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Centerstone Begins New Ambassadors Circle Program in Clarksville-Montgomery County

Group of community leaders convene around vested interest in mental healthcare and addiction services for Montgomery County residents of all ages

Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, convened a group of Clarksville-Montgomery County leadership on October 2 to discuss the importance of localized mental healthcare and addiction service programs for residents of Montgomery County.

This was the first such meeting in Clarksville of the Centerstone Ambassadors Circle, which is a group that works to advance Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction. The group does so by representing Centerstone in the community, creating awareness of behavioral health issues, identifying potential funding opportunities and assisting in fund solicitation to meet established goals.

The October 2 event, hosted in the home of Kay and Larry Martin, saw representation from a variety of local leadership including Hands on Clarksville, Lowes and Sunrise Rotary Club who have recently partnered to show support of Centerstone and its services.

“Centerstone has a huge presence in Clarksville-Montgomery County and has for many decades now,” said Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone. “What is now the Harriett Cohn Center, one of Centerstone’s largest outpatient facilities, opened in Clarksville in 1958 and has served thousands of local residents of all ages seeking mental health and addiction treatment since opening its doors. It was wonderful to have dozens of local leaders, community members and even clients of Centerstone programs in the same room on Tuesday evening, to discuss and collaborate on how we can continue to best serve the residents of Montgomery County.”

Currently, Centerstone offers outpatient counseling and therapy for people of all ages through its Harriet Cohn outpatient facility at 511 8th Street in Clarksville. In addition, Centerstone offers School-Based Counseling services in 24 Montgomery County schools, intensive in-home treatment services, foster care and adoption services, mobile crisis services, case management, academy services through Weems Academy and even some residential services for youth and adults, just to name a few.

Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle works to raise awareness of Centerstone’s programs and initiatives, provide time, talent and resources to the local community and to develop a giving network of supportive businesses, agencies, professionals and individuals.

For more information about Centerstone, please visit www.centerstone.org or call 888.291.4357. For questions about how to become a member of Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle and give back to your local community, please call Moises Paz at 615.460.4144.

Jennifer Jackson, Austin Peay State University/TECTA; Connie Sanders, APSU Child Learning Center; E.Ann Ingram, Director of Centerstone’s Infant and Early Childhood Services Program; Lisa Maddox-Vinson, Austin Peay State University/TECTA

(from l to r) Jennifer Jackson, Austin Peay State University/TECTA; Connie Sanders, APSU Child Learning Center; E.Ann Ingram, Director of Centerstone’s Infant and Early Childhood Services Program; Lisa Maddox-Vinson, Austin Peay State University/TECTA.

Mike Biggs, President of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club (left) presents a check to Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee (center) and Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation (right).

Mike Biggs, President of the Clarksville Sunrise Rotary Club (left) presents a check to Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee (center) and Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation (right).

Dr. Carmen Regan, Secretary for the Centerstone of Tennessee Board of Directors; Christa Holleman, Centerstone of Tennessee Board Member; and Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation.

(from l to r) Dr. Carmen Regan, Secretary for the Centerstone of Tennessee Board of Directors; Christa Holleman, Centerstone of Tennessee Board Member; and Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation.

E.Ann Ingram, Director of Centerstone’s Infant and Early Childhood Services Program; Dr. Jennifer Lowe Ellis, Medical Director for AseraCare Hospice; Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation; and Kay Martin, philanthropist and host of the Centerstone Ambassadors Circle event

(from l to r) E.Ann Ingram, Director of Centerstone’s Infant and Early Childhood Services Program; Dr. Jennifer Lowe Ellis, Medical Director for AseraCare Hospice; Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation; and Kay Martin, philanthropist and host of the Centerstone Ambassadors Circle event.

Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee; Darrin Rowell, Chair for Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle, Founder of 10-90 and Executive Performance Coach for Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA Program; Mark Faulkner, Vice-Chair of the Centerstone of Tennessee Board of Directors and President of Vireo Systems, Inc.; Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation.

(from l to r) Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee; Darrin Rowell, Chair for Centerstone’s Ambassadors Circle, Founder of 10-90 and Executive Performance Coach for Vanderbilt’s Executive MBA Program; Mark Faulkner, Vice-Chair of the Centerstone of Tennessee Board of Directors and President of Vireo Systems, Inc.; Moises Paz, Director of the Centerstone Foundation.

About Centerstone?
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 The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or visit www.centerstone.org.?