About the Board

Parkersburg, WV

President

Ernest Miller, D.O.

Dr. Miller is a 1982 graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, WV. He became licensed with the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in June of 1983 as a Board certified Family Practitioner and has continued to practice in the state of West Virginia for 26 years.

 

Ernest Miller, D.O. was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine on March 2, 1998 by then Governor Cecil H. Underwood.  He first served as Vice-President and in January 2000, was elected by his fellow Board members to serve as the Board President, in which capacity he is still serving today.  He is also an active member of the State Osteopathic Society and the American Osteopathic Association.

Charleston, WV

Vice President

Robert Whitler

Mr. Whitler is the Vice President for Government and Community Affairs with the Charleston Area Medical Center.  He is also the Executive Director of the Partners in Health Network.  Prior experience includes health care consulting and serving as Vice President for Public Policy with the West Virginia Hospital Association. His other work experiences include positions with the Charleston Division/WVU Medical Center, WVU Extension Service and the Department of Health and Human Resources.

He also served two tours of duty with the Peace Corps in West Africa, including 2 years in Senegal as a Volunteer and 2½ years as Associate Director for Health and Rural Development in Sierra Leone.

He lives in Pinch with his wife Kathie.  They have two sons, Matthew and Michael, and three grandsons, Aidan, Alexander and Henry.

Charleston, WV

Secretary

Arthur Rubin, D.O.

Dr. Rubin is a 1979 graduate of the West Virginia SchSchool of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, WV. He became licensed with the WV Board of Osteopathic Medicine in July of 1983 and is Board Certified in Pediatrics. After practicing in Charleston at ABC Pediatrics, Dr. Rubin assumed the role of Regional Assistant Dean for the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009. He also currently serves as the DME for Osteopathic Medical Education at Charleston Area Medical Center.

Dr. Rubin serves on the boards of various local organizations and is President-elect of the WV Osteopathic Medical Association. He was appointed to the licensing board in 2009.

Dr. Rubin lives in the Charleston area with his wife Missy.

Lewisburg, WV

Lay Member

Sharon Rowe

Ms. Rowe retired as Vice President of Communications of the Greenbrier Resort and Club Management Company in 2005 after 27 years of service at The Greenbrier.  She is currently president of SHR Consulting, LLC.

Ms. Rowe is a former member and past chair of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, a former member and past chair of the Robert C Byrd Clinic, a director emeritus of HospiceCare and a member of the Visiting Committee of the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center at West Virginia University.  She serves on numerous non-profit boards as well as the boards of City Holding Company and City National Bank.

Ms. Rowe was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in 2015.

Barboursville, WV

Physician Member

Jimmy Adams, D.O.

Dr. Adams is a 1991 graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, now A. T. Still University.  He completed his internship in Family Medicine and received training in Radiology and Nuclear Medicine from Doctor’s Hospitals in Columbus, Ohio.  Dr. Adams also received training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the Medical College of Virginia.  Dr. Adams is credentialed in pain management by the American Academy of Pain Management and holds competency certification in controlled substances management from the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.  He has been a West Virginia Delegate of the American Osteopathic Association and has served on the AOA Professional Affairs Committee and is a Board of Trustees member of the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association.  He is affiliated with the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Adams is in private practice in Barboursville.

Dr. Adams was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2015 by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and is a Fellow of the Federation of State Medical Boards.  

Chapmanville, WV

Heather Jones

Physician Assistant Member

Heather Jones, P.A.

Heather Jones is a 2005 graduate of Alderson Broaddus College in Philippi, WV with her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.  She also has a Masters degree in Biology from Marshall University, received in 2002.  She became licensed with the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2005 as an NCCPA certified Physician Assistant.  She has been in practice for the last 9 years in rural southern West Virginia.

Mrs. Jones is the first Physician Assistant member of the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine.  Her appointment came from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in March of 2013.  She is an active member of the West Virginia Association of Physician Assistants and the American Association of Physician Assistants.  She is currently employed at Boone Memorial Hospital in their rural health clinic and is a part time employee with Med Express.  She is also a preceptor for current PA students from Alderson Broaddus University.  She volunteers regularly with the In-Action Project in Logan County.  She resides in Chapmanville, WV with her husband, Ronald, Jr. and their son, Ronald, III.  

Saulsville, WV

Michael Muscari, DO

Physician Member

Michael A. Muscari, D.O.

Dr. Muscari is a 1984 graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, located in Lewisburg, WV. He became licensed with the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine in June 1985. He was certified in Family Practice through the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians in December 1996 and has been in practice in West Virginia for 29 years with his father, Dr. S. A. Muscari, Sr., his brother, Dr. Samuel A. Muscari, Jr., a childhood friend, Dr. Anthony R. Flaim and his nephew, Dr. Nicholas S. Muscari who just joined in July 2014.

Michael A. Muscari, D.O. was appointed to the West Virginia Board of Osteopathic Medicine on January 1, 2013. He is an active member with the West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association and the American Osteopathic Association.