Michelle Storage – Board President
Michelle Storage grew up in Matewan, WV. She’s an attorney, a wife, a mother, and a coal miner’s daughter. Michelle is a defense attorney at MacCorkle Lavender, PLLC. She’s also a member of the Junior League of Charleston, WV, and West Virginia Women Attorneys. She is Chair of The 100, a giving circle comprising of up to 100 women in Charleston, WV.
Michelle is an advocate for WV Free’s mission and programs. She’s most passionate about the organization’s education through the Working to Institutionalize Sex Education program and legislative efforts.
Ray Whiting – Treasurer
Born and raised in Washington DC in 1970, Ray came to West Virginia to attend West Virginia State University in 1990 to further his education. He transferred to Marshall University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Ray has worked on his Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, which had to be put on hold. He is a resident of Dunbar, and a father of two kids. Ray is the former host of two shows on WTSQ 88.1 FM, and is now the host of a podcast show called ‘Our Voices.’ He was appointed to the West Virginia Public Employees Insurance Administration Finance Board in 2016 and currently is employed with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.
Shaina Prince grew up in a small town in rural Ohio but has been a resident of Charleston, West Virginia since 2016. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration-Accounting and is pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration. She currently works in the accounting department at West Virginia’s largest non-profit law firm, where her financial knowledge supports the efforts of attorneys and advocates as they expand access to justice and change peoples’ lives for the better.
As the eldest of four daughters raised by a single mother, Shaina gained insight into many of the barriers women face and quickly became passionate about advocating for women’s rights. Shaina is a local artist, cat mom, and book lover who enjoys spending time outdoors and being active in the community.
She is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia, where she represents the Department of Health and Human Resources. Mindy is a former Legal Aid attorney, prosecutor, and Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia writ clerk who has practiced law for ten years.
When Mindy isn’t flexing on the law, she is a competitive roller derby player, a dachshund enthusiast, and stigmatophile with a pizza dagger tattoo.
Derek Campbell Harman, D.O.
Derek grew up in southern West Virginia and completed my most of his education in West Virginia. He currently serves as a Family Medicine Residency Program Director in Wise County, Virginia.
Derek has been interested in reproductive health issues since the beginning of medical school in 2003. He founded the Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) chapter at WVSOM as a student. As a senior medical student, he had the privilege of being elected to represent all the osteopathic medical schools in the US to the national board of MSFC at regional and national meetings. He was involved in recruiting new osteopathic schools to MSFC, organizing meetings and being a liaison between the national board and the osteopathic medical schools.
Derek first joined the Board of WV FREE in 2007. He has previously served as the Board Treasurer and as the Vice-President. He actively participates in the legislative days and Galas. Reproductive health advocacy has remained a passion of his for almost two decades, and he looks forward to continuing to contribute to WV FREE.
Mary Virginia Gibbs
Mary Virginia Gibbs grew up in Huntington, WV, and although she is not a West Virginian by birth, she considers WV her home. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2018 with a B.S. in Biology and has come back to earn her MD at WVUSOM. Mary Virginia is a member of Medical Students for Choice (MSFC) and Student Healthcare Alliance for Promoting Equality (SHAPE) at WVU. Mary Virginia is passionate about women’s health and believes that part of ensuring quality reproductive care for tomorrow is educating today’s providers.
Jackie Lozano – She/Her
Jackie is a DREAMer and an active member of the community. She has taken on activism roles to represent the immigrant community in West Virginia.
Before joining ACLU of West Virginia, Jackie was an administrative assistant at Amherst-Madison, Inc.
Jackie enjoys learning about different cultures and loves to listen to music. She also enjoys attending community events with her son and partner.