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Centerstone Announces New Board Structure

Six governing boards established;

Centerstone of America Board of Directors is named


Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, has introduced a new governing board structure. As part of this new structure, Centerstone and its subsidiary companies will be governed by six complimentary boards of directors. All board members will serve as advocates for Centerstone, provide strategic oversight for and contribute financially to the organization and utilize their leadership within their communities to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure behavioral health disorders.

“Centerstone’s board members provide our company with tremendous leadership and support,” said David C. Guth, Jr., CEO of Centerstone of America, Inc. “We are honored that such a dynamic, passionate, and influential group of community leaders has come together to assist us in helping people overcome mental illness and addiction disorders.”

Each Centerstone board of directors has a specific area of governance:

  • Centerstone of America, Inc. Board holds financial responsibility for all of Centerstone. With members from both Tennessee and Indiana, it establishes and monitors finances, selects external auditors, and reviews annual findings.
  • Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc. Board sets policy and performance targets regarding service delivery and client access for Centerstone in Tennessee. It also addresses unmet needs through annual philanthropic efforts and works closely with the Advisory Board of Trustees, the Consumer and Family Advocacy Council and Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle.
  • Centerstone of Indiana, Inc. Board sets policy and performance targets regarding service delivery and client access for Centerstone in Indiana. It also addresses unmet needs through annual fundraising campaigns and capital fund efforts, working closely with Indiana’s Ambassadors Circle.
  • Centerstone Research Institute Board sets policy and performance targets regarding research and treatment technology and has members from both Tennessee and Indiana. It works closely with the Institutional Review Board. This board also addresses research and technology opportunities in collaboration with Tennessee and Indiana annual campaigns and capital fund efforts.
  • Centerstone Foundation Board sets policy and performance targets regarding management and distribution of endowment funds in adherence to donor intent and identified needs throughout Centerstone. With members from both Tennessee and Indiana, the board champions the growth of planned giving through the Dede Wallace Society.
  • Advantage Behavioral Health Board sets policy and performance targets regarding development and implementation of strategies to transform provider networks of care. With members in both Tennessee and Indiana, the board works closely with all other Centerstone boards and holds responsibility for many areas of operation, including quality management, corporate compliance, and the Customer Care and Crisis Call Center.

Centerstone of America, Inc. board officers named today are as follows:

  • Richard H. Fitzgerald (Nashville, TN), who is retired from SunTrust Bank, will serve as chairman of the board.
  • A John Rose II (Bloomington, IN), president of Textillery Weavers, will serve as vice-chair.
  • Philippa M. Guthrie (Bloomington, IN), vice president and general counsel for the Indiana University Foundation, will serve as secretary.

“I continually stand in awe of the commitment Centerstone’s leaders and employees demonstrate toward helping their clients, day in and day out,” said Richard Fitzgerald. “This sincere, dedicated group of individuals strives to provide the absolute best behavioral healthcare that can be found in the nation. I’m honored to be a part of this inspiring organization and look forward to contributing to its continued growth.”

The other members of the Centerstone of America, Inc.’s board include: David Guth, Linda L. Hobbs (Nashville, Ind.), Trish Lindler (Nashville, Tenn.), Joe Roche (Columbus, Ind.), and Jim Sweeten (Gallatin, Tenn.).

About Centerstone

Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 888-291-4357.

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