Larry D. Dial Jr., M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Dial is a 1999 graduate of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency. As chief medical officer, he coordinates the clinical programs of the School of Medicine and the clinical leadership of Marshall Health. Dr. Dial also continues to see patients in the department of internal medical. Prior to his appointment, Dial served as associate chief medical officer and chairman of the department of internal medicine.
Beth Hammers, Executive Director
Ms. Hammers has more than 20 years of experience with Marshall Health having held numerous positions from graduate student to director of compliance & risk management and chief operating officer. She is a two-time Marshall University graduate having completed both her bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration. As executive director, Ms. Hammers serves as the chief administrative officer for both the School of Medicine and Marshall Health.
Nathan Ward, Chief Operating Officer
As chief operating officer, Mr. Ward is responsible for the day-to-day operations in running a group practice of more than 250 faculty physicians and about 700 employees, including all facilities, clinic operations, human resources, purchasing and related operational functions. He previously served as department administrator for pediatrics at Marshall Health from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining Marshall Health, he served as an associate attorney with Jenkins Fenstermaker, PLLC, in Huntington where he practiced commercial and corporate litigation. Mr. Ward graduated with a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from Marshall University and earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo.
Michael McCarthy, Chief Information Officer
Mr. McCarthy serves as the CIO for both the School of Medicine and Marshall Health, coordinating all information technology support, including network and communications support systems and hardware and software applications support. Mr. McCarthy is a 20+year veteran with Marshall and is a two- time Marshall graduate with both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Additionally, he was a Yeager Scholar during his undergraduate term.
John M. “Matt” Straub, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Straub holds two degrees from Marshall University; a bachelor’s in business administration and a master’s in business administration. He is also a certified public accountant. Mr. Straub leads the financial accounting, patient accounting, reporting, budgeting and all associated activities for both the School of Medicine and Marshall Health.