Member, Board of Directors
David began his health care career serving 6 years as a Corpsman in the U.S. Navy following graduation from High School. Upon completion of his active duty responsibilities, he was accepted to the Physician Assistant program at Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV where he graduated with a B.S. in Medical Science. David worked as a clinician for 10 years in the Milwaukee Wisconsin healthcare arena. During his time in Wisconsin he was afforded additional management responsibilities, consulted on the use of Allied Health Professionals, managed a large Surgical Practice, was selected for a leadership academy and formally completed a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration.
In 1989, he and his wife moved to Wheeling WV where he assumed the role, Director of Surgical Support Services and Graduate Medical Education, still working as a clinician in addition to his Department Director responsibilities. Within 2 years he was offered a senior leadership opportunity and advanced to be the Hospital Administrator within a 2 hospital system. Along the way, he honed his leadership skills obtaining a graduate degree in Business Administration and a PhD in Healthcare Policy. Serving on numerous community boards, leadership roles in AAPA and ACHE as the Regent and WV Chapter President.
In 2008 he accepted the role as a Senior Staff for Clinical and Support Service Operations at Camden Clark Memorial Hospital where he led the merger and consolidation of two community hospitals in Parkersburg, WV, led the transition and affiliation with WVUHS and became the President and CEO of the newly consolidated organization.
In January 2018 David relocated to Morgantown, WV to accept the position as V.P. Strategic Initiatives for WVUHS. David’s corporate role was to assist the President & CEO of WVU Medicine in strategic planning, goal oriented strategic mergers and acquisitions along with establishing network driven operational changes.
In April of 2020 David retired and he and his wife returned to Vienna, WV to enjoy retirement. Just as David was planning his retirement activities which included re-establishing his Parkersburg Country Club membership, members of the club board reached out to him to ask if he would be interested in an Interim General Manager position.
David managed the Club through the COVID-19 pandemic, championing a major renovation project along with financial and service staff stabilization, at which time he and Board transitioned the leadership role to a permanent replacement in September 2021.