Centerstone Names Annual Giving Coordinator

Nashville, Tenn. — Linda Sullins Ballew has joined the staff of Centerstone, Middle Tennessee’s leading provider of mental health services, as the organization’s annual giving coordinator. She will manage special events and volunteer activities as well as assist with corporate marketing.

Centerstone is a non-profit organization comprised of 59 behavioral health facilities located in mid-state counties. Centerstone provides a comprehensive range of mental health services for children and adults including research and evaluation and treatment for mental illness and substance abuse. Centerstone assists approximately 40,000 Tennesseans each year.

“Linda is a driven and highly skilled professional,” said Suzanne Iler, vice president for development. “We are delighted that she has joined our team.”

Ballew recently served as assistant to the director of mass communication graduate studies at Middle Tennessee State University and interned as assistant to the director of public relations for the Buntin Group. Other experience includes reporting and public relations for MTTV Channel 10 in Murfreesboro. She received a bachelor of science degree in mass communication from Middle Tennessee State University.

“Centerstone’s efforts to help so many individuals and families in Middle Tennessee attracted me to the organization,” Ballew said. “This position and the work I will do to further Centerstone’s mission is rewarding and fulfilling. I look forward to the opportunity to serve such a worthy cause.”