Board Members

The West Virginia Board of Medicine consists of 16 members. One member is the state health officer ex-officio, with the right to vote as a member of the board. The other 15 members are appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Eight of the members are appointed from among individuals holding the degree of doctor of medicine, two hold the degree of doctor of podiatric medicine, and two members are licensed by the board as physician assistants. Three lay members are appointed to represent health care consumers.

 

Board Member

Member Classification

Term Expires

Kishore K. Challa, MD, FACC
President

Physician

09-30-2022

Ashish Sheth, MD
Vice President

Physician

09-30-2019

Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH
Secretary

Ex-Officio

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Timothy (Tim) Donatelli, DPM

Podiatric Physician

09-30-2022

Harry E. Duncan Jr., MD

Physician

09-30-2020

Ahmed Daver Faheem, MD

Physician

09-30-2019

Reverend Janet Harman

Public

09-30-2022

Carrie Lakin, DPM

Podiatric Physician

09-30-2021

Jonathan P. Lilly, MD

Physician

09-30-2023

Angela Mayfield

Public

09-30-2023

David A. Mullins, MD

Physician

09-30-2020

Victoria (Tori) Mullins, PA-C

Physician Assistant

09-30-2022

Mustafa Rahim, MD

Physician

09-30-2019

Thomas (Wes) Steele, MD

Physician

09-30-2021

Russell O. Wooton, Esq

       Public

09-30-2022

K. Dean Wright, PA-C

       Physician
       Assistant

       09-30-2017

 

Kishore K. Challa, MD, FACC – President



From Hyderabad, India, Dr. Challa graduated with honors from Osmania Medical College in India, then completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowship at Coney Island Hospital in New York. After completing his training in Interventional Cardiology at New York Medical College, Dr. Challa and his family moved to Charleston in 1989. He has served as Chief of Staff at Thomas Memorial Hospital in South Charleston.

Dr. Challa is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology and serves as a member of the Credential Committee and as cardiology subsection chairman at Thomas Memorial. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology, American College of Chest Physicians, and the Kanawha Medical Association. Dr. Challa is the President of South Charleston Cardiology Associates. In February 2013, he was presented with a Distinguished West Virginian Award by Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin. In 2014, he was presented the Heart of Gold Award by the American Heart Association.

Dr. Challa and his wife, Jalasree, have one son and one daughter.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
September 2013                                                      Executive/Management Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee, Chair

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Ashish Sheth, MD – Vice President

Dr. Sheth graduated from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Memorial Medical College in Amravati, India. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Jersey Shore Medical Center.

Dr. Sheth is affiliated with Thomas Memorial Hospital, where he has served on the hospital’s Peer Review Committee since 2005. Additionally, in 2005 he served as Chairman of the Department of Medicine and Family Practice.

Dr. Sheth lives in Cross Lanes with his wife Falguni, who is a respiratory therapist and assists in his medical practice, WV Primary Care. Together they have one son and one daughter.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Complaint Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Executive/Management Committee
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee

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Catherine C. Slemp, MD, MPH - Secretary

Dr. Slemp has served as a public health consultant for governmental, academic, professional and community organizations since 2011, and as a relief and development coordinator for the Episcopal Diocese of West Virginia since September 2016.  She previously was acting state health officer from 2002 through 2011.  

In 1994, Dr. Slemp began working for DHHR as clinical and program director, and then for two years served as communicable disease transitions coordinator and epidemiologist for DHHR’s Division of Surveillance and Disease Control. She later served as director of the Center for Threat Preparedness for nine years.  

Dr. Slemp holds a bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Princeton University, and a master’s degree in public health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. She earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Executive/Management Committee
                                                                                 Legislative Committee
                                                                                 Personnel Committee

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Timothy J. Dontelli, DPM

Dr. Donatelli is affiliated with the Foot and Ankle Clinic of the Virginias in Princeton. The clinic maintains additional offices in Beckley, Bluefield, Charleston, Montgomery and Oceana. He also is affiliated with Bluefield Regional Medical Center and Princeton Community Hospital.

