior Vice President, Valley Health; President, Winchester Medical Center

Grady W. Skip Philips, IIIGrady W. (Skip) Philips, III, serves as senior vice president at Valley Health System and president of Winchester Medical Center. He joined the Valley Health team in 2013 with 27 years of executive experience as a corporate officer, chief executive, and administrator of healthcare facilities providing a continuum of services from acute care to rehabilitation and retirement communities. Philips has a strong track record of operational skill, financial acumen, positive physician relations and community involvement.

Philips began his career with Riverside Health System (VA) as an administrative resident with his last role as senior vice president and COO, and he worked in various executive roles during his 20 year tenure with Riverside. He also served as administrator, COO and CEO at Houston Healthcare in Warner Robins, GA. Prior to joining Valley Health, Philips was the CEO for LifePoint Hospitals’ Memorial Hospital of Martinsville and Henry County (VA).

Philips is passionate about being part of the ministry of Healthcare and making the community healthier through people and relationships. During his career, he has served in numerous community, church, civic and business organizations, including United Way, Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Healthy Families, Virginia Association of Free Clinics and local Free Clinic boards, Healthy Workforce, and arts and education. Throughout his community involvement and service, he has focused on connecting the work of the healthcare team with the community.

Philips graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, with bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and History, and earned a Master of Business Administration and a Masters of Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University, also in Atlanta. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Chris Rucker
Vice President of Strategic Services and President, Valley Regional Enterprises

Chris RuckerChris Rucker is Vice President of Strategic Services and President of Valley Regional Enterprises. He leads the system’s Urgent Care and Occupational Health services, retail pharmacy, medical transport service, home health, and ambulatory strategy.

Rucker joined Valley Health in 2008 to lead the system’s medical transportation division which serves a 17-county, three-state area. His previous experience was in emergency services and outsourced safety, logistics, and medical transportation.

A former paramedic firefighter, Rucker has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Health Administration. He is active in the American College of Healthcare Executives and volunteers with numerous community organizations.

Iyad Sabbagh, MD, MBA
Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, and President, Valley Physician Enterprise

Iyad Sabbagh, MD, MBAIyad Sabbagh, MD, MBA, is Valley Health's Senior Vice President, Chief Physician Executive, and President, Valley Physician Enterprise. Dr. Sabbagh has over 13 years of senior healthcare management experience within multi-hospital systems. Most recently, he served as vice president, chief quality officer, and associate chief medical officer for Northern Light Health, a nine-hospital, not-for-profit health system in Maine with over 10,000 employees, a 690-member employed physician group, and nine long-term care and residential facilities

Dr. Sabbagh earned his medical degree from the University of Damascus, School of Medicine in Syria and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, University of Illinois in Chicago. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE). He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians.

Elizabeth Savage
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO); Vice President of Community Health & Wellness

Elizabeth SavageElizabeth (Liz) Savage, senior vice president/chief human resource officer (CHRO) and vice president of community health and wellness, came to Valley Health in 2010, and serves on the health system’s executive management team.

She has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and organizational development at for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Valley Health, Savage served the healthcare community as senior vice president, Human Resources, at Bon Secours Charity Health System in the Hudson Valley region of New York. Prior to that, she led workplace improvement efforts at GE Capital, Norbert Technologies, and Hyperion Software.

Savage received her Master of Science in organization development from American University/National Training Laboratory in Washington, D.C., and her undergraduate degree in business administration from the State University of New York at Albany. In addition, she has earned Lean and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator certifications. She is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management and American Society for Healthcare Human Resource Administration. She serves on the Discovery Museum Board in Winchester, and actively works in the community to develop career paths into healthcare.

Senior Management

Bob Amos
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Winchester Medical Center; Corporate Director, Strategic Finance, Valley Health

Bob AmosRobert M. “Bob” Amos is vice president, chief financial officer of Winchester Medical Center, and corporate director of Strategic Finance for Valley Health.

Amos joined Valley Health in 2005 and has 20 years of diverse healthcare experience. Previous employment includes Jefferson Memorial Hospital, The Hospital for Sick Children, The Daughters of Charity, Ascension Health Care, Fairmont General Hospital, and Genesis Health System.

