Karen Keene is the Security Officer for the Centerstone enterprise and is responsible for the operational and regulatory security of information technology (IT) throughout Centerstone. Keene is charged with the development, implementation and monitoring of security policies, procedures and technical means in order to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information in Centerstone’s electronic information systems. Throughout her tenure she has been instrumental in helping Centerstone implement new technologies while ensuring that the organization is compliant with federal and state regulations. Keene’s institutional knowledge of Centerstone’s IT system is invaluable. Keene is involved in the daily operations of Centerstone’ IT system and is a key member of the compliance staff.
She has been employed by Centerstone since 1984. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a BS degree in information systems.
Nikki Tumey is Director of Enterprise Analysis for Centerstone. She and her team ensure that Centerstone’s operations have the information they need, when they need it, to support clinicians and to assist state leaders in making good data driven business decisions. She leads a highly distributed team, with skilled analysts based in every Centerstone state.
Tumey has been with Centerstone companies for most of her 29 year career, starting with Quinco Behavioral Health Systems in Indiana. Today as part of the Centerstone of America leadership team, she is able to use her extensive experience in billing, business operations, reporting, and process improvement to help streamline processes and information flow across all of Centerstone.
Tumey earned her Associates Degree in Accounting from Indiana Business College. She also holds a Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma process improvement. She enjoys spending time with her family and reading.
Jason Turi is a registered nurse and public health practitioner specializing in healthcare delivery for complex, vulnerable, and marginalized populations. As Vice President of Population Health and Clinical Integration, heprovides leadership and expertise for population health management initiatives, complex care innovation, integrated primary and behavioral health services, health home, and value-based care readiness.
Prior to Centerstone, Turi served at New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health system in the nation, as Associate Executive Director of the Health Home program. Additionally, he worked at the health system’s Accountable Care Organization as Senior Director for Innovation Strategies. Prior to that, he was Associate Clinical Director at the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers in Camden, NJ. Earlier in his career, he worked at Pathways To Housing NYC as a registered nurse care manager on their Assertive Community Treatment and Housing First team in Central Brooklyn.
Turi has bachelor degrees in nursing from William Paterson University and English literature from Union College and received a master’s degree in public health, with an international health concentration, from the Boston University School of Public Health.
As Administrative Chief of Staff, Gwen Watts provides executive support to CEO David Guth, facilitates all board meetings and serves as the liaison for the organization’s boards of directors including maintenance to the board website.
Gwen works closely with the executive team to ensure that projects are completed in a timely manner and that all details are carried through. All of Centerstone’s CEOs work closely with Gwen to coordinate all enterprise-wide projects. She also works with Centerstone’s lawyers and transition teams. Gwen orchestrates all of Centerstone’s board meetings and aids the All Boards Executive Committee in planning the board conferences and board leadership summits.
Working closely with CFO Steve Holman and COO Barry Hale, she organizes audit teams, affiliations, and due diligence projects.
Gwen often serves as the organization’s de facto historian, having served in various key positions at Centerstone for more than 25 years. She graduated from Lipscomb University with a degree in Social Work.
Eric Stein is the Director of Business Applications for Centerstone. In this role, he oversees all of the enterprise business systems, such as the financial, payroll and human resources software. His responsibilities include the integration of all the business systems between five states. He oversees a team of staff who focuses on gathering business requirements for new software and business systems.
Stein brings more than 25 years of experience working in information technology in a wide range of job experiences. He served as Information Technology Manager for Quinco Behavioral Health Systems in Columbus, Indiana prior to their merging with Centerstone in 2009. Stein began his career at Quinco in the finance department where he was integral in designing a new financial and budgeting system.
Chuck Pegg, who has more than 20 years of industry experience at Centerstone, is responsible for helping to oversee the overall technology infrastructure, including the company’s servers, network and hardware for security.
Pegg holds an associate degree in Communication Electronics from Ivy Tech Community College-Richmond, IN.
Brian Overton is the Director of Project Management and leads a team of project managers who ensure that enterprise initiatives progress according to accepted best practice project management principles. By working with stakeholders to clearly identify expectations, risks, dependencies and responsibilities, the Project Management Office is able to help Centerstone carefully manage resources and outcomes. In addition to his work on project execution, Overton is focused on portfolio management, resource management, strategic planning and quality improvement.
He has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, and upon graduation, served as a Supply Officer on the USS Ponce in the United States Navy. Following his military service he attended the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was selected as a Jenrette Fellow and received an MBA. Overton’s first experience in the healthcare industry then came at Emdeon, where he led the Enrollment Department through the implementation of new HIPAA regulations. He joined Centerstone in 2015 after holding a variety of Project Management and Operations roles at companies such as Dell, Amazon, and Asurion.
Jack Noe is the Director of Training & Staff Development, Tennessee for Centerstone as well as the Enterprise Director of the organization’s Learning Management System. He provides the organization with a consistent, stable, well-built, and usable learning courses. He continuously explores how to integrate tools that simplify processes, from the creation of training, courses, multimedia content, all the way to the creation of different types of reports and analytics.
Prior to this role, he served at several organizations designing and delivering successful programs in management development, team building, diversity, communications, customer service, sales, change management, performance management as well as many other topics.
Noe received a MS in Adult Education from Kaplan University and a double MBA in Business Administration and Project Management from Lakeland University. He also has three bachelor’s degrees in publishing, English/Literature and Marketing and Economics.
As the Director of Business & Services Development, Amy McDaniel works at the enterprise level and across departments to include clinical care units, marketing, IT, grants administration, and finance to build technology, designed to serve a multiple populations and scale to the Centerstone enterprise. McDaniel is currently responsible for all aspects of the Centerstone Care App, a mobile application designed to further deliver care to clients across the five-state service area.
Over the past 15 years, McDaniel has worked on large-scale, national technology projects to include Guidestar.org in conjunction with multiple community foundations located across the United States and in the Nashville area at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee as the Director of GivingMatters.com. She developed an online database of nonprofits and arts organizations and worked with a team to develop innovative charitable donation software platforms. McDaniel gained substantial experience in the social services in the Chicago area by working with The Field Foundation of Illinois, Alternatives Youth Development and in the Chicago Public School system. Through these endeavors she gained valuable experience in organizational infrastructure management, IT, operations, project management, finance and accounting, marketing and strategic planning.
McDaniel earned a MA in Community Health and Urban Development from the Jane Addams School of Social Work at the University of Illinois, Chicago.
Cathy Hendrix is the Director of Online Communication for Centerstone. In this role, she directs overall web strategy, and manages web design and content creation for Centerstone’s websites (internal and external), as well as the social media accounts. Working with Information Systems staff, Marketing and Public Relations staff, she ensures that the organization’s websites and web communications promote a positive, high-quality and consistent message throughout Centerstone.
Hendrix joined Centerstone in 2016 following ten years as Director of Communications for a religious organization. Her long career in the music industry, mainly in publicity, promotions and management capacities led her to Nashville in 1996 after residencies in Atlanta, New York and Dallas. She attended Louisiana State University with a focus on Liberal Arts (Communications).