Huntington, WV Black History

Felisha White

Community Activist

Felicia White came to Huntington in 2013 when her husband, Dr. Leonard White, was recruited to join the Marshall University School of Medicine. Felicia grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. After graduating from high school, she went on to attend and earn her bachelor’s degree in science and medical technology from Youngstown State University and an MBA from Tiffin University. After graduation, she worked in many laboratory settings, including Toledo and Youngstown in Ohio and Washington, D.C. While at the Toledo Clinic, she worked in every department in the clinical lab.

In 2008, she joined Delta Sigma Theta chapter in Toledo and served as the chair of the Fundraising Committee. When she came to Huntington, she became affiliated with the Huntington Alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., where she serves as the treasurer. Felicia is serving as a board member of HSTA and the Advising Committee of Diversity and Inclusion. She volunteers at Huntington High School, the A.D. Lewis Community Center and Dress for Success River Cities.

Felicia is the director of FULL-STEAM, member of the Links, Inc and the Eastern Stars.

Before the COVID pandemic, Felicia and Cynthia Jones took a group of students to tour HBCUs. For some of the students, it was their first overnight trip out of town and exposure to other colleges with which they were not familiar.

She loves to read biographies and is a fan of the works of Alice Walker and J. California Cooper.

On any given day, you will find her volunteering at the A.D. Lewis Community Center.

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