Kathie Brown, BSN, MA – Executive Director
Kathie earned her BS in Nursing from Alderson-Broaddus College, Philippi, WV and her MA in Administration from Nova University, FL. She has been the executive director of Wheeling Health Right since 1992. Prior to WHR she was the Nursing Coordinator and Assistant Director at Florence Crittenton Home and Services for 12 years.
Kathie is a graduate of Leadership Wheeling, Class of 1990; past president of Soroptimist International of Wheeling; and past charter president of Kiwanis Morning Club. She is a member of the Human Rights Committee at St. John’s Home; past president and current treasurer of West Virginia Association of Free Clinics; and a member of the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Free Clinics. Kathie is an active member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Church where she serves as an Elder. She has been the recipient of the WV State Journal’s Healthcare Heroes Award and IN Wheeling Magazine has honored her as a Guardian Angel of Wheeling. Kathie also recently was awarded as one of the YWCA Tribute to Women 2019 award winners.
Kathie resides in Wheeling with her husband Richard “Butch” Brown of 43 years; they have two sons and four grandchildren.
Kelly Clutter-Brown – Assistant Director
Clutter is a native of Wheeling who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Marketing with a minor in Communications from Marshall University. She also graduated with a Master’s from West Virginia University in Sports Management. Kelly has a passion for not only sports but helping others.
Kelly previously lived and worked in Atlanta, GA for 9 years as she was the Executive Services Manager for The Georgia Dome as well as worked for the Atlanta Falcons NFL Team overseeing all Executive Suite and Club Seat leasing program and over saw all aspects of the facility’s Executive Levels. Prior to the Dome and Falcons Clutter worked within Minor League Hockey with the Wheeling Nailers as the Director of Ticketing and Game Operations for 5 years and more recently worked as the Collections Manager for Main Street Bank in Wheeling as well as returned to the Nailers as the VP of Business Operations.
Currently Kelly serves as the agency representative on the Board of Directors for the United Way of the Upper Ohio Valley, serves on the Heart Association Committee for the Heart Ball and style show and is co-founder and committee member for the Patrick A. Clutter Memorial Scholarship and Golf Scramble. She resides in Wheeling with her son, step-son and husband Rick Brown.
Wendy Tronka – Development Director
A Wheeling native, Tronka brings 30 years of marketing and development experience to Wheeling Health Right, where she has written more than $800,000 in successful grants in 5 years. Wendy is passionate about ensuring that our programs are funded to provide the level of care our patients require. Before joining the clinic full-time, She was half of the United Way Development duo that raised $350,000 to open the Health Right dental clinic and garner $5 million more for other local nonprofits.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and development from Wheeling Jesuit University. She and her husband Michael live in Lansing, OH and are the parents of two grown daughters.
Dee Phillips – Executive Secretary/Special Event Coordinator
Dee is a graduate of Leadership Wheeling, Class of 2005, and past president of Ohio County Rotary. Prior to coming to Wheeling Health Right, she was the Executive Secretary at Northwood Health Systems. Dee joined the WHR staff in October, 1999. She attended West Virginia Northern Community College studying Marketing and West Liberty University studying psychology.
Dee is married to Michael Phillips, Sr. and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Shawn Core – Clinical Director
Core earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Capital University and a master’s degree as a nurse practitioner from Wheeling Jesuit University. She served in the Army as a cardiovascular intensive care unit nurse at The Ohio State University, Letterman Hospital at Presidio in San Francisco and the University of California at San Francisco.
She served at Walter Reed Hospital during Operation Iraqi Freedom and retired from the armed forces as a major in 2005. Her first job as nurse practitioner was at Wheeling Health Right in 2001, after which she entered independent practice until her recent return to Health Right.During that time, Core served on the Wheeling Health Right board of directors for several terms, the most recent of which guided her back to practice at the free and charitable clinic.
The mother of two and the grandmother of six, Core and her husband Todd Tipton live in St. Clairsville.
Don Rebich – Pharmacist
Don received his BS in Pharmacy from West Virginia University in 1977. He joined the Wheeling Health Right staff in 2003 and is currently the supervisor of the Pharmacy.
Rebich is an active member in his church and food pantry. He is also a member of the Wheeling Island Lions Club and this past year received the Leonard Jarrett Award, it is the highest honor bestowed by the West Virginia Sight and Hearing Conservation Foundation.
Don resides in Wheeling with his wife and family.
Medical and Clinical Staff