Dr. Donatelli specializes in general podiatric medicine, orthopedics, and foot and ankle surgery. He is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, and completed his residency training at Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Legislative Committee 
                                                                                 Licensure Committee

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Harry E. Duncan Jr., MD

Dr. Duncan, a gastroenterologist, has practiced his entire career in Charleston. A graduate of West Virginia University and the WVU School of Medicine, he completed post-graduate training  in Medicine, Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at the WVU- Charleston Division.

Now a private practitioner, Dr. Duncan worked in a group practice, Charleston Gastroenterology Associates, from 1980 to 2011, and as an emergency room physician from 1974 to 1981 in Charleston, Logan and Ripley. He is board certified in Medicine and Gastroenterology, and affiliated with Thomas Health Systems, Charleston Surgical Hospital and the Day Surgery Center.

Dr. Duncan and his wife, Paula, have six children and nine grandchildren.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

    Licensure Committee, Chair
    Physician Assistant Committee 

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Ahmed Daver Faheem, MD, DLFAPA



Dr. Faheem, from Hyderabad, India, completed his medical training and residency in India, England, and the U.S. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, and by the American Board of Adolescent Psychiatry. He is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at West Virginia University, in addition to a full-time private practice in Beckley, where he resides.

Dr. Faheem is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Faheem has served as the President of Beckley Appalachian Regional Hospital, President of the Raleigh County Medical Society, and President of the West Virginia Psychiatric Association. Dr. Faheem is currently Associate Medical Director of General Psychiatry and Medical Director of Adolescent Psychiatry at BARH. Dr. Faheem also served as the President of the WV State Medical Association from 2001 to 2002.

A former chair of the board's Complaint Committee, Dr. Faheem is a recipient of the WVSMA's Wyeth-Ayerst Outstanding Community Service Award, and in 2016 received the West Virginia Mutual Insurance Co.'s Robert L. Ghiz, M.D. award for outstanding service to the Mountain State's physician community.

Dr. Faheem was a member and ex-chairman of the WV Comprehensive Behavior Health Commission and served for nine years as a board member of Appalachian Regional Healthcare, which oversees nine hospitals in Kentucky and West Virginia.

Previous Board Appointments                         Current Committee Appointments

June 1993                                                            Executive/Management Committee
June 1998                                                            Legislative Committee
November 2010                                                   Personnel Committee

 

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Rev. Janet M. Harman

Rev. Harman is a deacon, associate at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charleston, and also serves as the campus pastor at The University of Charleston. She and her husband, John N. Harman IV (Newt), reside in Charleston. She has sung mezzo soprano with the WV Symphony Chorus for the past 20 years.

For the West Virginia United Methodist Church, Rev. Harman leads the Conflict Transformation Teams and has provided leadership with the Board of Ordained Ministry. She is a WV-licensed professional counselor and social worker.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                             

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Carrie Lakin, DPM

Dr. Lakin, raised in Millerton, PA, completed undergraduate studies with a degree in Health Sciences at Gannon University in Erie, PA. She earned a Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, and completed her podiatric surgical residency at Loyola University Medical Center.

She practices in Charleston, her special areas of interest are diabetic limb salvage and pediatric gait abnormalities.

Dr. Lakin’s previous roles include Chief of Surgery, Credentialing Committee Chair, and Ethics Committee member at St. Francis Hospital. She also serves on the TT&P Committee at Charleston Area Medical Center, where she is podiatric sub-section chief. She remains active in the West Virginia Podiatric Medical Association, formerly serving as Secretary/Treasurer and presently as the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee representative. She formerly served the uninsured at West Virginia Health Right, and is a member of the staff parish relations committee at Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston.  She has one daughter.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Complaint Committee

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Dr. Jonathan P. Lilly, MD

Dr. Lilly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry at Marshall University in 1985 and his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at MU in 1989. He also completed his family practice residency at Marshall, where he served as chief resident in his third year.  

Dr. Lilly is board certified in family practice and is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He is a partner at Dunbar Medical Associates, PLLC, where he has spent his entire career. He maintains active privileges at Thomas Memorial Hospital, where he has served on multiple committees.  

