Centerstone Kentucky Leadership
Dr. Zipple is President and CEO of Centerstone Kentucky (formerly Seven Counties Services), based in Louisville. The 1450 dedicated Kentucky staff serve over 34,000 clients each year and partner with many collaborating organizations. Centerstone Kentucky is the state leader in the delivery of welcoming, evidence based services for mental illness, addictions, and developmental and intellectual disabilities. Zipple is also a Professor at Eastern Kentucky University and co-teaches courses in Psychiatric Rehabilitation ever offered at a Kentucky university.
Zipple has almost 40 years of experience as a clinical manager, public administrator, consultant, teacher, researcher, and executive in the field of behavioral health. Prior to joining Centerstone in 2011, Zipple served as CEO of Thresholds in Chicago, COO of Vinfen in Boston, and Professor and Senior Research Associate at Boston University and its Center for Psychiatric Rehabilitation. He is a licensed psychologist, a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association Dincin Fellow, and a Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner. Zipple has published more than 65 articles, monographs, and book chapters and has trained and consulted with organizations across the US and in Asia. He is the recipient of the John Beard and Irvin Rutman Awards of the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and the Hall-Render Leadership in Healthcare Award.
Kelley Gannon is the Chief Operating Officer for Centerstone Kentucky. She is responsible for setting the strategic direction for four lines of service, Adult Mental Health, Child and Family Behavioral Health, Addiction Services and Intellectual and Development Services.
Gannon has worked in the behavioral health field for over twenty seven years. She has extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation and proven leadership in the application of Evidence Based Practices. She has leadership skills in coordinating and promoting collaborative relationships with community providers and key stakeholders to create real collective impact and positive outcomes. She has adept knowledge for developing practice management opportunities to support the mission of behavioral health. She earned her master’s degree in social work in 1994 from the University of Kentucky and her independent licensure in 2002. Most recently she earned her MBA from the University of Louisville. Gannon is a former adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville.
As Chief Medical Officer, Scott Hedges works with the Executive Leadership Team of Centerstone Kentucky (comprised of Centerstone Kentucky senior executive team) to ensure that the medical, nursing, laboratory, and pharmacy decisions represent the best interest of the people our organization serves and the needs of the enterprise. To that end, his focus is on providing highly qualified medical professionals, state of the art medical technology, and services that are compliant with Joint Commission, state and federal rules and regulations. The goal is for Centerstone Kentucky to secure its place as an industry leader in the provision of medical services.
Dr. Hedges joined the preceding organization to Centerstone Kentucky in 1987 as a volunteer at our Crisis and Information Hotline. He took a four year break while he attended medical school, and returned as a full time employee in 1995. He was promoted to Associate Chief Medical Officer for Adult Services in 1996 and then Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President for Medical Services in 2009. In addition to his role with Centerstone Kentucky, Dr. Hedges is also Executive Faculty with the University of Louisville Department of Behavior Health Sciences. He has been the previous Associate Hospital Director for Central State Hospital, Medical Director for Wellspring Crisis Stabilization Unit, and Consulting Medical Director for Bridgehaven Mental Health Services. He is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and has served on the Governors Medicaid Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee in the past. He has published many times and was recognized at the MediStar Physician of the Year in 2012. He is the immediate past president for the St. Joseph Catholic Medical Guild and is currently in seminary working toward ordination as a deacon in the Catholic Church.
He received his BA in Chemistry and his MD from the University of Louisville.
Bonnie Thorson Young, joined Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties Services) in 1987 as a Developmental Specialist. A licensed speech-language pathologist, Young has dedicated her career to helping individuals reach their potential, both as a clinician and an administrator. She has volunteered on numerous community boards during her tenure with our agency and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Voices for Health. A strong advocate for individuals, she is well known in the early intervention community for her efforts to help introduce and pass legislation leading to the creation of First Steps, the Kentucky Early Intervention System.
