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Local resident named to Board of Directors

By Staff | Jun 4, 2010

MARTINSBURG – The Board of Directors of West Virginia University Hospitals-East recently announced the appointment of Betty Gunnoe, Rhonda Monroe and Nicholas Trietsch to the WVUH-East health system board.

Gunnoe, a Martinsburg native and member of the Martinsburg City Council, retired in 2007 from the Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library after 41 years of service. She was a member of the City Hospital board of trustees from 1987 until 2001, and the Gateway Regional Health System board of directors from 1989 through 2001. Gunnoe is active in many professional and civic organizations, and is a lifelong member of Otterbein United Methodist Church.

Monroe is a native of Washington D.C. and a part time educator in Jefferson County. She earned Bachelor of Science degrees in both economics and finance from Mount Saint Mary’s College, and holds a MBA from the University of the District of Columbia. Monroe is a national spokesperson for WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women and Heart Disease, and is an advocate for ending domestic violence. She serves on the board of directors for Community Alternatives to Violence and is an op-ed community columnist for The Journal.

Trietsch, a Shepherdstown resident, is a foster care social worker at the Children’s Home Society of West Virginia. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Shepherd University and is currently working on a Masters in Social Work through West Virginia University. He is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and was recently inducted into the Golden Key International Honour Society.

The new board directors replace three longtime board members, J. Wayne Lancaster, Donald Mickey and Randall Linn Sheetz.