Dr. Foster is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine who moved to WV in 1978 to teach at WV School of Osteopathic Medicine and deliver babies. He is well known and well respected across the county as someone who stands up for community efforts and joins local initiatives to improve community health. He was a founding member on the Board of the Family Refuge Center where he served for 21 years and after 9 years of service is an Emeritus member of the WV Board of the Children’s Home Society Board. A long time Professor and Associate Dean at WVSOM, Dr. Foster represents the supportive relationship between the Alliance and the Osteopathic School. Dr. Foster’s belief is that a physician is first and foremost a servant to the community and its people. He is currently serving as the Alliance co-chair and came on as an original board member in Nov. of 2015.