Martha Carter, DHSc, MBA, APRN, CNM

Position: Commissioner

Location: Culloden, WV

Term Ends: April 2020

Martha Carter, DHSc, MBA, APRN, CNM, is the founder and former chief executive officer of FamilyCare Health Centers, a community health center serving four counties in south-central West Virginia. Dr. Carter practiced as a certified nurse-midwife in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia for 20 years. She is a member of the West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions, a practice-led research and advocacy network and she serves as the chair of the Quality Leadership Committee of the West Virginia Primary Care Association. Dr. Carter was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellow in 2005–2008 and received the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leader award in 1999. She holds a doctorate of health sciences from A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona and a master of business administration from West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Financial Interests

Will Carter Attorney at Law, spouse’s employer


National Quality Forum, Perinatal and Women’s Health Standing Committee, member
West Side Neighborhood Association, board chair
West Virginia Alliance for Creative Health Solutions, member
West Virginia Perinatal Partnership, advisory board member