Robert N. Vero, EdD – Regional Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Robert (Bob) Vero has worked in behavioral healthcare for nearly four decades. As Regional CEO of Tennessee’s largest community-based behavioral healthcare provider, he is responsible for the leadership, fiscal accountability and operational oversight of all clinical divisions, specialized services, strategic business development. With an annual operating budget $70 million and a staff of 1000 employees, Centerstone serves nearly 60,000 individuals and families in Tennessee each year.

Bob received his bachelor’s in psychology and his master’s in counseling from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. He earned his doctorate in human development counseling from George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

He is a licensed marital and family therapist, a licensed professional counselor and a licensed psychological examiner. His clinical experience includes both private and community-based practice with special focus on substance abuse prevention, marriage and family therapy, and critical incident stress management services. He also has served as a psychological consultant to several law enforcement agencies and volunteered his personal service during 9/11 and in recent national disasters.

Bob has held adjunct faculty positions in both Omaha and Nashville and served as a volunteer board member for several middle Tennessee not-for-profits including Cumberland University, where he is currently a member of the board of trustees, and the Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations (TAMHO) for which he is president-elect.