Prior to joining Centerstone, Young worked in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Louisville, was part-time faculty at U of L, and practiced as a speech-language pathologist in both Iowa and Kentucky. An avid bicyclist, she also enjoys slalom skiing in the summer and cross country skiing any time snow flies in our Commonwealth. En route to making Louisville her home in 1981, Bonnie attended undergraduate school at the University of North Dakota and earned her graduate degree at the University of Northern Iowa.
As the VP of Marketing and Business Development for Kentucky, Amanda Newton is responsible for retaining current business, adding new business, managing referral source issues, PR, strategic planning for marketing, brand reputation management and brochure content development. Newton has been with Centerstone (formerly Seven Counties) since 2010. She has worked in the behavioral healthcare field since 1998. Prior to joining Centerstone, Newton served as Director of Business Development at Wellstone Regional Hospital. During her career she has worked in various roles in pharmaceuticals, direct patient care, operations and marketing. She has served on the boards of Mental Health Association-KY (MHA), the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) and the Kentuckiana Childcare Coalition (KCCC). She has received a Master of Arts Degree from the University of Louisville in Psychology.
On a personal note, she enjoys running, helping others and being a mommy.
Shannon White, Vice President of External Affairs, brings her passion and enthusiasm for empowering others to Centerstone. She is a non-profit executive with 18 years of experience in both public and private sector leadership roles. She is the Founder of Dress for Success Louisville, and has been the President of YPAL and served on numerous regional Board of Directors. As the owner of Shine! Consulting, White worked with a myriad of organizations, both large and small across Louisville. For the past five years, she lead The Spina Bifida Association of Kentucky as Executive Director and helped pass vital legislation supporting families across Kentucky, launched the Norton Children’s Hospital multidisciplinary pediatric clinic and expanded SBAK awareness walks to five locations across the state.
As Vice President of Adult Services, Kimberly Brothers works with the organization and community partners to ensure that the continuum of services are available and working seamlessly to address the varying levels of care needed for consumers utilizing evidence based practices and innovative programming. She ensures the financial viability of the division each year in order to optimize the ability to create, enhance, and grow more opportunities to address the needs of the community and its citizens experiencing symptoms of mental health disorders. She and her leadership team work hard to assure positive, proactive engagement, and ease of access to services for consumers with the goal of minimizing unnecessary hospitalization or institutionalization of those experiencing mental health issues. Brothers joined Centerstone Kentucky in 1996 as a grant outreach provider in the Rural Division from which she grew up. Brothers has held several positions with CSKY over the past years including, Therapist, Rural Children’s Crisis Director, Out-patient Site Manager, Rural Children’s Services Director, and Rural Vice President of Services. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Louisville and her MSW from Washington University-St Louis- George Warren Brown School of Social Work. Brothers spends her free time living in the country with her husband, two active teenage children, and myriad of pets.
As VP of Quality, Health Information & Compliance, Susan Rittenhouse works closely with many of the administrative areas that support Operations in Kentucky. She oversees all Quality, Data Analytics, and Compliance functions for the organization, as well as Health Information including project management of the electronic health record. In addition, Rittenhouse supervises all business staff in the Operations sites as well as the Utilization Management department, which is comprised of authorizations, verifications and credentialing processes. She ensures that all these processes are efficient and effective to support the Operations of the organization which includes interfacing with payers to assure contracts and codes are set up correctly. She joined Centerstone Kentucky in 1994 as a Unit Manager for one of the locations, then moving to Shared Services in 1997 as the Compliance Officer.
Prior to joining Centerstone, Rittenhouse served as Chemical Dependency Director, as well as Provider Relations and Quality Assurance Director for United Behavioral Systems in Louisville. She also served as Executive Director of Women’s Residential Services in Libertyville, Ill. an addiction treatment center for women and their children. She received her BA in Psychology with a minor in Business Administration from DePauw University and an MS in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University. She is also a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor in Kentucky.
