Advantage Behavioral Health Names Board Members

Nashville, Tenn.—Advantage Behavioral Health, a not-for-profit managed care company providing behavioral health and case management services, announced additions to its board of directors, including the selection of three new board officers. Advantage is a subsidiary of Centerstone, the largest community-based behavioral healthcare provider in the United States.

Board members of Advantage will provide leadership and guidance to the company. The board will set policy and performance targets regarding the development and implementation of strategies within Advantage’s provider networks. With members in Tennessee and Indiana, the board also will oversee many areas of Advantage’s operations, including quality management, corporate compliance, healthcare contracting and the customer care and crisis call center.

“We are pleased to welcome a strong team of business, healthcare and civic leaders to our board leadership,” said Advantage CEO Debbie Cagle. “Their insight and guidance will further our mission to make certain that those with mental health and substance abuse issues receive the most effective treatment and care, where and when they need it.”

Advantage Behavioral Health board officers named today are as follows:

Joseph Roche (Chair)

President of St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, Ind., Roche serves as a Board member for Jennings County Economic Development. He also is an active volunteer with the United Way and member of St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church in Columbus, Ind. Roche holds degrees from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Oakland University.

Jack Wallace (Vice-Chair)

Wallace is currently senior vice president of Willis of Tennessee in Nashville, Tenn. He is an active supporter of the Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama.

Richard Baxter (Secretary)

Baxter, who is retired from Williamson Christian College in Franklin, Tenn., serves on the board of directors of NAMI Nashville and is an active member of Christ Presbyterian Church, where he is a deacon. Baxter belongs to the Member Advisory Board for the Bridges Program with the Tennessee Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He also is active within the Brentwood Rotary Club where he has led the Ambassadorial Scholarship Committee. He holds degrees from Iowa State University, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, Michigan State University and the University of Memphis.

“Advantage is transforming the role behavioral health plays in healthcare, and I’m thrilled to support its efforts,” said Joe Roche. “The company’s dedicated staff and leadership team work each day to not only improve patients’ access to care, but to decrease healthcare costs. Advantage gives doctors the information, tools and support they need to provide patients the most efficient and effective mental health and addiction treatments and services possible.”

Additional members of the board include:

  • Debbie Cagle, CEO of Advantage Behavioral Health (Brentwood, Tenn.)
  • Terrye Davidson, Brownstone Central Middle School (Seymour, Ind.)
  • Albert Menefee III, Beech Creek Farm (Brentwood, Tenn.)
  • Joan Sivley, community leader (Nashville, Tenn.)

About Advantage

Advantage Behavioral Health, a regional not-for-profit behavioral health managed care company owned by Centerstone, brings an integrated business model and innovative vision to its communities, and individuals with severe mental illness for the provision of behavioral health services. Collaborating with members and providers alike, Advantage uses innovative strategies to produce solid healthcare solutions. For more information about Advantage, please call 866-781-8004.

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