Meet the Leadership Team

Melanie Akers, MSN, RN, NEA-BC

Director of Hoops Family Children's Hospital & Maternity Services

Phone: 304.526.4569 | Email:

Lori Blackburn, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager NICU & NICU Follow-up Clinic

Phone: 304.399.6834 | Email:


Talisha Franklin, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager of NTU & MOMS Program

Phone: 304.526.2371 | Email:

Marie Frazier, MD, FAAP

Medical Director of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit & Children's Advocacy Center / Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, Marshall University JCESOM

Phone: 304.691.1371 |

Michele McMaster, RN, BSN

Nurse Manager of Pediatrics & PICU

Phone: 304.526.6349 | Email:

Bob Miller, MD

Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit / Professor and Associate Chair for Education of the Department of Pediatrics at the Joan C Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University


Eduardo Pino, MD, FAAP

Medical Director of Clinical Operations

Jodi Plumley, MD

Medical Director of the Neonatal Therapeutic Unit


Angela Seay, BA, MS, LSW

Child Advocacy Center Coordinator

Phone: 304.526.2349 | Email: