Barbara Holt, MS

Executive Director

Center for Rural and Community Health

West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

400 Lee Street N A218

Lewisburg, WV 24901


Office: 304-647-6204

Barbara Holt is the Executive Director for the Center for Rural and Community Health (CRCH) with responsibilities that include overseeing the expansion, operation and management of this department. Barbara’s career in the health field includes nine years with the regional Mid-Ohio Valley Health Department with her major responsibilities as the Population Health Director. Barbara then progressed to CRCH in 2019 as their State Opioid Response (SOR) Program Manager completing multiple objectives each year to help educate, train and ensure services were offered to those with substance use disorder. As the Self-Management Resource Center’s T-Trainer, Barbara has the opportunity to help those with chronic disease/pain learn tools to use to self-manage their disease/pain.


  • Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Regents Bachelor of Arts, West Virginia University
  • T-Trainer Certification in Chronic Disease, Chronic Pain, and Diabetes Self-Management Programs, Stanford University

Interest: ​​​​​​​

  • Barbara is interested in projects, partnerships and outreach that help others learn ways to manage their health.


  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude
  • Member, The National Society of Leadership and Success

Selected Research and Scholarly Activity:

  • Jones D L, WVU A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Community-Based Chronic Pain Self-Management Program in West Virginia 2017-2018. Morgantown, WV: West Virginia University
  • Harm Reduction in Calhoun County, WV: Community Perceptions and Paths Forward (2019)