Leadership academy graduates 12th class

The 12th class of the Laurence B. Mallory Leadership Academy at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has graduated. The 2018 participants are, from left, seated: Janine Hiles, stroke/chest pain coordinator; Patti Birt-Smith, CCPC Vascular Lab, Joanna Ramey, clinical nurse manager Critical Care. Standing: Jessica Mixer, Quality and Patient Safety; Matt Stachera, Sleep Lab; Cody Hall, Performance Improvement; Chris Miller, Safety and Security; and Crystal Glover, Nursing. (Photo Provided)

PARKERSBURG — The Laurence B. Mallory Leadership Academy at WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center has graduated its 12th class.

A dinner was held at the Parkersburg Country Club for participants were Patti Birth-Smith, Crystal Glover, Cody Hall, Janine Hiles, Chris Miller, Jessica Mixer, Joanna Ramey and Matthew Stachera.

The participants were selected by senior leadership and demonstrated their commitment to the year-long program by attending more than 110 hours of classes in addition to shadowing other departments, community service, writing a personal mission statement and completing personal assessments.

Nancy Brooks, director of Organizational Development and Support Services who developed the program and facilitated it since implementation, said participants not only learn about effective leadership, but about themselves, too.

“Completing the program is certainly a commitment, but I believe any of the 93 graduates of the academy would say it was an experience they absolutely have no regrets of having been a part of,” said Brooks.

The academy was established with the support of the Camden Clark Foundation. The first graduating class was in 2007.

In 2012, the academy was renamed the Laurence B. Mallory Leadership Academy in honor of “Larry” Mallory, a dedicated member of the board of directors.

“Even in death, his legacy for encouragement and support of the professional and personal development of our employees lives on and will be a part of future educational opportunities,” Brooks said.