Business and Community Leaders Will Provide Guidance and Financial Support for the Prevention and Cure of Mental Health Disorders
Columbus, Ind.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, today announced the 15 members of the board of directors for Centerstone of Indiana, Inc. The board will help guide the operations and policies of the Centerstone’s operations in Indiana, contribute financially to the organization and utilize their leadership to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure behavioral health disorders.
“We are thrilled to have such committed and enthusiastic individuals serving on our board,” said Robert (Bob) Williams, President and CEO of Centerstone of Indiana. “Their established civic and business leadership throughout southern Indiana will be instrumental in helping Centerstone grow and further assist those affected by addiction and mental health disorders in our region in attaining recovery and well-being.”
Centerstone’s Indiana board officers named today are as follows:
Stephen Pritchard, DDS (Chair)
Pritchard is a partner/owner at Liberty Family Dentistry in Bloomington. He is a member of the Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners, Vice President of the Monroe County Board of Health, the Indiana Dental Association Wellness Committee, and the United States Navy Dental Core. Formerly, Pritchard was a member of the Indiana State Board of Dentistry and president of the American Cancer Society Board for Monroe County. He served ten years on the board for the Center for Behavioral Health, now Centerstone. He has served on dental mission trips to Cuba, the Amazon, Ecuador, and Mexico. Pritchard received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his doctor of dental surgery at the Indiana School of Dentistry.
Terrye Davidson (Vice-Chair)
Davidson serves as a guidance counselor at Brownstown Central Middle School in Brownstown. Professional affiliations include the Indiana School Counselor Association, the National Education Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association. She is a board of trustees member for the First United Methodist Church in Seymour, vice president of the Associate Chapter of Tri Kappa in Seymour and is active in the Community Foundation of Jackson County. Former board memberships include serving as president of Girls, Inc. of Jackson County, chairperson of the Grants Committee for the Community Foundation of Jackson County and on the United Way Allocation Committee. Davidson received her undergraduate degree at Purdue University and graduate degrees in athletics administration and counseling from Indiana University.
David J. Emmert (Secretary)
Emmert serves as general counsel for the Indiana School Boards Association. He enjoys teaching education law and is a member of the Brown County Citizens Scholarships Committee. He received his juris doctor from Indiana University School of Law at Indianapolis.
“One in four people are affected by mental health disorders across our nation. It is, therefore, imperative that communities and healthcare providers join together to find solutions for the prevention and cure of these disorders,” said Stephen Pritchard. “Centerstone is firmly rooted in the communities it serves and supported by a significant network of resources that includes access to the most cutting-edge research. It is a uniquely qualified behavioral healthcare provider, combining the best parts of a local company with the resources of a national organization. My colleagues and I are committed to its endeavors and are very excited to assist in its work here in Indiana.”
Additional members of the board include:
- Gerald Gray, State Farm Insurance (Mooresville)
- Joan Hart, scholar (Bloomington)
- Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco Free Partnership (Nashville)
- Judith M. Jacobs, North Lawrence Community Schools (Bedford)
- Robert E. Neth, retired from the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Purdue University School of Technology Program at Indiana University Southeast (Columbus)
- Margo Olson, River Valley Resources (Madison)
- Gil Palmer, State Farm Insurance (Columbus)
- Jim Plump, Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. (Seymour)
- Kristi Rowell, Jennings County United Way (North Vernon)
- Stephen Taylor, attorney (Greensburg)
- Linda Trader, Medical Accounts Services (Spencer)
- Robert J. Williams, CEO of Centerstone of Indiana, Inc. (Columbus)
Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 800-344-8802.