Annette Santilli and Kevin Lyons are the Barbour County Chamber of Commerce Members of the Month in December. 

Santilli currently serves as the Administrator of the Barbour County Health Department.  Lyons owns several businesses and especially enjoys his role as a popular children’s magician and family entertainer.

Annette Santilli is a native of Buckhannon and graduate of Buckhannon-Upshur High School  She is an alumna of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a B. S. in Business Administration, and earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration at West Virginia University.

Santilli served Alderson-Broaddus College for 23 years, her latest position as Director of Development.  She is the President of Philippi Main Street, the Philippi Convention & Visitors Bureau, and the Barbour County Family Network.  She is Chairperson of the Barbour County Local Emergency Planning Committee; Community Advocate for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network of West Virginia; and the state’s Lead Ambassador to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network.  She received an Alumni Achievement Award from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 2012 and the Community Advocate of the Year Award from the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network in 2015.

The Barbour County Health Department offers a variety of services, she says, including immunizations, family-planning, STD testing and treatment, Tuberculosis control, and the West Virginia Breast & Cervical Cancer Project.  Our “Right from the Start/West Virginia Healthy Start/HAPI Project” is for pregnant women and infants, she said.  The department’s environmental health services include permits and food service worker cards.  “BCHD is the only health department in that state that offers behavioral health services, and one of only three that offers home health services,” Santilli said.

Kevin Lyons is a Philippi native and graduate of Philip Barbour High School and Alderson-Broaddus College.

Lyons owns and manages several businesses, including The Medallion Restaurant and Fox’s Pizza Den.  He travels often to fairs and festivals with his Chuck Wagon Soda, and is especially proud of his popular children’s magic shows in schools, churches, libraries, camps, and birthday parties.  His web page contains 3 videos, testimonials, detailed information on party-planning, and a gallery of photographs.  He is also on Facebook and Twitter.

“For those having difficulty planning a birthday party”, Lyons says, “West Virginia’s best-known kids magician and family entertainer can help.”  Lyons has been performing for over 18 years, and travels extensively through West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland to do his children’s comedy magic shows, which offer “high-energy, amazing, and original magic, join-in fun, and audience participation for children of all ages,” he says.  He may be found on the web at  WVMagician.com  or by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or calling (304) 677-8008.