WVRC Staff

12033247_691071535824_3452207660255062777_nCarrie M. Staton

Redevelopment Research & Collaborations Manager

Carrie M. Staton is the Redevelopment Research and Collaborations Manager at the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) at West Virginia University. Carrie manages the West Virginia Redevelopment Collaborative (WVRC), a program designed to help West Virginia communities capture the maximum economic, environmental, and social benefit from the remediation and reuse of brownfields through a collaborative redevelopment process. Carrie oversees the identification and pursuit of research priorities and opportunities for the NBAC, including facilitating collaboration with faculty and communities on such topics as brownfields and community development; community engagement; and the environmental, economic, health, and social impacts of brownfields.

Carrie has experience in grantwriting, community engagement, program development & evaluation, and event planning. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from Bethany College and a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University.

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Director, Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center
Patrick Kirby has been the Director of the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center since 2006. Mr. Kirby earned a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from West Virginia University and received his B.S. degree in Political and Environmental Science from Shepherd University.

Mr. Kirby developed the FOCUS WV grant program to assist communities overcome barriers to brownfield redevelopment. He co-chairs the West Virginia Brownfields Conference Planning Committee, and sits on the Abandoned and Dilapidated Structure Steering Committee. Patrick also sits on the Engineers Society of Western Pennsylvania Conference Planning Committee, and serves as an ex officio member of numerous local brownfields task force throughout West Virginia.

In an effort to increase brownfields awareness, Mr. Kirby teaches a class on redevelopment at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at WVU, and gives presentations at local meetings, state conferences and workshops, and national conferences. He is also proud to be AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps alum, as well as a former Rotary Exchange Student.


The WVRC works closely with our amazing colleagues at the WV Brownfields Assistance Centers and the WV Water Research Institute, in addition to great partners at state agencies, local communities, academic institutions, and private sector organizations. Without these partners, true collaboration with a lasting impact would not be possible.