CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The 29-member PEIA Task Force, charged with finding a fix for the health insurance program for state workers, has been split into three subcommittees.

A Tuesday news release said the division, which was discussed at the task force’s first meeting last week, is designed to help with the group’s workload.

The creation of the task force was a key ingredient in the ending of the nine-day strike by education workers earlier this month.

The task force next meets April 10 when it will be fully briefed on how PEIA operates.

The subcommittees are as follows:


Helen Matheny — Convener
Sarita Beckett
Christine Campbell
Sen. Mitch Carmichael
Dale Lee
Sen. Robert Plymale
Nelson Spencer
Joe White
Dr. Sherri Young


Rob Alsop — Convener
Marty Becker
Geoff Christian
Del. Roger Hanshaw
Lt. Michael LaFauci
Amy Loring
Andy Paterno
Jeffrey Reed
Lisa Simon


Joe Letnaunchyn — Convener
Del. Mick Bates
Sen. Craig Blair
Perry Bryant
Greg Burton
Dr. Rahul Gupta
Judy Hale
Beth Hammers
Douglas Kirk
Del. Eric Nelson

Gov. Jim Justice’s Chief of Staff Mike Hall chairs the task force.