Mario Liberatore, senior vice-president of Ohio Valley Bank and senior vice-president and chairman of the West Virginia Board Group, was named the chairman of the Pleasant Valley Hospital board of trustees. Others serving in leadership roles on the board include Pete Allinder, vice-chairman; Annette Boyles, secretary; and Charles Lanham, treasurer.
According to a news release from PVH, Liberatore has been a member of the Pleasant Valley Hospital board of trustees since 1995. Liberatore previously served a three year term, which began in 2002, as chairman. He also serves a member of the Point Pleasant Rotary Club, Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, Main Street Board of Directors, Mason County Public Service District, Mason County Community Foundation, Mason County Economic Development Authority and the Marshall University Big Green Foundation board of directors. Liberatore is married to Judaline, an artist and homemaker. The couple has two older daughters.
Liberatore said that he looked forward to serving as chairman of PVH’s board of trustees.
“I accept this challenge with a belief that my life experiences will assist and lead Pleasant Valley Hospital in firmly establishing quality healthcare services for the people of Mason County and surrounding areas,” he added. “I look forward to working with the other board members in developing ideas and concepts to further expand those services.”
Allinder serves as the minister of the Sand Hill Road Church of Christ. He has been a member of the PVH board of trustees since 2000. He and his wife, Sara, an English teacher at Wahama High School, have three older children and two grandchildren.
Allinder described PVH as a vital part of the local area and said that he was pleased to serve in a leadership position for the board.
“PVH is a wildly important part of our community,” Allinder said. “PVH is a community organization literally owned by the community, in business not for profit but for the benefit of the community. It is something every citizen should seek to promote, protect and improve.”
Boyles, a family support specialist with the Department of Health and Human Resources, also is involved with PVH through her service on the Pleasant Valley Hospital Health Foundation board. She along with husband, Kenny, have two older children and one son, who passed away.
Lanham, also has been involved with PVH for quite sometime, specifically serving on the board of trustees for more than 40 years and in the treasurers position for the past 14 years. Lanham along with his wife, Lilly Faye, a retired teacher, have four older children as well as many grandchildren.
Thomas E. Schauer, PVH interim chief executive officer and chief financial officer, said that he was pleased with the board’s new leaders.
“These individuals give unselfishly of their time and talents in order to make the tri-county area and Pleasant Valley Hospital successful. We are indebted to Michael Lieving, past board chairman, for his untiring efforts to the hospital and community during his tenure,” Schauer said. “Through the leadership and guidance of the Board of Trustees, PVH will continue to provide quality healthcare services to our customers, as we have done for over 50 years.”
Additional members of the hospital’s board of trustees include: Michael Lieving; James Lockhart, DDS; Jack Buxton, OD; Lannes Williamson; Clayton Faber; Randall Hawkins, MD; C. Dallas Kayser, Esq.; Dorsel Keefer; William Knight; Scott Barnitz; R. Michael Shaw, Esq.; James Rossi; Michael Bartrum; and William Tatterson. Stephen K. Rerych, MD, and president of the PVH medical staff, also attends the board meetings and votes on any issues that require board approval.
The new board officers will serve a term of two years.