New Vision Renewable Energy at a Glance

A Distinct Identity

As a 501 c-3 organization, New Vision Renewable Energy knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. New Vison was started as a local community training center. Over the years we have developed into an international community organization that brings solar lights (with the help of local school students who put the light kits together as part of their STEM education) to those in our world that do not have a clean source of light to use, we mentor at risk youth in our community through our peer and parent mentoring, and we re-energize our community through community recreation projects.

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Key People

Pure Professionalism

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Ruston Seaman

President/CEO

Ruston is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College and Eastern Baptist Seminary with a Master's Degree in Christian Faith and Public Policy. Ruston founded the Cornerstone Cooperation in 1986, which later became Appalachian Community Care, a 501 (c)3. Ruston served as Appalachian Director for World Servants, an international short-term mission organization, from 1994-1999. In 2000, Ruston became the Appalachian Director for World Vision International and became the National Rural Director in 2008, until taking his position leading New Vision in 2011.

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Ngozi Stephen Iwunor

Mentoring Director

Ngozi Stephen Iwunor joined New Vision Renewable Energy with the vision and drive to improve upon our capacity to engage, empower, embrace, and lift up the youth of Barbour County, WV. Through Ngozi Stephen's leadership New Vision is poised to challenge the status quo and change our community legacy.

 

New Vision Board

Trustworthy and Competent

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Ruston Seaman

President/CEO

Ruston is a graduate of Alderson Broaddus College and Eastern Baptist Seminary with a Master's Degree in Christian Faith and Public Policy. Ruston founded the Cornerstone Cooperation in 1986, which later became Appalachian Community Care, a 501 (c)3. Ruston served as Appalachian Director for World Servants, an international short-term mission organization, from 1994-1999. In 2000, Ruston became the Appalachian Director for World Vision International and became the National Rural Director in 2008, until taking his position leading New Vision in 2011.

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Chris Dodge

Board President

Christopher A. Dodge is a graduate of the Alderson-Broaddus University Physician Assistant Program in Philippi, WV, receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in 1998 and Master of Science degree in 2007. Before moving to Philippi to become a Physician Assistant, he worked in residential construction for 22 years, including 12 years as the Superintendent of a design/build company in the Rochester, NY area. This prepared the groundwork for his first involvement with the Chestnut Ridge community in 1995 as the Construction Coordinator for World Servants short-term mission trips. In 1998 he began his Physician Assistant career as Medical Director/Surgical Assistant with Mid-Atlantic Retina Consultations in Morgantown, WV (1998-2006). Following 2 years as the Clinical Coordinator for the Alderson-Broaddus University Physician Assistant Program, in 2008 he began a new career in Addiction Medicine in the medically underserved North Country of New York State. Chris is currently an Outpatient Medical Provider with St. Joseph’s Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, based in Saranac Lake, NY, which serves the eastern St. Lawrence River Valley and the northern Adirondack Mountains.

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Barbara McNemar Weaver

Board Treasurer

Former Federal Contracting and Grants Officer with 30 years’ experience in supporting faith-based non-profits in areas of planning, organization, and management.

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Laura Foster

Board Secretary

Foster has a professional background of variety which includes higher education teaching a few years as a professor at Alderson Broaddus University, events management and sports recreation, research and advocacy work, non-profit consulting, retail, and construction operations.  With an eye on the future potential of West Virginia, while respecting its history, Foster currently aims to empower West Virginians to strive for their goals and aspirations and for the development of well communities. With a BA and BS from West Virginia Wesleyan College and a MS and MA from West Virginia University, Foster understands the impact of service as a volunteer first responder and looks forward to serving as a board member with New Vision.

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John Prusa

Board Member

John is the Research and Development Director for New Vision, and an electrical engineer by profession and holds three European patents. John was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia and has been a Barbour County resident for 42 years.  John has a lifetime of experiences and understanding that he openly offers to any West Virginia business people trying to make things better.  John also serves on the WVMMC as an on-call advisor and product research specialist.

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Carla Skidmore

Board Member

Carla Skidmore has lived in Barbour County entire life. Carla has 30 years of banking experience as a Branch Manager/ Loan Officer for Freedom Bank since 1994.

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Mike Mascaro

Board Member

Over thirty years’ experience as a nuclear/mechanical engineer supporting both commercial and naval nuclear power design, manufacturing, and operation.  Twenty year member of Pleasant Hills Presbyterian church, with two-terms as planning elder and one-term as mission elder, and current member of the Mission Committee.  Led multiple mission trips to various locations around the Pittsburgh area, to West Virginia, and to Haiti.