Gemma Clayson is Director of Community Programs. With Centerstone since 2009, she has been working to help those with mental health and substance abuse issues for more than 15 years.
Clayson started with Centerstone as a counselor with the children’s Community Action Treatment (CAT) team. After obtaining her license in marriage and family therapy, Clayson was named Supervisor of the CAT team in Manatee County. From there, she went on to manage three CAT Teams covering Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. Clayson currently serves as Director of Children’s Community Programs, managing CAT teams in Manatee, Sarasota, Desoto, Hendry, Glades and Lee County as well as the Child Welfare Diversion Program in Manatee County. In this role, she participates on several community workgroups and boards.
Clayson has a BA in Psychology, an MS in Counseling Psychology and a License in Marriage and Family Therapy.