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Centerstone Names Five New Board Members

Noted Business and Civic Leaders Further Diversify Leadership at Mental Health Provider

Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone, one of the nation’s leading behavioral healthcare providers, announced today the addition of five new members to its board of directors. The not-for-profit organization includes more than 60 facilities in 22 Middle Tennessee counties. New board members include:

Jeff Kaplan – Associate Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs at Vanderbilt University, Kaplan is a resident of Franklin, TN., and a volunteer member of the Nashville Red Cross. Kaplan, a former cabinet member for the United Way of Franklin County, Ohio, holds a Doctorate degree from Ohio State University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University.

Patti Hart Smallwood – A long-time community volunteer and resident of Nashville, Smallwood was named president of the Junior League of Nashville for 2004-2005. She also has held volunteer leadership positions with numerous Nashville-area organizations including Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, the Nashville Opera Association and the Parthenon.

George Stadler – Regional Managing Director of Suntrust Bank in Nashville, Stadler is an active volunteer with Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and a member of the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System Investment Advisory Group. He also is a parishioner of The Cathedral of The Incarnation in Nashville. Stadler holds degrees from Washington and Lee University and the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.

James Sweeten – Retired partner of KPMG, Sweeten has served on the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy, as treasurer of the Nashville Opportunities Industrialization Centers of America (OIC), and as a volunteer member of the Nashville Lions Club. He also is an elder and treasurer of Madison Christian Church in Madison, TN.

Frank Wycheck – Before retiring in 2004, long-time NFL Tight End and Tennessee Titan Frank Wycheck spent eleven seasons on the football field. He now serves as a sports radio talk show host and major fund raiser in Middle Tennessee. Wycheck sponsors an annual “Harley Ride” fundraiser for Special Olympics, which has raised more than $150,000 since its inception five years ago.

“Centerstone is pleased to welcome these outstanding additions to our board,” said David Guth, Centerstone CEO. “We thank them for lending their considerable strengths and talents to our mission of providing excellence in behavioral healthcare.”