Experienced group of leaders will guide and support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction
Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone, the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, today announced members and officers of the Centerstone of Tennessee board of directors. Board members serve as advocates for Centerstone and provide strategic guidance for its operations and policies throughout Middle Tennessee.
“We are so fortunate to have talented board members who selflessly devote their time and energy to fulfilling Centerstone’s mission,” said Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee. “In partnership with staff leadership, our board plays a critical role in raising awareness of mental health issues throughout the communities that we serve in Middle Tennessee. Their dedication helps ensure that we are poised to meet the needs of the 50,000 people we serve here each year.”
Centerstone of Tennessee board officers named today are as follows:
Janet Ayers (Chair)
Janet Ayers is the President of The Ayers Foundation, which she oversees alongside her husband Jim Ayers. For more than a decade, they have pledged millions of dollars to support community organizations and promote education. Ayers served as an administrator in the nursing home industry for many years, and today she is involved in many local organizations, including the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville, Nashville Symphony and Abe’s Garden. Ayers holds a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration from East Tennessee State University.
Mark Faulkner (Vice-Chair)
Mark Faulkner is President of Vireo Systems, Inc., a chemical manufacturing plant in Madison, Tenn. In addition to his work with Vireo Systems, Faulkner has worked in medical diagnostics for Abbott Laboratories and co-founded Aegis Analytical Labs, a forensic sciences and doping control company providing toxicology and consulting services to sports organizations, corporations, and medical examiners. Faulkner is active in supporting Aquinas College, the Williamson County Drug and Alcohol Council, Camp Marymount and numerous other civic and charitable involvements. He has given numerous talks on, and led University-based studies and trials, studying the effects of performance enhancement and wellness compounds. Faulkner holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Dallas.
Carmen Reagan, DBA (Secretary)
Dr. Carmen Reagan has 30 plus years experience in higher education. Newly retired, she spent 23 of those years with Austin Peay State University where she served as a Professor of Marketing and for ten years as Dean of the College of Business. She continues to teach part- time for Austin Peay and is currently on the boards of Delta Dental of TN, Gateway Health Center, Clarksville Volunteer Health, Customs House Museum, Clarksville Community Concert Association and The Clarksville Sunrise Rotary. She has previously served as Chair of the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, United Way, and Gateway Health Center. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Mississippi University for Women. Dr. Reagan received her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Memphis and her Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Mississippi State University.
Additional members of the Centerstone of Tennessee board include the following Middle Tennessee community leaders:
- Lee Ann Ingram (Immediate Past Chair), community leader, (Nashville)
- Dr. Richard Baxter, professor and consultant, Knowledge Elements (Franklin)
- Brenda Corbin, community leader (Nashville)
- Kelly Crockett, community leader (Nashville)
- Father Fred Dettwiller, The Rev. Canon, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee (Nashville)
- Vincent W. Durnan, Jr., director, University School of Nashville (Nashville)
- R. Parker Griffith, first vice president of wealth management and assistant branch manager, Smith Barney (Nashville)
- Christa N. Holleman, retired real estate professional (Clarksville)
- Lavinia Johnston, vice president of the Tucker Foundation, Johnston Southern Co. (Chattanooga)
- Orville Kronk, senior vice president and managing director, Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank (Nashville)
- Albert Menefee III, owner and operator, Beech Creek Farm, (Nashville)
- Dana Oman, community leader, (Nashville)
- Steven Saliba, owner, Saliba Construction Company (Lawrenceburg)
- Joan Sivley (Immediate Past Chair), community leader, (Nashville)
- Sperry Stadler, ABF Freight System (Nashville)
- Jim Sweeten, retired CPA (Gallatin)
- Deborah Taylor Tate, former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville)
- Robert N. Vero, Ed.D. (CEO), Centerstone of Tennessee (Nashville)
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 55 years. Through more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.