Board Members

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JAMES R. CHRISTIE, CHAIRMAN

1400 JOHNSON AVE., SUITE 4G
BRIDGEPORT, WV 26330
Term Expiration:  1-9-14
County:  Harrison
Affiliation:  Democrat
Phone:  304-842-6214
Fax:  304-842-6217
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    Biography
  • James R. Christie is Mayor of the City of Bridgeport, and a duly licensed and practicing attorney for over thirty-two (32) years. He is further an owner and Vice President of Comvest Ltd., Inc., a municipal leasing and finance company. He has extensive experience in tax-exempt financing, including serving for the past 22 years as Chairman of the West Virginia Hospital Finance Authority, and working with cities and counties throughout the State of West Virginia. His background and past services include: (a) General Counsel for Grafton Coal Company; (b) Deputy Secretary of Commerce, Labor and Environmental Resources, State of West Virginia, under Governor Gaston Caperton; (c) Director, Governor’s Office of Community and Industrial Development, State of West Virginia; (d) Chairman of the West Virginia EDA; (e) Member and President of the Harrison County Board of Education; (f) President of the Harrison County YMCA for seven years; and (g) President of the Bridgeport Little League for two years. Mr. Christie has two sons, one daughter, one step-son and one step-daughter.

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JACK H. HARTLEY, VICE CHAIRMAN

798 GARDEN STREET
CHARLESTON, WV 25302
Term Expiration:  1-9-19
County:  Kanawha
Affiliation:  Republican
Phone:  304-344-4593
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    Biography
  • Jack H. Hartley, Vice Chairman of the West Virginia Hospital Finance Authority has served on the West Virginia Hospital Finance Authority Board for 16 years. He was born February 6, 1926 in Middleport, Meigs County Ohio. He attended Kanawha County Schools graduated form Dupont High School in May 1943. From June 1943 until April 1946 he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy Service in the Pacific Theater of War, World War II. From 1946 through 1948 he attended Morris Harvey College and West Virginia University. In 1948 he reentered the U.S. Navy Flight Training Program as an Aviation Cadet Candidate. In 1949 Until January 1951 he was in the Navy Flight Training Program. In 1951 he was designated a Naval Aviator and Commissioned Ensign U.S. Navy. From February 1951 until March 1973 he served in Active duty in various aviation billets. In 1951 he married Jean Ann Board. In March 1962 he graduated from the Navy Postgraduate School in Monterey, California with a Bachelor of Science degree and in 1970 he graduated from Postgraduate School with a Masters Degree in Business Management. In 1973 he Retired form the Navy and in 1988 was employed by the West Virginia State Health Department and became the Director of Administration and Oversight until he retired. In 1990 He was appointed to the Board of the West Virginia Hospital Finance Authority. Jack and Jean Hartley are the parents of two children Susan Jane Hartley Butler and James Douglas Hartley and they have four grandchildren.

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DAVID L. WILLIAMS

3981 TEAYS VALLEY ROAD
HURRICANE, WV 25526

Term Expiration:  6-30-15
Affiliation:  Republican
Phone:  304-757-8131
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  • Dave Williams, CFP is the Executive Vice President of Lanham O'Dell & Company, Inc. and has been with the firm since 1987.

    Dave has been responsible for the management of company operations and compliance while serving on the investment committee.  Born and raised in Elkins, West Virginia, he has lived and worked in Randolph and Pocahontas County providing products and services to the expanding ski industry in the 1970's and 80's. He has lived in Charleston West Virginia and served the Governor's Office on two occasions as well as having worked in Gubernatorial and Congressional campaigns. Dave has been active in Community Development serving as President of the Tri County YMCA Board of Directors and as an officer on the Putnam County Rotary Club Board of Directors. He is currently a member of the education committee of the Contractors Association  of West Virginia.

    Dave  graduated from Lynchberg College, Lynchberg, VA  in 1973, and has received his Certified Financial Planner designation from the College of Financial Planning, in Denver Colorado as well as NASD Series 7 and 65 Securities designations through the Investment Training Institute.

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GERALDINE ROBERTS

400 CENTRAL AVENUE
ELKINS, WV 26241

Term Expiration:  1-9-17
County:  Randolph
Affiliation:  Democrat
Phone:  304-623-6636
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  • Born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, February 19, 1949; admitted to bar, 1977, West Virginia and U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of WV. Education: Seton Hill College (B.A., 1971); West Virginia University College of Law (J.D., 1977). Member, Moot Court Board. Law Clerk to the Honorable Robert E. Maxwell, Chief Judge, U.S.District Court for the Northern District of WV, July, 1982 - May, 1988. Court Mediator, U.S. District Court for theNorthern District of WV. Member: Randolph County, Harrison County and American Bar Associations; The WestVirginia State Bar (Member, Board of Governors, 1988-1991); The West Virginia Defense Trial Counsel; Defense Research Institute.

    Practice Areas: Consumer & Civil Litigation – Trials; Insurance Extracontractual Liability; Insurance Coverage & Litigation Defense; Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

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TARA L. BUCKNER

BUILDING # 3 ROOM 451
CHARLESTON, WV 25305
Phone:  304-558-9138
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  • Tara L. Buckner is the Director of Internal Control/Policy Development for the Department of Health and Human Resources. She has been with the Department for nearly 12 years. She is a Certified Public Accountant and received her Masters of Business Administration degree from Marshall University. Mrs. Buckner has served on the Board of the West Virginia Hospital Finance Authority since February 2006. She resides with her husband and two children in Cross Lanes, West Virginia.

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BRYAN ARCHER

1900 KANAWHA BOULEVARD EAST
CHARLESTON, WV 25305
Phone:  304-341-0713
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    Biography
  • Bryan Archer is the Director of Debt Management for the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office. He is responsible for the activities of the division which includes maintaining Corporate Trust accounts, insuring timely payment of West Virginia’s General Obligation debt, and reporting information on debt activities of the State and its agencies. He is a current member and past chair of the State Debt Management Network.

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J. GORDIE ROOP

Term Expiration:  1/9/2018
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  • Jack Gordie Roop is the owner and operator of Roop Insurance and Financial Services, Inc. He has been in business for 20 years specializing in auto, home, life and business insurance. He is also a member of the Raleigh County School Board, and Vice President of the Raleigh County Community Action and President of Raleigh County Farm Bureau.

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