Welcome to CAMC University!  Founded in 2004, the University is committed to providing non-clinical learning and organization development solutions at Charleston Area Medical Center.  Our goal is to build organizational talent to enable the fulfillment of CAMC’s Mission of “Striving to provide the best health care to every patient, every day.”  

The CAMC Leadership System is the foundation for all that we do.  The University works in partnership with leaders, human resources and education to provide a “pathway” throughout the CAMC Health System to build leadership competency and capacity.  We also provide offerings for all CAMC employees to further their development. 

Strong capable leadership is an imperative for a strong capable workforce.  A strong capable workforce is key to our success!  Our staff is here to support CAMC on that journey.

Our Team

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Leigh A. Chaney, PHR, CPF

Director, CAMC University

Leigh is the Director of the CAMC University and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Science in Public Service. Leigh has over 30 years of experience in the areas of Organization Development, Change Management and Human Resources. She has received certifications as a Professional Facilitator (CPF); as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR); as a Vital Smarts Crucial Conversations Trainer; to conduct Reuvan Bar-On’s Emotional Intelligence Assessment; to administer the MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Indicator); in the Prosci Change Management Methodology; and by Linkage, Inc. in Organization Development. Leigh provides consultation, coaching and facilitation in the areas of change management, facilitation techniques, problem-solving techniques, meeting planning and design, leadership and employee development, teambuilding, and performance management.

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Pam Brown

Lead Organizational Development Consultant

Pam Brown is the Lead Organizational Development Consultant for the CAMC University and holds a Master of Science degree in Human Resource Management and a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Leadership Development. Pam is a DDI Certified Facilitator, a Vital Smarts Certified Crucial Conversations Facilitator and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She enjoys meeting new employees while facilitating Service Plus and coordinating leadership development programs for employees in the Corporate/Professional, Support Services, and Integrated Health Departments. Pam assisted in the development and implementation of the CAMC University Resource Library. She also ensures appropriate Microsoft Office computer training is offered to meet organizational needs. Prior to joining the CAMC University leadership team, Pam served as the State Contact for WV Trauma Registries and assisted in the development and implementation of an on-line registration system with the Continuing Education Department.

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Janette Dawson

Organizational Development Consultant

Janette is the OD Coordinator of the CAMC University for the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute, Inc. Janette is currently pursuing her Regent Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Business. Janette has over 20 years of experience in business management and operations. She owned and operated her own business for 19 years. Janette has completed her Leadership Development Path through CAMC University. Janette is committed in helping others learn and achieve their full potential. She is very passionate about finding the appropriate classes for those interested in developing their leadership skills.