Betty has a personal and professional interest in behavior modification to promote healthy lifestyles. This was the guiding premise of the Women on Wellness retreat, a project now in its 10th year. To that end, she has co-authored an instructional guide with Dr. Julie Smith and Dr. Ann Chester and she is a founder of the Women on Wellness Program. The publication is “Make ‘It’ Happen! For You: 5 Actions Steps for Leading Yourself To a Healthier Lifestyle.” It is the instructional guide used for the Women on Wellness retreats and is one of the tools in creating a holistically healthier life for women in West Virginia. Betty has worked to continually improve the program agenda for the retreat as it relates to the many cultures of West Virginia. As a part of the CoEWH leadership team and its history of multiple private and public partnerships and a community centric focus, Betty is dedicated to leading women and girls to better health holistically. Body, mind and spirit. Betty directs all the operations of the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health. Prior to joining WVU Betty lead several business including Coal, Restaurant and an industrial cleaning business. Betty earned an MBA at West Virginia University and a BA in Accounting and Business Education from Bentley College, MA. Betty serves as an adjunct professor of Community Medicine and is a member of the Women and Gender Studies Advisory Council. She is a current or past member of many organizations and boards as well as the Mountaineers for Progress.