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John Markley, MBA – Regional Chief Executive Officer John Markley, MBA – Regional Chief Executive Officer

John Markley serves as Regional CEO in Illinois, serving residents in eastern and southern Illinois through more than 30 locations that provide treatment, support and educational programs and services to individuals who have mental health and addiction disorders and specialized services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Centerstone employs over 525 staff in Illinois and serves more than 17,000 individuals annually.

Under Markley’s leadership, Illinois’ operations have expanded from serving residents in southern Illinois to include western Illinois following a 2015 merger with Wellspring Resources (now Centerstone) in Alton.

He has served on several national and statewide boards and is currently a member of several state and national associations.

Markley began his behavioral health career in 1985 as a staff accountant, was promoted to Director of Financial Services, and became CEO in 2005. He received bachelor’s degrees in criminal justice and accounting from Murray State University in Kentucky, and his MBA from Century University in New Mexico.

As CEO, Markley is responsible for the leadership and operational oversight of Centerstone’s clinical divisions, specialized services and strategic business development and fiscal accountability in Illinois.


Mirza S. Baig, MD – Regional Chief Medical Officer Mirza S. Baig, MD – Regional Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mirza Baig has served as Medical Director for Centerstone in Illinois and its legacy organizations for nearly 15 years. Previously, he managed the forensic unit of an Illinois state operated facility for 20 years.

Dr. Baig received his MD from Kakatiya Medical College in India and completed his psychiatric residency at the Missouri Institute of Psychiatry. He is board certified in addiction medicine, psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric and administrative psychiatry, and has over 35 years of experience in psychiatric medicine.


Anne Tyree, MPA, CFRE – Regional Chief Operating Officer Anne Tyree, MPA, CFRE – Regional Chief Operating Officer

Anne Tyree, MPA, CFRE, is Regional Chief Operating Officer in Illinois. In this role, she oversees all operations, administrative, and support systems for 600 employees serving more than 12,000 clients annually. Previously, Tyree served as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

She has over 20 years experience in strategic business planning, marketing, financial reporting and budgeting, business development, and capital project development. Tyree received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois-Chicago and her MPA with an emphasis on health care from American Public University.

She has led a number of state and local boards and commissions, and is a past president of the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association of Illinois.


Janette A. Heath, MA, NCC, LCPC – Vice President of Clinical Excellence Janette A. Heath, MA, NCC, LCPC – Vice President of Clinical Excellence

Janette Heath oversees clinical training, implementation of evidenced-based clinical models and measurement of clinical outcomes for clients. She has more than 20 years of experience at Centerstone and its legacy organizations in assessment, crisis, community-based services, counseling and administration in Illinois. She also is responsible for quality and health information management.

She received her BS in psychology with a minor in sociology from Culver-Stockton College and her MA in human development counseling with an emphasis in community counseling from the University of Illinois-Springfield. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the National Honor Society for counseling professionals.


Jean Alstat, MSEd, QMHP – Clinical Director Jean Alstat, MSEd, QMHP – Clinical Director

Jean Alstat serves as Clinical Director for behavioral health, community and prevention services in the Carbondale, Marion and West Frankfort offices in Illinois. In this role, she oversees a variety of services including Prevention, Early Head Start, Community Outreach, Early Intervention and Family Services.

Alstat received her MSEd in Educational Psychology with a specialization in Community Counseling. She has the National Counselor Certification and has worked for Centerstone and its legacy organizations for 20 years. She is a long-term resident of Jackson County.


Dalus Ben Avi - Director of Marketing and Community Engagement Dalus Ben Avi - Director of Marketing and Community Engagement

Dalus Ben Avi serves as Director of Marketing and Community Engagement in Illinois. In this role, she develops and implements new strategies for marketing, community outreach and both internal and external communication campaigns. She also promotes and advances Centerstone’s mission and serves as liaison to legislators on key issues.

Ben Avi received her bachelor’s of science degree from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and her master’s of science in organizational leadership from Argosy University.


Helen Blackburn, MS, LCPC – Director of Vocational & Residential Services Helen Blackburn, MS, LCPC – Director of Vocational & Residential Services

Helen Blackburn is Director of Vocational & Residential Services in Illinois. In this role, she oversees residential and vocational programming for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and/or mental health needs.

Blackburn received her MS in Rehabilitation Counseling from Southern Illinois University. She is a qualified intellectual disabilities professional (QIDP) and a licensed clinical practicing counselor (LCPC). She has worked for Centerstone and its legacy organizations for a combined 11 years. She resides in Carbondale.


Emily Dellamano - Director of Quality Improvement Emily Dellamano - Director of Quality Improvement

Emily Dellamano is the Director of Quality Improvement in Illinois. In this role, she provides day-to-day Quality Improvement oversight to programs and staff. She is also involved in ensuring that the organization is adhering to all certification, licensure and accreditation standards.

