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Centerstone Names Barry Hale Vice President for Business Development

Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, the largest behavioral healthcare provider in Tennessee, has announced the addition of Barry S. Hale as vice president for business development, according to chief executive officer, David C. Guth, Jr.
As vice president for business development, Hale will identify and monitor opportunities for growth in the behavioral healthcare market and facilitate the expansion of Centerstone’s services.

Hale’s first point of business is overseeing Centerstone’s newly proposed merger with Indiana-based Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) and Quinco Behavioral Health Systems. Upon completion of the merger, the combined Centerstone organization will have more than 120 facilities in Indiana and Tennessee and approximately $110 million in annual revenues. It will employ more than 1,500 people and serve an estimated 70,000 individuals needing treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues.

“Barry’s proven leadership and expertise in the behavioral health field brings great opportunities for Centerstone. As we continue to improve and expand our services, Barry’s vision and guidance will be invaluable,” said David Guth, Centerstone CEO.

Prior to joining Centerstone, Hale served as Chief Executive Officer of Quinco Mental Health Centers, headquartered in Bolivar, Tenn. During his career, Hale also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Health Service Initiatives, Inc., a health and human service consulting company based in Jackson, Tenn. Hale has served on the boards of Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations, Behavioral Health Initiatives, Caldwell Homes, and the Western Mental Health Institute Board of Trustees. He has been a regular contributing member of the Region VI Mental Health Planning Council and St. Mary’s Catholic Church Finance Council. He received his B.S. in Sociology from the University of Memphis and his MSSW from the University of Tennessee’s School of Social Work.