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Justice Names 5 to Reconstituted Health Care Authority

Jim Justice

Gov. Jim Justice named five members to the newly reconstituted West Virginia Health Care Authority, which a new law places under the Department of Health and Human Resources.

According to the governor’s office, the authority’s role is to protect the health and well-being of West Virginians and to ensure access to cost-effective, high-quality health care.

Justice said the five all have knowledge of the industry.

All were appointed to five-year terms.

They are Martha Yeager Walker, of Charleston, who will chair the board.

Others are Darrell Cummings, of Wheeling; Charlene Ferrell, of Huntington; Robert Gray, of South Charleston; and Samuel Kapourales, of Williamson.