In addition, Dr. Lilly has served as medical director at several Charleston-area skilled nursing facilities and in October 2016 became consulting corporate medical director for American Medical Facilities Management, Inc. (AMFM). He recently was elected as medical director for Aledade West Virginia ACO (accountable care organization), a statewide organization of independent primary care physicians dedicated to a value-based practice care model.

He and his wife, Kathryn, reside in Winfield and have four adult sons who reside in the area.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee

 

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Angela Mayfield

Ms. Mayfield is an associate broker at Real Estate Central, the 2019 president of the Kanawha Valley Board of REALTORS®, a director on the WV Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors, the secretary of the WV Futbul Club, and a member of the Thomas Health Systems Board of Directors.    

Her employment and volunteer background includes experience at the American Heart Association and the Center for Economic Development. She is a former member of the WV Symphony League, Friends of Culture and History, Childhood Immunization Advisory Board and the Minority Health Forum. 

Ms. Mayfield lives in Cross Lanes with her husband and son. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee

 

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David A. Mullins, MD

Dr. Mullins is a graduate of the West Virginia University School of Medicine. He completed his surgical residency through WVU- Charleston Division, and since has successfully practiced as a general surgeon in the Princeton area.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Complaint Committee                                                                              

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Victoria Mullins, PA-C

Ms. Mullins, of South Charleston, is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), and is affiliated with THS Physician Partners and Kanawha Urology Associates. She is a 2010 graduate of Alderson Broaddus College. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee, Chair
                                                                                 Licensure Committee                                                                                                                                                            

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Mustafa Rahim, MD

Dr. Rahim graduated from Dow Medical College, University of Karachi, in Pakistan and completed his post-graduate training at Christ Hospital Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL.

Dr. Rahim is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Rahim is a member of the Appalachian Regional Healthcare Advisory Board, the Bluefield State College Advisory Board and is Chairman of Credentialing at Appalachian Regional Healthcare in Beckley. Additionally, Dr. Rahim is Chief of Staff at Appalachian Regional Healthcare, and is the Medical Director at Raleigh Center in Daniels, Mullens Manor in Mullens, Glen Rogers Manor in Glen Rogers and Rescare.

He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Medicine at ARH, and was also the Medical Director of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, SWVC.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

   Legislative Committee

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Thomas (Wes) Steele, MD.

Dr. Steele was raised in Huntington. He completed his undergraduate studies at Marshall University and at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Steele is a West Virginia University medical school alumnae who likewise completed his residency in pediatrics through West Virginia University, where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Steele joined Pediatric Partners in Fairmont in July 1995.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

                                                                                 Complaint Committee

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Russell O. Wooton, Esq.

Mr. Wooton practices at Wooton & Wooton, Attorneys at Law in Beckley. He is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law, and specializes in personal injury cases, as well as criminal defense and real estate law. 

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments
                                                                                 Licensure Committee
                                                                                 Physician Assistant Committee                                                                              

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K. Dean Wright, PA-C

After completing a course in Cardiovascular Surgery and Post- Operative Patient Management at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Mr. Wright has been employed in Cardiovascular and Thoracic  Surgery operating out of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. Prior to moving to Huntington, he was the Chief Physician Assistant at Wheeling Hospital for 13 years.

Mr. Wright attended Glenville State College and obtained his Physician Assistant / Bachelors of Science Degree from Alderson- Broaddus College. He completed his residency at Norwalk Hospital- Yale University Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program in Connecticut. In August 2005, he was recognized by the Residency Program with the Scallon Alumni Achievement Award for his many contributions to the physician assistant profession.

He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery and the WV Association of Physician Assistants. He was named the WVAPA Physician Assistant of the Year in 2001. Mr. Wright is a member of Fifth Avenue Baptist Church in Huntington, where he resides with his wife, Judy. He has six children and five grandchildren.

Previous Board Appointments                             Current Committee Appointments

December 1998                                                        Legislative Committee, Chair

September 2004                                                       Physician Assistant Committee

October 2005

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