Wade Martin is the Chief Executive Officer of OVP HEALTH CARE, a non-profit company, based in Huntington, WV, and committed to making quality health care services accessible to all people, regardless of their ability to pay for those services.
Martin, 25, of Wheelersburg, OH, graduated from Marshall University in May 2020 with a Master’s of Science degree in Health Care Administration, and was hired shortly afterwards as an Operations Manager for OVP HEALTH, a separate, for-profit health care company with a wide range of operations in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia and South Carolina.
As CEO of OVP HEALTH CARE, Martin is responsible for the growth, development and oversight of a network of Community Health Centers throughout the region that provide comprehensive, high quality, primary care services in underserved areas. OVP HEALTH CARE currently operates Community Health Centers in Proctorville, OH, Wheelersburg, OH, Gallipolis, OH, and Ashland, KY, and will soon open OVP HEALTH CARE DENTISTRY, in affiliation with Marshall Health, at 1423 Third Avenue in Huntington.
In addition to his academic success at Marshall University, Martin was a standout pitcher on the Thundering Herd baseball team, where he was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and All-Academic Team in 2017, and he earned the C-USA Academic Medal (GPA of 3.75 or higher) every season he played for Marshall.
Martin came to Marshall University following a remarkable pitching career at Wheelersburg (OH) High School, where he led the Pirates to back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013.
He, his wife, and their infant daughter, reside in Wheelersburg.