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Centerstone Adds New Chief Managed Care Officer

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, has announced the addition of Deborah Cagle as Chief Managed Care Officer.

Cagle will provide the vision and strategic planning for the development of Centerstone’s managed care initiatives. She will be responsible for instituting a structure that will ensure effective processes in the application of evidence-based treatments, best business practices, and meaningful quality improvements. The foundational pillar is envisioned as one of functional consumer outcomes facilitated through strong provider-payor partnerships, recovery oriented treatment services, and technological advancements.

“We are excited to have Debbie join our staff. Her broad experience and expertise in behavioral healthcare and managed care coupled with her marketing and business development skills will provide the impetus for the development of these new initiatives,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “Our vision for managed care initiatives, is one of ‘commitment to care.’ Debbie joins Centerstone at a key time in our organization’s development. We’ve challenged Debbie to assist in formulating a plan for Centerstone’s future that advances our organizational strengths in compassionate treatment, education, research, and leadership.”

Cagle has more than 20 years of experience in the field of mental health and substance abuse treatment. Prior to joining Centerstone, Cagle served as Chief Operating Officer for ValueOptions of Tennessee in Nashville. She also held positions as Vice President of Network Development, External Affairs and Quality Improvement for AdvoCare of Tennessee, a subsidiary of Magellan Health Services; Director of Behavioral Health Managed Care and Business Development for HCA, Inc.; and Director of Behavioral Healthcare Services Contracting for Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

An active volunteer, she has served on a number of boards and is a recognized educator and speaker in the managed behavioral health field. Her husband, Garner, also is a mental health professional. They have a teenage son, Zachary.