He is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

Amos earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Fairmont State University, and his Master in Business Administration from West Virginia University. He became a West Virginia Certified Public Accountant in 1993.

Mark Baker
Vice President, Facilities & Construction, Valley Health

Mark BakerMark Baker is vice president, Facilities and Construction, for Valley Health System. He is responsible for clinical engineering, construction services, engineering, safety and emergency management and security.

Baker joined Valley Health in 1994 as a facilities engineer and within four years was promoted to director. He has directed the design, construction and occupancy of more than $700 million in projects including replacement facilities for Hampshire Memorial Hospital, Page Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital; the Winchester Medical Center north tower expansion; and the new emergency department and medical building at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital. He has also implemented clinical engineering, construction, and energy management programs, resulting in considerable cost savings.

Baker earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering technology from the University of Maryland.

Gerald Bechamps, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital

Gerald Bechamps, MDGerald J. Bechamps, MD, is Vice-President for Medical Affairs for Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital. Dr. Bechamps brings extensive experience as a respected general surgeon and physician leader, with expertise in cancer, quality care, credentialing, ethics and the intricacies of the health care delivery system to the benefit of Valley Health’s hospitals and their patients in West Virginia.

A board certified general surgeon in Winchester for forty years, Dr. Bechamps was active in medical staff leadership at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) and has served on the WMC Board of Trustees and the WMC Foundation Board. He has also served as president of the Federation of State Medical Boards, the Virginia Board of Medicine, the Virginia Surgical Society and the Virginia chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has served on the Virginia Tumor Registry and currently volunteers as a surveyor for the American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer. Dr.

Bechamps graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine, interned at Nassau County General Hospital in East Meadow, NY, and completed a general surgery fellowship at the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester, MN.

Portia Brown
Vice President, Page Memorial Hospital

Portia BrownPortia C. Brown is vice president of Page Memorial Hospital and is responsible for daily hospital and ambulatory clinic operations.

She has been with Valley Health for 18 years, and has more than 33 years of healthcare administration experience.

Prior to this position Brown was director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Risk Management for the Page Memorial Hospital senior management team, where she developed initiatives to improve patient care and improve performance and regulatory compliance.

Brown is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the National Rural Health Association. She has been a co-presenter at various Lean conferences in the northeast and mid-Atlantic United States.

In 2019, Brown was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the Virginia Rural Health Association. The VRHA is a non-profit association that advocates for improved health care on behalf of the 2.5 million Virginians living in rural areas throughout the Commonwealth.

She has a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and Laboratory Technology from Auburn University, and received her Master of Science in Health Administration from Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University.

Gregory Byrd, MD
Vice President of Medical Affairs (VPMA), VHS Southern Region Hospitals

Gregory Byrd, MD, has served as the Vice President for Medical Affairs at Shenandoah Memorial Hospital since 2015. After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, he graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He completed his internship and residency training in the United States Army at Fitzsimmons Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado, followed by one year as chief resident and another as a staff physician.

In 1995, Dr. Byrd and his family returned home to Virginia, and he began to practice with Woodstock Internal Medicine. During his time in Woodstock, Dr. Byrd has worked both in the outpatient and inpatient arenas. He now practices Internal Medicine atValley Health Shenandoah Memorial Hospital Multispecialty Clinic, in addition to serving on the hospital’s leadership team. Dr. Byrd is a Fellow with the American College of Physicians, and is active with the Christian Medical and Dental Association. In his spare time, Dr. Byrd enjoys spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren, as well as reading and activities within his church.

N. Travis Clark
Vice President, Operations, Valley Health Southern Region; President, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Page Memorial Hospital

N. Travis ClarkN. Travis Clark is the vice president of operations for Valley Health Southern Region, and president of Page Memorial Hospital and Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Clark began his career at Page Memorial Hospital in 1997 as the Director of Rural Health Clinics. In 2000 he was promoted to Chief Financial Officer, a position he held for five years before his promotion in 2005 to President of Page Memorial Hospital. In 2016, Travis was promoted to vice president of operations for Valley Health Southern Region, and president of Page Memorial Hospital and Shenandoah Memorial Hospital.

Clark has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s in Organizational Leadership. He is a member of the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association’s HosPAC Board of Directors and a board member of the Page County Broadband Authority.

