About

The West Virginia Geriatrics Society is the state affiliate of the American Geriatrics Society (AGS).  We are a 501 c 3  WV non profit organization with membership.  Our members are dedicated to improving the health, independence, care, and quality of life of older people.  Members include geriatricians, geriatrics nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, family practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, internists and other healthcare professionals and para professionals who are either interested in or practice care for older individuals, with a focus on championing inter-professional teams, eliciting personal care goals, and treating older people as whole persons.

Goals of the Organization:

  • Promote and support the interdisciplinary practice of geriatrics.

  • Increase the number of healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists, dentists and others) knowledgeable about the care of older adults.

  • Advocate for improved healthcare for older adults

  • Promote effective high-quality education.

  • Encourage Patient outcome-oriented research and dissemination

  • Foster needs of membership and engagement of members

  • Encourage students to pursue a career in Geriatrics.

We are governed by a Board of Directors made up of healthcare professionals and paraprofessionals with  a specialty or interest in the care of older adults.  

Board of Directors 2021

Officers

 

President, David Elliott, PharmD, BCGP
WVU School of Pharmacy – Charleston Campus

 

 

Lisa Nord, Pharm D.

Marshall University School of Pharmacy

Huntington, WV

 

Secretary/Treasurer, JT Hunter, CDP

REMT Care Partner Coaching

 

 

Board Members


Carma Korman, MSW
Robert C. Byrd Clinic

Lewisburg, WV

Pavithra Indramohan, MD
Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Huntington, WV

Melanie Hall, MSN, RN
CEO, Hospice of Huntington, Inc.

Huntington, WV

Michaela Leffler, PharmD, BCGP Assistant Professor

University of Charleston  School of Pharmacy

Charleston WV

Jane Marks, CDP
Dementia Practitioner and Caregiver Advisor

Charleston, WV

Haley Moore, MHA, NHA 

Executive Director, Genesis Health Care Dunbar Center

Dunbar, WV

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Supporting the care of older adults and geriatric education in the Mountian State

2019 Annual Summit

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