Dellamano received her Masters of Social Work from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. She has worked for Centerstone and its legacy organizations since 2009. She was born and raised in the Alton area and resides in Madison County.


Kimberly Fleck, PHR, SHRM-CP – Human Resources Director Kimberly Fleck, PHR, SHRM-CP – Human Resources Director

Kimberly A. Fleck, Human Resources Director, has worked for Centerstone and its legacy companies in Illinois for more than 30 years. Fleck has experience in support services, administration and human resources over the course of her career. She began working in human resources specifically in 1998 and was promoted to director in 2012.

She was certified as Professional in Human Resources (PHR) in 2009 and as a Society for Human Resource Management-Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) in 2015. She is a long term resident of Franklin County.


Rebecca Hudzik - Clinical Director Rebecca Hudzik - Clinical Director

Rebecca Hudzik, LCPC, currently serves as a Clinical Director for Centerstone in Alton, Ill. In this role, she oversees office and community-based clinical services, as well as residential programming.

She has been with Centerstone and its legacy organization for over 10 years in residential, community-based, quality improvement and administration in the behavioral health field.

She received her master’s degree in professional counseling from Lindenwood University.


Megan Klaas - Operations Director Megan Klaas - Operations Director

Megan Klaas is Operations Director in Illinois, overseeing the grievance and Office of Inspector General (OIG) processes, statewide credentialing, health and safety functions, and the credentialing and operations support staff. Klaas supports and guides the operation team’s budgeting processes, as well as organizes and monitors the submission of state required reporting.

She previously served as Credentialing System Manager at Centerstone from March 2017. Klaas plans to work toward obtaining the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist certification.


Angela Manns, BS, RN – Medical Services Director Angela Manns, BS, RN – Medical Services Director

Angela Manns is Medical Services Director in Illinois. In this role, she is responsible for managing statewide psychiatric and medical resources, as well as the state’s Medication Assisted Treatment services for adults addicted to opiates. In addition to recruiting and supervising all Illinois nursing staff, she is very involved in recruitment and hiring of physicians and nurse practitioners for the organization.

Manns received her BS in nursing from Kaplan University in Davenport, Iowa, and is currently pursuing her MS in Nursing from Maryville University in St. Louis. She has worked in medical services and Medication Assisted Treatment for Centerstone and its legacy organizations for five years.


Stacey Overturf, BA – Regional Finance Officer Stacey Overturf, BA – Regional Finance Officer

Stacey Overturf serves as Regional Finance Officer in Illinois. In this role, she oversees the organization’s fiscal operations, supervising finance and accounts receivable staff.

Overturf received her BA in accounting from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She has worked in finance for Centerstone and its legacy organizations for almost 30 years. She is a long-term resident of Franklin County.


Andrea Quigley - Clinical Service Director Andrea Quigley - Clinical Service Director

Andrea Quigley is the Clinical Service Director in Illinois. She oversees the Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) clinic implementation and grant, and oversees customer care services and outpatient counseling services for the Carbondale, Marion and West Frankfort outpatient offices, and the Bureau of Federal Prisons Halfway House.

Prior to joining Centerstone, Quigley worked at Lutheran Social Services of Illinois as a master child welfare specialist from January 2009 to July 2010 and as child welfare supervisor from July 2010 to December 2015.

Quigley obtained her Master of Arts degree in psychology and her doctoral degree in psychology from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.


Deniece Shivers - Housing and Facilities Director Deniece Shivers - Housing and Facilities Director

Deniece Shivers serves as the Housing and Facilities Director in Illinois. In this role, she manages the facilities and permanent housing offered by Centerstone in Alton.

Shivers received her BS in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in St. Louis. She also received her Assisted Housing Manager Certification for HUD housing. She has held multiple roles for Centerstone and its legacy organizations for over 19 years.


Chrissy Wedel – Director of Customer Experience Chrissy Wedel – Director of Customer Experience

Chrissy Wedel serves as Director of Customer Experience in Illinois. In this role, she works to improve customer service, supervises customer experience specialists, serves on an enterprise customer improvement team, works with the customer experience sub-group affiliated with the board of directors and acts as the team lead for customer experience in numerous special projects.

Wedel started working in customer service in 1996 and has been with Centerstone since 2007.


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  • Tom Johnson, Chair
  • Carol Zwick, Vice-Chair
  • Stephani Meyer, Secretary
  • Bonnie Brackett, Immediate Past Chair
  • John Markley, CEO
  • Ronda Dunn, PhD
  • Janette Eagles
  • Patricia Fischer
  • Kim Kaytor
  • David J. Melby, PhD
  • Pastor Robert Phillips
  • Waverly Robinson

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