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.
Jenifer Gamble – Vice President
Dr. Jeni Gamble has spent more than 20 years working to improve policies, systems, and services for the most marginalized and vulnerable throughout the US and globally, including survivors of gender-based violence, marginalized children and youth, and those experiencing homelessness. Gamble currently serves as Field Education Director and a Clinical Assistant Professor for the School of Social Work at West Virginia University. She holds a BA from the University of Kentucky, and MSSW and PhD degrees from the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, and is an active member of the North Central Region Field Directors Consortium and board secretary for Finn Church Aid Americas, Finland’s largest humanitarian aid and development organization.
A Kentucky native, Gamble’s early nonprofit work focused on eliminating gender-based violence and improving criminal justice and victim service programs. After moving to Washington, DC., she focused on global and girls’ education policy, practice, and research, and served as the Associate Director of the Center for Universal Education (CUE) at the Brookings Institution. During this time, she accelerated the policy priorities of one of Brookings’ fastest growing research centers, co-chaired the Girls CHARGE collaborative of more than 60 global organizations, and contributed to various public sector safety and education plans, including the United States Global Strategy To Empower Adolescent Girls. She has held leadership positions with both national and local organizations, such as the National Alliance to End Homelessness (DC) and the Center for Women and Families (KY), and often consults to organizations around social entrepreneurship, innovation, and strategic planning and growth. Gamble lives in Morgantown, WV and fell in love with the state after rafting the Gauley River after college. She is an avid runner, crafter, sewist, and craft beer enthusiast.
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.