OVMC Announces the Appointment of New Members of Board of Trustees

Friday, April 17, 2009

WHEELING--Officials at Ohio Valley Medical Center in Wheeling are pleased to announce the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees. They are Sandra M. Chapman, Major John Blevins and Dr. Gregory Saracco, all of Wheeling.

Chapman is a 1983 graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and has practiced law in the state of West Virginia since that time. She is currently the president-elect of the West Virginia State Bar.

By appointment of then-Governor Gaston Caperton, Chapman has served a nine-year term on the West Virginia Board of Education, where she held all offices and served twice as president. Following that, she served on the West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission as the designee of the State Superintendent of Schools.

Chapman is committed to and active in the community. She serves on the board of the Wheeling Symphony, as well as the board of the Wheeling Symphony Auxiliary.

Chapman and her husband, Patrick Casey reside in the Woodsdale section of Wheeling with their three children: Ethan, Liam and Veronica.

Blevins is currently serving as the Major of the Wheeling Salvation Army. A 24-year veteran of the Salvation Army, Blevins has dedicated his life to the service of others. His primary focus with the Salvation Army is helping those in need in the greater Wheeling area.

Blevins and his wife of 34 years, Dianna, reside in Bethlehem with their beloved Dachshund, Mud Puddles. They are the parents of two sons. John Jr. and his wife, Stephanie are attending the Salvation Army College for Officer Training in Atlanta. Joshua attends Northern College.

Saracco, a board certified surgeon, has been an active member of the Medical-Dental Staff at OVMC since 1990. A graduate of West Virginia University, Saracco completed both his internship and residency at Allegheny General Hospital

Saracco is a past chairman of the Department of Surgery and is currently serving as vice-chairman. Addtionally, he recently completed a two-year term as the president of the Medical-Dental Staff. He is a member of the Medical Education Committee, serves as the surgeon liaison to the Cancer Committee and has previously served on both the Operating Room and Patient Care Committees.

Saracco and his wife, Jackie, have three daughters.