A Page County native, Travis enjoys spending time with family and promoting conservation efforts on his family’s beef cattle farm.

Carla Dallmann
Vice President, Quality, Safety and Risk Management, Valley Health

Carla DallmanCarla Dallmann, BSN, MBA, MJ, CPHRM, CPCO is Valley Health Vice President of Quality, Patient Safety & Experience and Risk Management, using her rich background in nursing and risk management, patient safety, and health law to oversee patient care quality at all points of delivery throughout the system.Dallmann has worked at Valley Health for 18 years in various positions from clinical manager in home health to, most recently, corporate director of Risk and Patient Experience. In addition to supporting system-wide performance improvement and patient safety initiatives, she facilitates the system-wide Patient and Family Advisory Council to ensure we benefit from patient and family perspectives in all of our initiatives.

Dallman received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing at University of Wisconsin and her Masters of Business Administration at Averett University. She also earned her Masters in Healthcare Law at Loyola School of Law and Certificate in Healthcare Corporate Compliance at George Washington University.

Jeffrey Feit, MD
Vice President, Population Health, Valley Health; Chief Operating Officer, Valley Physician Enterprise

Jeffrey Feit, MDJeffrey M. Feit, MD, is Valley Health Vice President of Population Health and Chief Operating Officer of Valley Physician Enterprise. He joined the System administrative team in 2012 after six years as Vice President of Medical Affairs at Page Memorial Hospital (PMH), where he championed initiatives in performance improvement, Lean engineering and the electronic medical record.

He previously practiced family medicine in Luray and Fairfax, Va., and has held appointments on the faculty of VCU and UVA departments of Family Medicine.

Dr. Feit earned his medical degree and completed a residency in Family Medicine at the UVA School of Medicine. He has a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Public Policy from Princeton University and a Master’s of Science in Health Care Administration from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Tammy Gasper
Vice President, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital; Southern Region Medical Staff Services & Clinical Program Development

Tammy GasperTammy L. Gasper is Vice President of Shenandoah Memorial Hospital, and Southern Region Medical Staff Services & Clinic Program Development. She has been with Valley Health for 22 years in various positions, including Corporate Director of Laboratory, Respiratory, Sleep Medicine and Imaging and, most recent, Vice President of Medical Staff Affairs and Clinical Program Development for Valley Health, Southern Region.

Gasper is responsible for providing administrative leadership, support and oversight for the medical staffs at Page Memorial Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and Warren Memorial Hospital. She is also responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of clinical services and programs in the southern region.

A native of Page County, Gasper holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology and a Masters in Healthcare Administration. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and the American Society for Clinical Pathology.

Phillip Graybeal
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Valley Health Southern Region

Phillip GraybealPhillip Graybeal is the vice president and chief financial officer of Valley Health Southern Region, with responsibility for the overall financial operations.

Phillip has over 15 years of experience with the majority being healthcare related. Phillip was an Accounting Manager for Smith/Packett Med-Com of Roanoke VA. He also worked in public accounting for Goodman & Company in Roanoke, VA where he worked with several rural hospitals in Virginia and West Virginia. The scope of the services he provided included reimbursement consulting, auditing, tax, accounting and review services. He has a BBA from Radford University, and is a Certified Public Accountant. Phillip is currently working on his Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services Administration at Eastern Mennonite University.

Phillip is married with three boys and enjoys spending time with his family. He is an avid sports fan who coaches little league baseball, midget football, and plays the occasional round of golf.

Floyd Heater
Vice President, Valley Health Southern Region; President, Warren Memorial Hospital

Floyd HeaterFloyd Heater is the vice president of Valley Health Southern Region, and president of Warren Memorial Hospital. He is responsible for the overall management of the Valley Health Southern Region's operations and achievement of its strategic initiatives.

Heater is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), a member of the Medical Group Management Association and is currently a member of the HosPAC Board of Directors. He has served on the Boards of numerous civic organizations in the Shenandoah Valley.

Heater earned a BS in Business Administration from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Hospital and Health Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Tom Kluge
President, Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital

Tom KlugeThomas S. Kluge is president of two Valley Health hospitals: Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, W. Va., and War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

Kluge provides strategic leadership and oversight of the operations of both facilities and serves on Valley Health’s senior management team. Working with the Board and hospital leadership teams, he is responsible for the growth, development, financial performance, talent management and employee engagement, physician recruitment and relations, development of clinical and service programs, and patient safety, quality and process improvement.

