DANA F. EDDY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Dana F. Eddy is a graduate of Salem College, West Virginia, with a double major in mathematics and public administration, and a 1984 graduate of Harvard Law School. Effective July 1, 2013, Dana was appointed by the Honorable Earl Ray Tomblin, Governor of the State of West Virginia, to the position of Executive Director of Public Defender Services, a West Virginia state agency. He has continued in this position during the administration of the Honorable Jim Justice. Before his appointment, Dana was in private practice, which included service on the Criminal Justice Act Panel for the Southern District of West Virginia. Dana’s other positions have included serving as the Managing Trial Attorney in West Virginia for Nationwide Trial Division; an equity partner at the law firm of Jackson & Kelly; General Counsel to the Honorable Gaston Caperton, Governor of the State of West Virginia; and in-house litigation counsel for One Valley Bancorp. Dana is an avid tennis player, at which he is average, and avid reader of fiction, at which he is pretty good.
MARK A. DOYLE, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
With a bachelor’s degree from West Virginia State University, Mark has worked for the State of West Virginia since August 1993. He began his career with the Division of Motor Vehicles, first as a Customer Service Representative processing titles and registrations then as an Administrative Services Assistant, processing receivables, conducting internal audits and assisting in the preparation of the yearly appropriation request and expenditure schedule. In January 1998 Mark transferred to the Dept. of Environmental Protection to become the Accounts Payable Manager. For the next 14 years he managed and participated in all aspects of the DEP payment process, from the audit of invoices, employee travel reimbursements, and purchasing card payment processing and auditing. In January 2012 he accepted the role of Accounts Payable Lead for the wvOASIS project. Mark worked closely with the wvOASIS State Financial Team, their partners ISG, and their vendor CGI in the development of the state’s new financial system to assure the future accounts payable needs for the State of West Virginia were met. In October 2014 he became a full time ERP Board employee with the wvOASIS Finance Team as a Senior Finance Manager. Mark transferred March 2017 to Public Defender Services (PDS) to become the Chief Financial Officer, overseeing the financial and budgetary processes of the agency, including the procurement function. Serving as the agency’s liaison with the Division of Finance and the Governor’s Budget Office. He served as the Agency Purchasing Card Coordinator and Agency Procurement Officer, ensuring compliance with State Auditor’s Office and Purchasing Division Policies and Procedures. In June of 2019 Mark left PDS to become the Assistant to the Commissioner and Acting Director of Fiscal and Administrative Management at Workforce WV. He had oversight of all federal reporting, procurement, and payables. It was a brief but interesting time Mark spent at Workforce WV. He returned to PDS in October 2019 to resume his role as Chief Financial Officer.
In his spare time Mark loves anything outdoors. He likes to work in his yard, bike, hunt, fish, enjoy all the natural beauty the great State of West Virginia has to offer. Mark is at his happiest when he is outside.
DONALD L. STENNETT, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
Donald joined Public Defender Services as the Chief Operating Officer in 2014. He serves as the co-director of the Criminal Law Research Center, final editor for the W. Va. Jury Instructions, final editor for the online Motions Bank, and agency Human Relations liaison to the Department of Personnel. Donald has 38 years of litigation experience, including serving as an Assistant U. S. Attorney (Southern District of West Virginia), Private Defense for Federal Criminal cases, a member of the Criminal Justice Act panel defending criminal cases, Insurance Defense, and a Mediator. He holds a bachelor's degree in English from Concord University, and a J.D. from WVU School of Law.
BRENDA K. THOMPSON, GENERAL COUNSEL
Brenda Thompson has served as General Policy Counsel for Public Defender Services since 2015. She also serves as Legislative Liaison, Voucher Billing Auditor, Special Projects Coordinator, and primary staff to the Indigent Defense Commission. Before coming to the agency, she served as Committee Counsel for various committees of the West Virginia Legislature. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, and reading.
LEEANN M. DOYLE, DIRECTOR OF APPOINTED COUNSEL SERVICES
LeeAnn joined the Public Defender Services team as the Director of Appointed Counsel Services in 2019. Prior to working at PDS, she was the Business Manager and Fundraising Coordinator for the YMCA of Kanawha Valley for 23 years. LeeAnn holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Education from Marshall University. She enjoys traveling, dining out, and doing yoga in her free time.
HANNAH KNELL WARNER, EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Hannah received her Bachelor's degree in Communications (emphasis in Public Relations) from West Virginia State University in 2020. Prior to PDS, she primarily worked with children but served as a debt collector at a local law office for a year and a half. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, as well as relaxing at home.