C. Donovan Beckett, DO was born and raised in Williamson (Mingo County), and graduated from Williamson High School. He went on to attend the West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Family Medicine residency program at West Virginia University affiliated Charleston Area Medical Center in Charleston, West Virginia. He served as Chief of Staff at Williamson Memorial Hospital for 3 years. Dr. Beckett Has is the physician founder of the Williamson Health & Wellness Center, Inc., a federally qualified health center. Prior to its creation, he began a free clinic in his existing office to counter the increasing lack of access to uninsured patients in his community. Dr. Beckett’s recent research includes work with the 2012 CMS Innovation Award: “From Clinic to Community: Achieving health equity in southern United States” working in conjunction with Duke University. In addition to his involvement in improving health outcomes, he personally invests in sustainable construction for downtown rehabilitation employing a local workforce across sectors and contributes endless hours to impact individual lives as well as the community as a whole. Serving as chair of the Williamson Redevelopment Authority from 2007-2015, Dr. Beckett led efforts to create a comprehensive community plan which placed health as a central driver for multi-sector change. He serves on the board of the Mingo County Redevelopment Authority and actively influences efforts to scale change at the county level to create new jobs by encouraging entrepreneurialism.
C. Donovan Beckett
CEO & Medical DirectorWilliamson Health & Wellness Center