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Patricia A. Hickman,
Executive Director

Patricia A. (Patty) Hickman brings 28 years of experience in environmental education, compliance, and site remediation to her leadership role at the WVLSC. Previously Patty served as the Director of the Division of Land Restoration within the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, where she directed agency remediation and reclamation programs. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Resources from West Virginia University.

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Jessica McDonald,
Director of Operations

Jessica has over seven years of experience as a real estate attorney, as well as a lifelong passion for cleaning things up. She oversees ongoing projects and daily operations, manages the corporation’s finances, and coordinates social media outreach. She is a graduate of WVU and the University of Oregon School of Law.


The 13-member WVLSC Board of Directors is legislatively mandated to include representatives from industry, labor unions, supporting government agencies, and environmental groups. Our board members represent the following stakeholder groups: