The West Virginia University Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Global Engagement Steering Committee focuses on creating sustainable, best in class global initiatives that are inclusive, collaborative, and professionally rewarding. The members of the committee function as key liaisons in the creation, alignment, and communication of internationally oriented programs, policies, initiatives, and opportunities. The Global Engagement Steering Committee is committed to fostering the evolution of international programs at West Virginia University.

Members of the Global Engagement Steering Committee

Ivan Martinez, PhD

Lisa Salati, PhD

Melanie Fisher, MD, FACP, MSc

Josephine Reece, MD

Mary Beth Mandich, PT, PhD

Jeremy C. Alltop, MSA, FHFMA

Christina DeBiase, MA, EdD

Peter Ngan, DMD

Jason Huber, PhD

Terrence Schwinghammer, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, FAPhA, BCPS

Douglas Slain, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, FASHP

Dana Friend, MPH, FNP-BC, RN

Susan Newfield, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC

R. David Parker, PhD

Ranjita Misra, PhD

William Petros, PharmD

George Spirou, PhD

G. Daniel Martich, MD, FACP

David C. Stewart

Alan Martin 

Allie Karshenas, PhD

Christopher Martin, MD, MSc

Victoria Thomas

Joanna DiStefano

Carrie Waybright, JD