Paz to diversify funding sources and garner support for Centerstone’s mental health and addiction services in Tennessee
Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s leading not-for-profit provider of community-based mental health and addiction services, announced that Moises Paz has been named Director of Development for the Centerstone Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the organization. In his new role, Paz will work with board members, donors, volunteers, corporations and foundations to raise awareness and expand funding and resources for Centerstone of Tennessee.
“Moises brings fresh perspective, exceptional leadership and decades of successful fundraising experience to Centerstone, and we are pleased to welcome him to our team,” said Linda Garceau, CEO of the Centerstone Foundation. “With Moises’ support, we look forward to expanding and diversifying our donor base and fundraising capabilities to advance our work to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction in communities across Middle Tennessee.”
Paz has had extensive experience with developing and executing multi-million dollar campaigns for a variety of nonprofits across the country, including organizations in New York, Georgia and California, to name a few. During his time with the Valley of the Sun Community Center in Scottsdale, AZ, he was instrumental in establishing the large-scale “Heroes for Children Awards” fundraiser in cooperation with the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Phoenix Suns and U.S. Bank. He has also secured major gifts from National Football League (NFL) and NBA athletes and celebrities throughout his career.
Before joining the Centerstone Foundation, Paz served as a Senior Associate with Harris Rand Lusk & Development Consultants, Inc., a practice dedicated to recruiting and cultivating senior leadership and boards for public service organizations across the country.
Originally from San Diego, Moises earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in Family and Child Counseling at San Diego State University. He holds a post graduate certificate in the Management of Nonprofit Organizations from La Salle University and the William Penn Foundation.
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 centerstone.org.