West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

405 Capitol St., Suite 800, Charleston, WV 25301 - 304-558-1675 v/tty (in WV only) - 304-400-6959 vp -Toll Free 866-461-3578 v/tty - 304-558-0937 Fax

Representing the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities

  • Paul See - Chairperson - term expires June 30, 2020
  • *John Burdette -term expires June 30, 2020
  • *Gloria Hollen - term expires June 30, 2020
  • *Roy Forman - term expires June 30, 2020
  • Barbara Calhoun - term expires June 30, 2019
  • Note: all above members are appointed by the Governor
  • *recommended by WVAD

Professionals and Family Members

  • Dr. David Blaine - Otolaryngologist - term expires June 30, 2020
  • Tammy Phillips - Teacher of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing - term expires June 30, 2018
  • Gwen Bryant - Parent of a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Child - term expires June 30, 2019
  • Dr. Karen McNealy - Audiologist - term expires June 30, 2019
  • Note: all above members are appointed by the Governor

Representing State Agencies (Ex-Officio Members)

  • Angela Wilson - Division of Labor Designee for Mitchell E. Woodrum, Acting Commissioner
  • Wendy Garrison - Department of Education Designee for Steven L. Paine, Ed.D State Superintendent of Schools
  • Nancy Sullivan - Department of Health and Human Resources Designee for Bill J. Crouch, Cabinet Secretary
  • Rachel Gill - Division of Rehabilitation Services Designee for Donna L. Ashworth, Acting Director
  • Christina Mullins - Bureau for Public Health Designee for Dr. Rahul Gupta, Commissioner
  • Pam Roush - WV Birth to Three Programs
  • Dr. Martin Keller - WV Schools for the Deaf and Blind
  • Susan White - Advisory Council for the Education of Exceptional Children

If you are interested in applying for any of the current vacancies, or would like to submit an application for a future vacancy, please review the Roles and Responsibilities for Board Members carefully. Only apply if you are willing to fulfill these responsibilities. If interested, complete and submit the Application for Gubernatorial Appointment.

Completed applications will be reviewed by, and nominees selected by, the Commission Board. Nominees selected will be submitted to the Governor for appointment to the Board. This process can be lengthy and we appreciate your patience. If you have questions or need further information or assistance, please feel free to contact the Commission.

Roles and Responsibilities for Board Members

*recommended by WVAD