Kluge has more than 30 years of experience in hospital administration in Virginia and Georgia. He was chief operating officer at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital in South Boston, Va., from 1989 until May 2016, and has worked on Certificate of Public Need, construction, information technology upgrades, service line development and capital projects.

Kluge earned a Master of Health Services Administration and Bachelor Science degree from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Christine Lowman
Vice President and Controller, Valley Health; Chief Financial Officer, Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital

Christine LowmanChristine Lowman is vice president and controller for Valley Health, and chief financial officer for Hampshire Memorial Hospital and War Memorial Hospital. She joined Valley Health in 1998 in the Internal Audit Department. She has served in her current role now for over four years, and prior to her current role, Christine was the Corporate Director of Internal Audit for Valley Health. She has 16 years of financial accounting and auditing experience with 14 of those years spent in the healthcare industry.

She is a member of several associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Healthcare Financial Management (HFMA) organization, and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). She is also involved in the West Virginia Hospital Association CAH Network, (Critical Access Hospital Network).

Christine received her B.S. degree in Accounting in 1996, and her M.B.A in 2011, from Frostburg State University, in Maryland. She is also a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor. Additionally, in 2011, she earned a Certification from the HFMA organization as a Certified Healthcare Finance Professional.

In addition to her interest in the healthcare industry and finance, she enjoys traveling. Ireland, the Caribbean and Hawaii are amongst some of her favorites. She also enjoys sports and outdoor adventures, with skiing as an all-time favorite, and movies. Time shared with friends and family doing any of the above, ranks as the best way to spend a day away from work, and her niece, Faith, and three nephews, Connor, Haiden, and Bradley are the cherished kids in her life. Her motto, "Life is a Journey."

Terri MayesTerri Mayes
Vice President, Warren Memorial Hospital

Terri Mayes is the vice president of Warren Memorial Hospital.

Terri is a member of the American Nurses Association, the Virginia Nurses Association and the Healthcare Roundtable for Patient Care Executives. She is also a member of the Premier CNO Network Executive Leadership Council.

Terri earned a Master of Business Administration from James Madison University, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University and an Associate of Science in Nursing from Shenandoah University. She is certified by the American Nurses Association as a Nurse Executive, Advanced – Board Certified (NEA-BC).

Robert Meltvedt, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Warren Memorial Hospital

Robert Meltvedt, MDRobert C. Meltvedt, Jr., MD is the vice president of Medical Affairs for Warren Memorial Hospital and is board certified in surgery.

Dr. Meltvedt has been with Warren Memorial Hospital for nearly 20 years, and prior to this position served at Grande Ronde Hospital in La Grande, Oregon.

He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.

Dr. Meltvedt received his medical degree from University of California San Diego. He completed his residency in General Surgery at the University of Washington, where he also served as chief resident.

Nicolas C. Restrepo, MD
Vice President, Valley Health, and Vice President of Medical Affairs, Winchester Medical Center (WMC)

Nicolas C. Restrepo, MDNicolas C. Restrepo, MD, is the vice president of Medical Affairs for Winchester Medical Center. A board-certified urologist, prior to assuming his current role as Vice President of Medical Affairs, Dr. Restrepo had been in private practice with Urology Clinic of Winchester and a member of the Winchester Medical Center attending medical staff since 1995. He has served as chairman of Winchester Medical Center’s Division of Urology, chair of the Department of Surgery, and a member of the Medical Staff Executive Committee. Dr. Restrepo has provided leadership to the Medical Staff Affairs department on a variety of technology and communication initiatives, quality reviews, and new physician orientation.

Dr. Restrepo earned his undergraduate degree from Catholic University of America, and his medical degree from the University of Virginia. He completed his internship and residency at Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.

Mary Sas
Vice President, Hampshire Memorial Hospital

Mary SasMary Sas is vice president of Hampshire Memorial Hospital. She has been with Valley Health since 2014, and has more than 29 years of clinical leadership experience.

