HAI Faculty

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise

Shannon Blevins
Director of Economic Development

Cathleen Collins, PhD, RN, CNE
Chair, Department of Nursing

Margie Ann Tucker, PhD
Chair, Department of Natural Sciences

The University of Virginia

Ruth Bernheim, JD, MPH
Division Head 
Public Health Policy & Practice

Diane E. Boyer, MSN, PMHNP-BC
School of Nursing

Cathy Campbell, PhD
School of Nursing

Tanya Denckla Cobb
Associate Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation

David C. Gordon
Co-Director, Healthy Appalachia Institute 
Director, Office of Telemedicine 

Frank Dukes, PhD
Director, Institute for Environmental Negotiation

Dorrie Fontaine, PhD
Dean, School of Nursing

Richard L. Guerrant, MD
Director, Center for Global Health

Dina Halme, PhD
Associate Director for Research, Cancer Center

Pace Lochte
Director of Economic Development

Elizabeth McGarvey, EdD
Associate Professor, Public Health Policy & Practice

Joyce Green Pastors, RD, MS
Director, Virginia Center for Diabetes Prevention and Education
Assistant Professor of Education in Internal Medicine

Paige Pullen, PhD
Associate Professor, Curry School of Education

Terrance J. Rephann, PhD
Regional Economist, Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service

Karen S. Rheuban, MD
Associate Dean
Director, Office of Telemedicine

William Shobe, JD, PhD
Director, Center for Economic & Policy Studies, Weldon Cooper Center

Scott A. Syverud, MD
Department of Emergency Medicine

Peyton T. Taylor, Jr.,  MD
Professior Emeritus, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Tanya Wanchek, JD, PhD
Policy Economist, Weldon Cooper Center

Kathy Wibberly, PhD
Director, Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center

Community and Higher Education Institutions

Jim Baldwin
Exeuctive Director, Cumberland Plateau Planning District

Eleanor Sue Cantrell, BPharm, MD
Medical Director, Healthy Appalachia Institute
Director, Lenowisco Health District

Tony L. Lawson
Director, Mountain Empire PACE

Susan Mayhew, PharmD
Dean, Appalachian College of Pharmacy

Paula Meade, DNP
Clinical Director, Health Wagon, Inc.

Joe Frank Smiddy, MD
Wellmont Health System