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NURSING HOMES: AN OVERVIEW
OF THE STATE SYSTEM
West Virginia
1 State Long Term Care Ombudsman
Suzanne Messenger
State LTC Ombudsman
Aging and Disability Resource Center
9541 Middletown Mall
Fairmont, WV 26554
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)363-1595
website:http://www.state.
wv.us/seniorservices/


11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Roy Herzbach
Regional Ombudsman Program Supervisor
Legal Aid Society of Charleston
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
922 Quarrier Street, #400
Embleton Building, 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301-2366
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)345-5934
Area Served: Mason county - **Supervises all the other ombs.**

2 Office on Aging
Ann Stottlemyer
Commissioner
WV Bureau of Senior Services - III
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0160
Work: (304)558-3317
Fax: (304)558-5609
website:http://www.state.
wv.us/wvseniors


Alice Hess
Ombudsman
AAA MOVRC/Region II
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
327 9th Street
Parkersburg, WV 26101
Work: (304)485-4242
Fax: (304)428-6741
Area Served: Calhoun, Doddridge, Jackson, Mason, Pleasants, Ritchie, Wirt and Wood counties

Sandra Vanin
Commissioner
WV Bureau of Senior Services - III
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305-0160
Work: (304)558-3317
Fax: (304)558-5609

Janel Isner
Ombudsman
LTC Ombudsman Program/Region VII
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 2985
Elkins, WV 26241
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)636-6355
Area Served: Barbour, Braxton, Gilmer, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Randolph, Upshur, Tucker, and Webster counties

3 Licensure and Certifications
John Wilkinson
Director
West Virginia Office of Health
Facility Licensure & Certification
350 Capitol Street
Room 206
Charleston, WV 25301-3718
Work: (304)558-0050
Fax: (304)558-2515

Phyllis Jarvis
Ombudsman
Legal Aid Society-Charleston/Region III
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
922 Quarrier Street
5th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)345-5934
Area Served: Clay, Kanawha, Roane counties

4 Medicaid Fraud Unit Control
David Bishop
Director
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of West Virginia
Capitol Complex - Bldg. 6
Room B-848
Charleston, WV 25305
Work: (304)558-1858
Fax: (304)558-3498

Delores Polly Lafferty
Ombudsman
Ombudsman with Legal Aid of WV
115B South Kanawha Street
Beckley, WV 25801
Work: (304)929-3938
Fax: (304)255-0562
Area Served: Raleigh, Boone, Logan, Mingo, McDowell and Wyoming counties

5 Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator
Alberta Slack
WV NHA Licensing Board
5303 Kensington Drive
Cross Lanes, WV 25313
Work: (304)759-0722
Fax: (304)759-0724

Margaret Medvick
Regional Ombudsman
Legal Aid Society of Charleston
LTC Ombudsman Program
P.O. Box 546
656 W. Piedmont St.
Keyser, WV 26726
Work: (304)788-6770
Fax: (304)788-2651

6 Medicaid Agency
Nancy Atkins
Commissioner
WV Dept of Health and Human Resources
Bureau for Medical Services
350 Capitol Street
Room 251
Charleston, WV 25301-3706
Work: (304)558-1700
Fax: (304)558-1451

Marge Medvick
Ombudsman
LTC Ombudsman Program/Region V
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
P.O. Box 546
Keyser, WV 26726
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)788-6770
Area Served: Berkley, Grant, Hampshire, Hardy, Jefferson, Mineral, Morgan, Pendleton counties

7 Quality Improvement Organization
John Wiesendanger
Chief Executive Officer
WV Medical Institute, Inc
3001 Chesterfield Place
Charleston, WV 25304
Work: (304)346-9864
Fax: (304)346-9863

Maggie Meehan
Ombudsman
Appalachian Legal Services, Region VIII
1428 Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)431-3016
Area Served: McDowell, Mercer, Monroe, Raleigh, Summers, Wyoming counties

8 Protection and Advocacy System
Clarise Hausch
Acting Executive Director
West Virginia Advocates, Inc.
1207 Quarrier Street
Litton Bldg., 4th Floor
Charleston, WV 25301
Work: (304)346-0847
Fax: (304)346-0867

Diana Ramey
Ombudsman
Legal Aid Society of Charleston/Region IV
Long Term Care Ombudman Pro.
1005 Sixth Avenue
Huntington, WV 25701
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)697-2071
Area Served: Cabell, Lincoln, Putnam, Wayne counties

9 Adult Protective Service Agency
Bonnie Pishner
Program Manager
Office of Social Services/Admin & Adult Servi
Dept of Health & Human Res.
350 Capitol Street
#691
Charleston, WV 25301-3740
Work: (304)558-3076
Fax: (304)558-4563

Chris Rine
Ombudsman
Legal Aid Society of Charleston/Region I
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog
1025 Main Street
The Mull Center, Suite 716
Wheeling, WV 26003
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)232-7879
Area Served: Brooke, Hancock, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Tyler, Wetzel counties

11 Local and Regional Ombudsmen
Brenda Alvarado
Ombudsman
Ombudsman with Legal Aid of WV
110 South Third Street
Clarksburg, WV 26301
Work: (304)326-2012
Fax: (304)623-6215
Area Served: Harrison, Monongalia, Lewis, Preston, Taylor

Betsy Talbott
Ombudsman
Legal Aid West Virginia
Long Term Care Ombudsman Prog.
153 Holland Avenue
Westover, WV 26501
Work: (800)834-0598
Area Served: Barbour, Harrison, Lewis, Monongalia, Preston, Taylor, Upshur counties

Alice Dillon
Ombudsman
Appalachian Legal Services, Region VIII
1428 Main Street
Princeton, WV 24740
Work: (800)834-0598
Fax: (304)431-3016


Last Updated Monday, September 08, 2008


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