Our Staff

Sherri P. Ferrell, MBA | Chief Executive Officer
Sherri Ferrell serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the WVPCA. In this role, she oversees the implementation of the strategic goals of the Association and works closely with the Board of Directors to assure the WVPCA's mission and vision are achieved. Ms. Ferrell advocates to the state and federal government to strengthen and preserve the health care safety net. She is responsible for overall operations of the Association and serves as the spokesperson for the community health system of care.

Debra Boyd | Chief Operations Officer/ Chief Finance Officer
Debra Boyd joined the WVPCA as the organization's Chief Operations and Chief Financial Officer (COO/CFO). Ms. Boyd will be responsible for providing leadership and partnership to the chief executive officer in the administration and execution of the Association’s strategic plan. This includes program oversight, resource development, member services, human resource functions, administration and operations. Her primary responsibilities also include providing financial leadership for the organization.

Staci Arnold, MBA | Data Services & Integration Specialist 
In her role as Data Services & Integration Specialist, Staci Arnold provides technical assistance related to EHR utilization including internal systems tables, data integrity, report generation data analysis and workflow.  She has many years of clinical healthcare experience before migrating into the EHR industry. In addition to her many years of clinical healthcare experience, she holds an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare.   

Joshua Austin | Policy and Communications Director
Joshua Austin serves as the Policy and Communications Director at the WVPCA. He leads the WVPCA’s efforts in advocacy and furthers a member-driven education, legislative, regulatory and policy agenda for community health centers. Before joining the WVPCA, he served as Provider Strategic Initiatives Director and then Provider Contracting Director at The Health Plan of West Virginia, a not-for-profit health insurer.  Josh is a three-time graduate of West Virginia University (MA/BA in Political Science and BS in Journalism) and a graduate of the University of Glasgow in Scotland (MSc in International Politics), which he attended as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar.

Paula Beasley | Education & Communications Coordinator
As Education & Communications Coordinator, Paula Beasley is responsible for planning and coordinating delivery of the Association's events and trainings.  She is responsible for a wide range of external and internal communications work, including the website, social media accounts and newsletters.  Paula has degrees from West Virginia State University, where she studied Communications, Marketing and Media Studies.

John Kennedy, MA | School-Based/Behavioral Health Coordinator
In his role as the School-Based/Behavioral Health Coordinator, John Kennedy supports the WVPCA membership needs as related to the development and advancement of behavioral and school-based health services including coordinating training, technical assistance, and advocacy.  John coordinates training, technical assistance, and advocacy for school-based health services.  John also serves as the liaison with the state Department of Education and the national School Based Health Alliance.  

Pamela Moore | Member Relations Coordinator
Pamela Moore serves as the WVPCA’s Member Relations Coordinator and her responsibilities include scheduling, maintaining minutes, files, etc. for all the monthly membership meetings and all standing committees of the Association. She assists with the planning, development, and implementation of training programs and conferences and assists the Executive Director in daily activities. Additionally, she assesses the issues of importance to the members and relates those issues back to the PCA staff in order to meet those needs.

Shannon Parker, MBA, PCMH CCE | Director of Health Center Operations 
In her role as Director of Health Center Operations, Shannon Parker is responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing statewide initiatives in support of the ongoing, growth and development of community health centers. This includes support and guidance to community health centers working to become PCMH recognized. As well as, assist the practice in redesigning care processes to provide evidence-based, patient-centered care that maximizes resources and facilitates an efficient work environment. 

Ruby Piscopo, CAC | Outreach & Enrollment CoordinatorRuby
As the Outreach and Enrollment Coordinator, Ruby will be working to assure that the necessary training and support is given to health center staff as they help individuals enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicaid.  She will also coordinate a variety of outreach and enrollment programs designed to identify under-served population segments and provide assistance for accessing services.  Ruby graduated from Wheeling Park High School and later moved to the Charleston area to attend West Virginia State University.

Amanda West, BA-Accounting, BA-Marketing | Staff Accountant
As the WVPCA's staff accountant, Amanda West performs accounting duties such as maintenance of the general ledger; accounts payable and receivable functions; and the preparation of various accounting statements and financial reports.


 Emma White, RN | Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator
As Clinical Quality Improvement Coordinator, Emma White assists health centers with quality improvement initiatives. Emma has over 12 years of experience working with Community Health Centers and Quality Improvement Programs. She has considerable experience in developing and leading quality improvement activities and led the health center to be the only CHC in WV to achieve the Million Hearts award several years ago.  Emma enjoys working with data and identifying ways to use data to improve health outcomes. 

The WVPCA is the largest organized primary care network in the state.