Beth L. Hammers, MBA
Chief of Integration and External Affairs
Marshall Health Network
Vice Dean for Administration
Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine

Beth L. Hammers, MBA, is an experienced leader with more than 30 years of expertise in academic health care administration. Currently serving as the vice dean for administration at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the chief integration and external affairs officer for Marshall Health Network, Ms. Hammers has been instrumental in shaping the health care landscape of West Virginia. Prior to the integration that formed Marshall Health Network, Ms. Hammers served as CEO of Marshall Health and chief administrative officer of the School of Medicine from 2011 to 2023, leading Marshall Health through tremendous growth while working to increase access to care.

Ms. Hammers has served in varied roles in academic medicine administration during her tenure at Marshall Health, from graduate student to director of compliance & risk management and chief operating officer. She is a two-time Marshall University graduate, earning both her bachelor’s degree in business and a master’s degree in business administration from the Lewis College of Business.

An active member of the community, Ms. Hammers serves on numerous boards and committees. She is president of the PROACT board of directors; vice chair of the West Virginia Library Commission and serves on the boards of The Education Alliance, Edwards Foundation, Inc., Marshall University Research Corporation, Peak Health and the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She is past president of the Cabell Huntington Hospital and Mountain Health Network boards of directors. She continues to volunteer her time with non-profit organizations throughout the community including serving as a mentor for the John Marshall Leadership Fellows program at Marshall University.

Ms. Hammers is a recipient of the 2016 Changing the Conversation award sponsored by the Charleston-Institute Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. for her work in social action. She is also a 2003 alumna of Leadership West Virginia. She was named a West Virginia Wonder Woman in 2019 by WV Living magazine and a West Virginia Sharp Shooter in 2022 by WV Executive magazine.

She is married to Judge Sean "Corky" Hammers of the Sixth Judicial Court Circuit serving Cabell County and is the mother of two children.