Melissa Larkin-Skinner is the Regional Chief Executive Officer for Centerstone, a nonprofit health system specializing in mental health and substance use disorder treatments. As Regional Chief Executive Officer, Larkin-Skinner is responsible for the leadership and oversight of Centerstone’s operations in Florida.
Larkin-Skinner has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of mental health and addiction care. As a licensed mental health counselor, she has worked with children and adults of all ages in diverse treatment programs including inpatient, outpatient, crisis intervention, intensive community-based care, and child welfare. She has designed and operated innovative programs to meet community needs such as the Children’s Community Action Treatment Team (CAT) which was adopted as a statewide model of care for Florida’s youth and their families.
Larkin-Skinner serves as a persistent voice bringing attention to the opioid epidemic. She is an authority on the disease of addiction’s devastating effects on communities, regularly providing state and federal policy feedback and engaging in legislative advocacy as a mental health and addiction subject-matter expert in Tallahassee, Florida, and Washington, D.C. She also serves as the sole behavioral health provider on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission. She is a recipient of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association Administrator of the Year Award for her efforts combating the opioid epidemic. She is the past Chair of the Florida Council for Behavioral Health, is current Chair of the Florida Behavioral Health Association, and has been appointed to serve on the Florida Commission on Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
Larkin-Skinner holds a master’s in healthcare administration from Saint Leo University and a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from the University of South Florida.
Roger Johnson is the Regional Chief Operating Officer for Florida. He is responsible for operations including medical, outpatient and residential services. In addition, he oversees facility management and implements strategies for quality care delivery and growth.
Roger began his career with Centerstone in 1994 as a part-time behavioral health technician. Over the years he has moved up through the organization working on the fiscal side as the manager of accounts payable and receivable, as well as contract management, and on the clinical side as the Director of Medical Services. Roger has been instrumental in the development of new programs including our satellite office in Sarasota, our clinical programs within the Sarasota and Manatee County jails and Centerstone’s psychiatric residency program.
Roger currently serves on the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine Board of Directors.
He has a BA in business management and has lived in the Bradenton community for more than 50 years.
Sean Gingras is Regional Finance Officer in Florida. After college, Sean began as an audit intern for a big five accounting firm and within three years became an audit supervisor at a local firm. In 2007, he became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Sean joined Centerstone as the Director of Finance in early 2010.
Sean is a current member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Florida Institute of CPAs, the Government Finance Officers Association, the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, the Healthcare Financial Management Association and the Manatee Young Professionals. He is also a current finance committee member for the Humane Society of Manatee County, a finance committee member for the Central Florida Behavioral Health Network and a board member of the Pinnacle Plaza Condo Association.
He studied accounting at both the University of Florida, where he received a BA, and at the University of Central Florida, where he received his MBA in accounting.
Ebony King is Vice President of Quality Improvement for Centerstone in Florida. King has over 20 years of leadership experience built on a strong record of accreditation in healthcare and academic arenas, strategy, and project management accomplishments. King is instrumental in the preparation and overall process of Centerstone’s continued accreditation, by ensuring we are providing exceptional care and the safest healing environment.
Charles Whitfield, M.Ed., is a certified life coach and Vice President of Community Care in Florida.
He graduated with a BA in business administration and an MA in elementary education from Temple University in Philadelphia.
Charles has been working for Centerstone since 2008, managing multiple programs including adult and child med clinics, targeted case management, forensic case management, adult and child therapy services including school-based therapy, child trauma services, rape crisis adult therapy, child advocacy trauma services, prevention and intervention programs. All operations for the outpatient front desk, Call Center, Walk-in Center, Access Center and mobile crisis services are under Charles’ management.
He also manages Centerstone’s community paramedicine program and the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
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.
Jane Roseboro is Vice President of Community Alignment at Centerstone. With Centerstone since 2009, Jane has been working to help those with mental health and substance abuse issues for more than 18 years.
She started with Centerstone as a counselor in the children’s substance abuse and mental health program. After less than a year, she was promoted to supervisor over the children’s substance abuse program to include outpatient counseling and prevention services and the Manatee County Drug Court Program. As Centerstone continued to grow, she began managing all of the new Centerstone treatment courts in Sarasota County. Jane was then promoted to Director of Forensic Services, where she oversaw the drug court and jail programming in Manatee and Sarasota counties, the Comprehensive Treatment Court Jail Diversion Program in Sarasota, homeless and forensic outreach in Manatee County and integrated care at the Department of Health in Sarasota and North Port.
As Vice President of Community Alignment, Jane added the four FACT teams in Manatee, Sarasota and Lee counties to her oversight. She serves on several community workgroups and boards, forensics and integrated care, focusing on growth of programs.
Jane has a BA in psychology and a MA in sociology with dual concentrations in addiction and family.
Jayne Tingley is the Director of Community Care in Florida. Jayne has over 25 years of experience after being drawn to the field while she was a student at The Ohio State University. Jayne started with Centerstone as a counselor in 2011, from there she had the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance in the role of Manager of the Children and Adult Outpatient Therapy Program, targeted case management to include the forensic specialist, and more recently the Med Clinic Program on an interim basis. With the support of Manatee County Schools and guidance of Charles Whitfield, Jayne was instrumental in the development of the Manatee County School Based Therapy Program. She has BA in Psychology and a Masters in Counseling from Spring Arbor University. She is a Qualified Supervisor for the State of Florida providing supervision and education to student interns. In addition, she has a certification in Case Management Supervision.
Joseph Rea is the Director of South County Practices in Florida. Joseph began his tenure with Centerstone in 2022 and brings more than a decade of experience in the behavioral health field to our South County programs.
As Director of South County Practices, Joseph oversees Lee County’s programs including FACT, CAT, Assisted Outpatient Treatment, Housing Outreach and Treatment, and Lee County’s Mental Health Court and Veterans Treatment Courts. Joseph serves on various community boards dedicated to the growth and development of Lee County’s behavioral health continuum of care.
Joseph has also been serving as an Adjunct Instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University since 2015, endeavoring to shape the next generation of behavioral health and criminal justice professionals.
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- Colleen Thayer, Chair
- Rev. James T. Golden, Immediate Past Chair
- Amy Wrightson, Vice Chair
- Timothy Knowles, Secretary
- Melissa Larkin-Skinner, CEO
- Jennifer Bencie, MD
- Ann Campbell
- Lorenzo Waiters
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