Christopher Roszman serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Centerstone of Kentucky (formerly Seven Counties). He joined the organization in December 2014. Roszman has nearly 30 years of progressive operational, financial and regulatory experience as both a Financial Operations Executive in multi-hospital, physician and post-acute health settings and as a public practice CPA in two different Top 10 firms in a not-for-profit/healthcare focused consulting and auditing role.
Prior to joining Centerstone, Roszman has served as a Divisional Vice President of Operations for 21st Century Oncology, a national physician practice company based in Ft Myers, Fla., Assistant Chief Financial Officer for KentuckyOne Health, a $2.3 Billion multi-hospital system based in Kentucky, A Healthcare Practice Partner with BKD, LLP, Senior Vice President & CFO for Commonwealth Health System, a multi-hospital system based in Bowling Green and a Managing Consultant with Ernst & Young LLP’s healthcare consulting practice.
Roszman is a Fellow of the Health Care Financial Management Association, Fellow of the Louisville Health Enterprise Network and a Six Sigma Greenbelt trained by GE in their healthcare methodology.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board for the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Finance Committee member for Passport Health Plans. He is the Past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association, past member of the Kentucky Hospital Association’s Medicaid Technical Advisory Committee. Roszman is also the past Finance Committee Chair and Board member of Eastern Area Community Ministries, past Finance Committee Chair and Pastoral Council member of Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church and School.
He obtained his Accounting and Finance degrees from the University of Kentucky and his MBA from Western Kentucky University. He is a licensed CPA in Kentucky.
As Vice President of Child & Family Services, David Weathersby works with his teams to address the behavioral health needs of the children and families of the Centerstone Kentucky service area. Currently that includes providing a wide array of services to over 12,000 children per year in seven counties and over 150 schools. Their primary focus is on helping children and families stay together, choose safety, and realize their potential in all areas possible. Weathersby has been with the organization since 1994 working in a variety of roles from accounting manager to social worker to clinical supervisor, program manager, division director and Vice President. He has been Vice President of C&F since 2008. He received his MSSW from the University of Louisville in 1994, MDiv/MEd Administration from Southern Seminary in 1989, and BA in Accounting/Finance from Georgia Southwestern in 1985.
As Vice President of Addiction Services, Scott leads all clinical and financial aspects of the Addiction Services Division for Centerstone Kentucky. His responsibilities include a wide range of Intensive Outpatient Programming, the Pregnant and Parenting Women’s service line, the Adolescent Addiction Recovery Center and adolescent service line as well as the 81 bed Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center (CARC) in downtown Louisville. Hesseltine is a member of the Operations Leadership Team (OLT) of Centerstone Kentucky where he works closely with the Division Vice Presidents to ensure cross agency support while achieving alignment with strategic initiatives. He is a member of the American Counseling Association; the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC), and the Kentucky Association for Addiction Professionals. He joined Centerstone Kentucky (formerly Seven Counties) in 2015 from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation where he served in a variety of roles since 2005, most recently as the Corporate Director of Clinical Support & Operations. Hesseltine has been a frequent guest on radio and television and routinely presents on a variety of topics related to addiction servcies. He holds a BA in Psychology from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virg.; an MA in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, Minn. and an MBA with a healthcare emphasis from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis.
As the Centerstone Kentucky Information Technology Director, Travis Taggart manages the relationship between Centerstone Kentucky and the enterprise Information Technology Department. He evaluates business drivers as presented by local and enterprise leadership to ensure that IT services are designed and delivered to meet regional and corporate needs.
Taggart joined Centerstone in 2016 as the ITS Director for Kentucky and oversaw the IT transition of Seven Counties services into Centerstone Kentucky. Prior to joining Centerstone, he served as Senior Director of Information Technology at RiverValley Behavioral Health, a sister Community Mental Health Center in Kentucky. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from Indiana University in 2002.
Debbie Gray is the Human Resources Director of Centerstone Kentucky. She has extensive experience in all functional areas of human resources with particular focus on organizational design, and leadership development.
Debbie earned both her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources Management and a Master of Science degree in Human Resources Leadership from Sullivan University in Louisville. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.