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President

Lee O'Neill

Lee is a wife and mother of 4.  She is the mother of Brian ONeill, Jr.  She graduated with a Social Work degree in 1992.  She has experience working with homeless, children, CPS, guardianship, nursing homes and for the last 15 years in the hospital setting working with many demographics.  She has worked on numerous committees throughout the years which has included participating in developing a program in identifying substance exposed infants and providing resources to mothers/families and making policy changes for various causes.  She is also a licensed Accredited Case Manager who prides herself on being resourceful and helping others get connected to those resources.  

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Secretary

Kelly Lopez

Ms. Kelly Lopez is the mother of two and a family nurse practitioner. She is a 2006 graduate of the Shepherd University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. She is a three-time graduate of West Virginia University (WVU) with a Bachelor of Arts & Science in English in 1999, a Masters of Science in Nursing in 2017, and a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in 2020. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and a Certified CCAR Emergency Department Recovery Coach Professional (RCP).  She has been active in our community for the last five years especially in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. She is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Brian O’Neil Jr. Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and a member of the Eastern Panhandle Recovery Coach Association. She previously served on the Harm Reduction steering committee for the Berkeley County, WV Health Department. She is also a member and previous presenter for the International Nurses’ Society on Addiction, West Virginia Chapter.

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Treasurer

Shannon Walker

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Board Member

Michael Knepper

Michael Knepper is a proud alumnus of West Virginia University, where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education in May 1999.  In December 2017, he graduated with a Masters in Music Education from Florida International University and completed his National Teaching Certification. Since 1999, Michael has been a music educator in Berkeley County Schools where he has currently served a the band director of Musselman High School for twenty one years. Other duties include,  for fifteen years, Michael has served as the WV Region IX Bandmaster’s Vice-President.   At his school, he is also the Tri-M Music Honor Society sponsor and teacher mentor.    

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Board Member

Jill Leathers

Jill Drooger Leathers is a dedicated educator in the local community. Born in Michigan, but raised in Clear Spring, MD, she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Agriculture from the Pennsylvania State University in 1984 and her Masters of Business Administration from Shenandoah University in 1988. She most recently received her Masters of Early Intervention from WVU in 2013. Jill is an entrepreneur, owning several small businesses over the years, and has spent the past 19 years with Berkeley County Schools serving the local community. She has been an active volunteer with 4H and FFA as her children participated, and now spends her spare time working to improve the lives of her students and with her precious granddaughter. 

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Board Member

Cathy Jennings

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Brian O'Neill

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Marketing Director

Mikayla O'Neill

Mikayla is 1 of 3 siblings to Brian O'Neill Jr. and works as a professional costumer. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor of fine arts in Theatre Design and Technology in May 2018. She has a passion for art/design and has been working on our website design, trademark, and other marketing designs. 

Contact Us

Address: 

PO Box 38 Bunker Hill, WV 25413

Email:

brianoneilljrfoundation@gmail.com

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