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Elizabeth (Betty) Critch, MBA, Executive Director Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (CoEWH)

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.

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Roberta I. Renzelli-Cain, DO, MHS, NCMP, FACOG

Roberta I. Renzelli-Cain, DO, MHS, NCMP, FACOG was a former Obstetrics and Gynecology Resident and faculty member at WVU-Medicine.  She has rejoined the WVU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is the Director of the Nationally Designated Center of Excellence in Women’s Health.  WV is proudly one of 20 Centers for Excellence in Women’s Health in the United States, designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. The Center of Excellence is dedicated to providing evidence based health care, social programs for the underserved and behavioral change to promote wellness for females throughout childhood, adolescence, child bearing, mid-life and beyond.

Most recently, Dr. Renzelli-Cain comes to us from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she served as the Medical Director of the Allegheny Health Network’s FOR WOMEN, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Center for Integrative Health. The center provided women of all ages an individualized approach to health and wellness. Dr. Renzelli-Cain’s practice focused on developing self-esteem in Adolescents, as well as Advanced Maternal Age Pregnancies, Midlife Medicine and Sexual Health.  

In 2013, Dr. Renzelli-Cain was invited by the Peters Township School District in McMurray, PA, for her work in Adolescent and Sexual Health, to develop a comprehensive Sex Education program. This program was endorsed by Highmark Health and is currently being used district wide.  The program provides age appropriate sex education beginning in the 5th grade and continues until graduation from high school.  The program is currently being used as a model in several public school system in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, PA.