Healthcare
with Heart

Founded in 1982 by a group of local physicians who recognized the need for ongoing healthcare among the most vulnerable members of our community, WV Health Right remains committed to the belief that every person, no matter their insurance or financial status, is entitled to quality care.

Together, WV Health Right’s staff and volunteer healthcare professionals, who offer their time and talents at no cost to the clinic or our patients, work to ensure that quality care is available to the ever-growing number of individuals seeking treatment.

WV Health Right now provides more than 40,000 medically-underserved, uninsured, and underinsured adults with free comprehensive care valued at over $25 million annually, and we’re proud to serve patients from 34 counties and counting.

As West Virginia’s oldest and largest free and charitable clinic, we’re dedicated to filling both existing and emerging healthcare gaps across the Mountain State—because access to excellent, compassionate care is a basic human right.

Our Mission

WV Health Right provides free comprehensive healthcare to low-income, uninsured, and underinsured adults in West Virginia. We aim to make high-quality care accessible to all people, regardless of insurance or financial status.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

WV Health Right is committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes WV Health Right a better place to receive healthcare, a better partner in the communities we serve, and a better place to work. This commitment extends to all of our partners, patients, employees, and visitors—regardless of race, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, language, faith, ethnicity, or socio-economic background. We strive to dismantle systemic racism in healthcare and provide an equitable, inclusive, and diverse environment centered around high-quality healthcare with heart.

Our History

1982
WV Health Right was founded in 1982 by a group of local physicians who recognized the need for ongoing healthcare among the most vulnerable members of our community; services were offered mostly to people in Charleston in our early years.
1999
Our main clinic has operated from Charleston’s East End—where we are well-positioned to help many of our most vulnerable neighbors—since 1999.
2014
WV Health Right implemented a targeted outreach plan for the area's homeless population, including homeless veterans. Supportive wraparound services such as comprehensive healthcare are critical to keeping individuals experiencing homelessness off the streets and building a healthier community.
2019
WV Health Right partnered with Covenant House to establish a permanent satellite clinic that is currently open two mornings per week to provide essential healthcare services, including medications. This partnership ensures that the most vulnerable members of our community can receive necessary care and treatment in a trusted and accessible environment.
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2019
WV Health Right launched a new program called Healing Opportunity for Parents Everywhere (HOPE) to help patients of childbearing age who are in recovery learn coping skills, parenting skills, financial planning, etc. These patients may be women who are pregnant, have children in their custody, or have lost custody of their children and seek to regain custody. The overall goal of this program is to assist parents in the first 12–24 months post-delivery and throughout their recovery with skill development so that they can maintain or regain custody of their children. Ultimately, our aim is to help alleviate the foster child crisis West Virginia currently faces.
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2021
After the first COVID-19 vaccine became available in the U.S., we joined forces with the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to administer free COVID-19 tests and vaccines at Charleston’s Civic Center and also created a drive-through vaccination and testing line at our main clinic. Tens of thousands of vaccinations were administered.
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2021
Our West Side Clinic opened, providing a full range of services, including HIV testing and harm reduction (with the exception of needle exchange).
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2021
We launched the Care in Action Expansion Campaign to support a major initiative to add a new three-story structure to our main clinic, as well as to revitalize the current structure to include an expanded laboratory, additional space for our on-site pharmacy, and a significant expansion of our behavioral health services, including dedicated counseling and office space for our numerous volunteer medical specialty providers and administrative staff.
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2022
The CommUNITY Wellness Center opened adjacent to our West Side Clinic. The center features four behavioral health offices, space for health education and community trainings, a childcare room (where WV Health Right staff look after kids while their parents attend appointments), a teaching kitchen, and an on-site gym.
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Board

President

Bob Whitler

Vice president

Ryan Lindsay, CPA

Treasurer

John Turley, M.D.

Secretary

Fran Moore

Past President

Libby Boggess, RN

Medical director

Greg Clarke, M.D.

CEO/Executive director

Dr. Angie Settle, DNP, APRN,
BC-FNP

Dan Thistlethwaite, M.D.

Zarpash Babar, M.D.

Christine Teague, Pharm, D.

Joe Farris, M.D.

Ivin Lee

James L. Johnson

David Shapiro

Dina Bowe, M.D.

Michael J. Tupta, DDS

Administrative Staff

Chief executive officer

Angie Settle, DNP, APRN, BC-FNP

Dr. Angie Settle, DNP, APRN, BC, FNP has been the CEO of WV Health Right since 2014. Prior to that, she served the clinic as the Clinical Coordinator for eight years and as a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1997. Angie received her Master of Science in Nursing from Marshall University in 1997, her Doctorate in Nursing from the University of Alabama in 2014, and an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Harvard University.

Director of clinical services

Rhonda Francis, CPhT

Rhonda has been employed with WV Health Right for over 20 years. She serves as the Clinic Director and oversees all clinic and pharmacy operations. She is very familiar with patient assistance programs that pharmaceutical companies offer, and she collects, maintains, and analyzes all of the data for the clinic’s in-house and off-site operations.

Dental clinic coodinator

Stephanie Smoot

Stephanie has been with WV Health Right working in the dental clinic since 2009. She has worked in many roles including performing RN dental screenings, helping schedule volunteer dentists to work in the clinic, and navigating patients for appointments. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Dayton and an associate’s degree in nursing from the University of Charleston.

Director of operations

Brandi O'Dell, MBA

Brandi has been employed with WV Health Right since 2018, where she brings nearly 20 years of government grants management experience. She currently serves as the Director of Operations and oversees all grants administration and compliance for the clinic, which includes anything from writing and reviewing grant applications and budgets; tracking all grant expenses; determining where the need for funding is; writing programmatic and financial reports; and much more. Brandi received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Charleston, a Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership and Development from Wheeling Jesuit University, and an Associate in Science in Legal Office Administration from West Virginia University Institute of Technology.

Director of communications and liaison to the ceo

Steven Hall, MBA

Steven began working with WV Health Right in 2016 and has worked in multiple management roles including development, opioid response, and communications. He now works in a dual role as Director of Communications and Liaison to the CEO. His career in healthcare began more than 20 years ago as a Registered Respiratory Therapist-Neonatal and Pediatric Specialist, working in both clinical and academic settings. Steven received his Master of Business Administration from West Virginia University in 2008. He also holds a bachelor’s degree from Marshall University and an associate degree from California College of Health Sciences.

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH, DIVERSITY, EQUALITY, AND INCLUSION/WEST SIDE CLINIC COORDINATOR

Shayla Leftridge, MPA

Shayla joined West Virginia Health Right in 2021 as the Director of Community Outreach, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. She is also the Site Coordinator for the West Side Clinic. Shayla holds a Master of Public Administration with an emphasis in non-profit management, budgets and policy, research methods, and statistical analysis. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in business management with a focus in economics and strategic planning. Shayla received a certificate in Fostering Diversity and Inclusion from Yale School of Management. Shayla has been very active in community advocacy and was honored with a hometown hero award in 2016 for her volunteer work. Her goal is to continue to create inclusive and equitable programs that support the local community and encourage community health.