WVSRC Mission Statement

The mission of the West Virginia Society for Respiratory Care is to:

  • Promote and advance the profession of Respiratory Care whenever and wherever possible.

  • Provide opportunities to its membership and other healthcare professionals for the advancement of knowledge and capabilities in caring for patients with lung disease and complex disease issues.

  • Provide a forum for open dialogue between all levels of healthcare professionals to increase cooperation and sharing of best practices.

History of the WVSRC

The West Virginia Society For Respiratory Care (WVSRC) was established in the State of West Virginia in the United States of America in the early 1970’s. The West Virginia Chapter of the American Association for Respiratory Care received the tax-exemption letter from the IRS, approving its not-for-profit status as a 501c6. In 1993, the WVSRC was incorporated and a charter was filed with the West Virginia Secretary of State under the name West Virginia Society For Respiratory Care, Inc.

WVSRC Elected Board Members


Pete Hornbeck

Clinical Specialist, Respiratory Care Services

WVU Medicine

Term of Office: April 2022-2024


President Elect

Chris McCormick

Director of Population Health

WVU Medicine

Term of Office: April 2022-2024


Immediate Past President

Chris Trotter

Director of Clinical Education

Carver Career Center

Term of Office: April 2022-2024


Vice President

Serena Burdette

Sales, Account Manager-WV

Sleep and Respiratory Care

Philips Respironics

Term of Office: April 2022-2024



Hillary Dean

Clinical Coordinator

Thomas Health System

Term of Office: April 2022-2024


Mike Walls

Term of Office: April 2019-2023


Delegate (Senior)

Cynthia Keely

Quality Improvement Manager

American Heart Association

Term of Office: April 2020-2024


Delegate (Junior)

Jim Perrine

Outpatient Pulmonary Services Manager

Cabell Huntington Hospital

Term of Office: April 2022-2026


Director at Large

Caleb Adams

Equipment and Ordering Manager


Term of Office: April 2021-2023


Director at Large

Kim Burford

Term of Office: April 2022-2024



Membership Committee

Election Committee

Program and Education Committee

Bylaws Committee

Public Relations Committee



Articles of Incorporation

WVSRC Articles of Incorporation