As President of the Foundation, Ramona Rhodes is responsible for advancing Centerstone’s mission through philanthropy. She works in direct collaboration with Centerstone’s Foundation Board of Directors in the areas of endowment investment and management, stewardship of donor intent, growth of philanthropic support to Centerstone, and day-to-day operational management of the Foundation team located across five states.
During Rhodes’ 27-year tenure, the Centerstone organization has grown from a small, Nashville-based agency to a national multi-state, multi-tiered organizational enterprise serving over 150,000 individuals annually.
Under her leadership, the marketing team has received numerous recognitions.The 2002 Centerstone branding campaign was named a finalist by the Nashville Business Journal for the Center for Nonprofit Management’s Salute to Excellence Awards. Multiple advertising campaigns and publications have also received marketing and communication awards over the years, including several Telly and Addy® awards for creative excellence. Rhodes was also named a Health Care Hero in 2011 by the Nashville Business Journal.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn., and is a member of the American Marketing Association. She has been with Centerstone since 1989.