OU-HCOM hires Raines as new chief financial
(ATHENS, Ohio—January 7, 2012) Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) has hired Chris Raines, M.B.A., as
its new chief financial officer.
Raines will oversee the
college’s Office of Financial Services. He will serve as treasurer
of the board of the Centers for Osteopathic Research and
Education, the college’s consortium of 27 teaching
hospitals and health care organizations across Ohio. He begins his
duties on Jan. 7, 2013.
“Chris brings a wealth of experience to the position. He is going to
be a great asset to the growth of our college and to the development
of the two new extension campuses,” said OU-HCOM Dean Kenneth
Since 2008, Raines has been the chief financial officer of the
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Beckley, W.Va.
Previously he worked as a budget analyst in the Department of the
Treasury, Bureau of the Public Debt in Parkersburg, W.Va., and
served as the director of communications for a congressional
campaign in 2002. He was a Herndon Fellow for the West Virginia
Senate president and Senate majority leader, only the second fellow
in the history of the program to serve under the Senate leadership.
He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the
University of Charleston and a Bachelor of Arts degree in political
science from West Virginia State University.
Raines replaces Kathy Brooks who will serve as executive director
overseeing the implementation of the historic $105 million gift from
the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations that the college received in