Prior to joining Hampshire Memorial Hospital as the director of Clinical Services, she served as the chief nursing officer for Fairfield Memorial Hospital in South Carolina and as an emergency department nurse manager at Lexington Medical Center and night administrator at Palmetto Health in South Carolina.

She is on the West Virginia University School of Nursing Advisory Board, is a member of the Rotary in Romney, WV and is a Board Certified Emergency Nurse.

Sas has a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of South Carolina. She received her Master of Science in Health Care Management and MBA from the University of Phoenix.

James Sherwood
Vice President, Operations and Professional Services, Winchester Medical Center

James SherwoodJames B. Sherwood is vice president, Operations and Professional Services. He brings more than 15 years of proven business development and operational leadership skills to his role at Valley Health.

Prior to joining our team, Sherwood founded a management consulting firm that assisted health systems and physician practices achieve growth and clinical excellence. He also served as the senior vice president and chief administration officer for Bon Secours Hampton Roads.

Sherwood served in the U.S. Air Force as a Nurse Corps officer, and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

He received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Brigham Young University, and Master of Science in Health Administration from Trinity University.

Heather SigelHeather Sigel
Vice President, War Memorial Hospital

Heather Sigel is the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer at War Memorial Hospital and has been with Valley Health since 2014.

Heather has been involved in healthcare for over 20 years and has served in numerous clinical and leadership roles. She is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Board of Directors for United Way of Eastern Panhandle, Board of Directors for WVONE (West Virginia Organization of Nurse Executives) and also serves as Rotary Member in Morgan County, WV.

Sigel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University.

Matthew Toomey, JD
Vice President, Patient Financial Services

Matthew Toomey, JDMatthew T. Toomey, JD, joined Valley Health in 2015 as vice president, Patient Financial Services, focused on optimizing technology and creating opportunities for service excellence.

Toomey was previously director of Patient Financial Services at Johns Hopkins Health System and a senior consultant with O’Boyle, Inc., in Baltimore, providing healthcare clients with revenue cycle review, project management and accounts collections.

Toomey earned a Juris Doctor degree from The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, where he also completed his bachelor’s degree.

Barbara Walters, MD
Vice President, Medical Affairs, Page Memorial Hospital

Barbara Walters, MD

Barbara Walter, MD, is the Vice President of Medical Affairs for Page Memorial Hospital in Luray, Virginia, and is board certified in surgery. Dr. Walter received her medical degree from the Medical College of Philadelphia. She completed her residency at Walter Reed National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

Anne Whiteside
Vice President, Nursing, Winchester Medical Center

Anne WhitesideAnne Whiteside is vice president of Nursing for Winchester Medical Center, and joined Valley Health in 2013.

She began her career as a staff nurse at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City and worked at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, an affiliate of New York University Medical Center.

During her career, Whiteside has served as a clinical coordinator, educator, consultant and administrator for rehabilitation services, long-term care and acute care facilities in New York, Connecticut and Texas.

Whiteside earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Columbia University, and Master of Business Administration from Ellis College at the New York Institute of Technology. She holds additional certifications in rehabilitation nursing (CRRN), healthcare quality (CPHQ), Nursing Executive (NEA-BC).

Valley Health System Board of Trustees

  • Joseph F. Silek, Jr. – Chair
  • Patrick D. Ireland, MD – Vice Chair
  • Thomas T. Gilpin, Secretary
  • Mark H. Merrill, President and CEO
  • Steven E. Cluss
  • James G. Dale, DO
  • Chad Dansie, MD
  • Sherif Kaiser, MD
  • Douglas B. Keim, MD
  • Jim Long
  • Mary Beth Price
  • Clifton L. “Kip” Rutherford
  • Jeffrey A. Skiles, MD
  • Harry S. Smith
  • Audrea Wynn, MD

West Region Hospitals Board of Trustees

  • Brad Close - Chairman
  • Steve Slonaker - Vice Chairman
  • Rebecca Stotler - Secretary
  • Janet Cheshire
  • Tom Leslie, DDS
  • Mark H. Merrill, President and CEO
  • Patrick Turnes, MD
  • Thomas Kluge, President, West Region Hospitals
  • Anthony Haywood, DO
  • Michael Watts, MD
  • Cynthia Price
  • Joseph Hashem, MD