BUCKHANNON, WV — Community Care of West Virginia’s (CCWV) chief executive officer, Rick Simon, will be giving the keynote at the Southern Upshur Business Association (SUBA) Annual Dinner on Wednesday, March 4.
A native of central West Virginia, Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from Glenville State College and went on to achieve a Master of Arts degree in education from East Carolina University. After spending many years in higher education at Glenville State College, Mississippi State University and North Carolina Wesleyan, Simon worked as a consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Returning to the Mountain State, Simon joined Community Care of West Virginia, then known as Tri-County Health Clinic.
Twenty-four years later, under Simon’s tenure, CCWV has grown from one location in Upshur County, to its current status with 15 medical centers, five CCWV-owned pharmacies, 13 contract pharmacies, one dental clinic and 53 school-based health center sites. CCWV also offers programs in behavioral health and assistance with addiction and recovery.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. at the Banks District Fire Hall in Rock Cave. The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Buckhannon Upshur Christmas Store. Those interested in tickets should email SUBA at SUBAWV@gmail.com by February 24. Tickets are $10 each.