Buckhannon — West Virginia Community Care is transitioning to a nearly all-women leadership team after promoting two longtime employees to new positions on its executive leadership team, officials say .
Trish Collett has been appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Kristi Walker has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer.
CCWV officials announced that Colette and Walker had been appointed to leadership roles after demonstrating exceptional ability to lead the healthcare sector at an all-staff meeting in October. Started working with permissions.
Colette, who has been with CCWV for 21 years, will work directly with the company’s chief executive officer, Rick Simon. Prior to her role as Deputy CEO, Colette served as Chief Operating Officer, Director of Medical Services, and Physician Assistant providing care to patients.
She managed the implementation of CCWV’s school-based medical services and walk-in CareXpress clinics. Collette Alderson graduated from Broaddus College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Science and attended the WVU Healthcare Essentials MBA program.
“It has been rewarding to see Community Care expand and progress over the years, and I look forward to continuing that mission in this new role.” Colette said.
Walker began working with CCWV in 2013 as the Affordable Care Act Coordinator. Throughout her CCWV career, she has been responsible for implementing several special projects.
In that role, she oversaw grants and administratively led the expansion of behavioral health services and substance use disorder programs. .
“I am excited to continue pursuing my passion of making healthcare accessible to everyone in West Virginia and continuing my mission of providing complete care to our community.” Walker said.