Sonia Chambers Executive Director

Sonia Chambers has a wide variety of heath care experience. She began her professional life working for Congressman Bob Wise, serving as Legislative Aid, Legislative Director and Staff to the House Budget Committee. In 1992, Ms. Chambers returned to West Virginia where she served in various state government capacities including Director of Policy for Governor Caperton, Special Assistant for Coordinated Health Purchasing for the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Agency and Deputy Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. In 2001, Sonia was appointed to the West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCA). As Chair of WVHCA, she oversaw administration of hospital Rate Review, Certificate of Need, Clinical Data Analysis and Financial Disclosure. Since 2015 Sonia has led the West Virginia Health Information Network (WVHIN), the state’s Health Information Exchange. In addition to public sector positions focused on health care, she has worked for Marshall Health as the Affiliation Manager and Corporate Compliance Officer.

Sonia is a graduate of Davidson College. She loves her family, cycling, yoga, the great outdoors, live music and good food.

Denise Hershey, CPA Chief Operating Officer | Privacy & Security Officer

Denise came to the WVHIN April 2012. Out of college, she began her professional career with the West Virginia Legislative Auditor’s Office before moving on to the West Virginia DHHR. Denise held numerous positions within WV DHHR finishing her time there as the Comptroller for the Bureau for Children and Families. After DHHR, Denise spent time in the private sector working as Finance Director for a local family involved in numerous business endeavors and lastly as Controller with WV Media, until joining the WVHIN.

Denise is a Certified Public Accountant and a summa cum laude graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College holding Bachelor of Science degrees in both Accounting and Fashion Merchandising. She resides in Jackson County with her husband and daughter.

Ray Frye Director of Business 
Ray joined the WVHIN with over 20 years of health care experience. He enlisted in the US Army as a Combat Medic at age 18, Ray served a 3 year term overseas before returning state side. In 1995, he joined Laboratory Corporation of America as a Patient Service Technician, Ray steadily climbed the ranks with the company with a focus on patient services and operations. His most recent role with LabCorp was a 6 year stint as Vice President/ General Manager covering West Virginia, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.

A proud father of 3, Ray enjoys time with his twin daughters and baby girl and is a part-time fitness trainer and small business owner in Huntington, WV.

Katie Lemmon Administrative & Marketing Specialist 
Katie joined the WVHIN in June 2019. She has a background in marketing and came to WVHIN with experience of working on political campaigns and with local health providers. In just one year, she completed her Masters of Science in Health Care Administration at Marshall University. When not at work you can find her taking cycle and barre classes or planning her next road trip.