Amanda Cummins, an Indiana County native, has been selected to receive an award from the State Journal in West Virginia. “Generation Next” is an award that recognizes 40 people under age 40 who have done something successful or outstanding in their field, within the state.
Cummins has worked full time as a primary care physician-assistant at Wheeling Health Right Clinic for nearly six years and served as clinical coordinator. Health Right serves uninsured and underinsured people in the Ohio Valley. She was nominated for this award for her work with chronic diseases such as diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, specifically working with patients in lower-socioeconmic statuses.
Gov. Earl Ray Tomlin presented Cummins with her award at a ceremony in Charleston, W.Va., on March 6.
Cummins, of Wheeling, W.Va., is the daughter of Rebecca and Galen Edwards, of Glen Campbell. She graduated from Purchase Line High School in 2003 and earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Alderson-Broaddus University in Philippi, W.Va.