Centerstone Names Tennessee Board of Directors

Tennessee |
Behavioral Health Provider Welcomes 16 Middle Tennessee Leaders to Guide Organization’s Policies and Operations in Tennessee

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, today announced the 16 members of the board of directors for Centerstone of Tennessee, Inc. Board members will help guide the operations and policies of Centerstone’s operations in Tennessee, contribute financially to the organization and utilize their leadership to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure behavioral health disorders.

“It is my great pleasure to welcome this fine group of influential Middle Tennessee leaders to our board at Centerstone,” said Robert N. Vero, Ed.D., CEO of Centerstone of Tennessee. “Many of these individuals have worked with Centerstone for many years, while others are joining us for the first time this year. We look forward to hearing their valuable ideas and gaining insight from their diverse experiences as we work to continuously improve and expand our services in Middle Tennessee.”

Centerstone of Tennessee board officers named today are as follows:

Joan C. Sivley (Chair)

Sivley is an active community leader and volunteer in Nashville. She is a member of the Nashville Committee on Foreign Relations and Westminster Presbyterian Church. Sivley holds a bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University and a master’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Lee Ann Ingram (Vice-Chair)
Ingram is an active community leader in Nashville. She is involved in SCA Charter School, the Ingram Cancer Foundation, Girl Scouts of America, Rochelle Center Children’s Hospital, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art and St. George’s Episcopal Church. She works to promote children’s education and is also interested in improving children’s mental, physical and spiritual health. Ingram holds a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Vanderbilt University.

Albert L. Menefee, III (Secretary)
Menefee is the owner and operator of Beech Creek Farm in Franklin. He supports several local volunteer organizations and philanthropies, including Boy Scouts of America, Boys & Girls Clubs, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital and the Iroquois Steeplechase. Menefee is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and holds a bachelor’s degree in business.

“Centerstone plays an invaluable role in the Middle Tennessee community, and I am honored serve as a board member to guide the future of this wonderful organization,” Sivley said. “Centerstone provides vital behavioral health services to thousands of children, adults and families every year, and its positive effects are felt throughout our communities and in our schools every day.”

Additional members of the Centerstone of Tennessee board include the following Middle Tennessee community leaders:

  • Janet Ayers, President, The Ayers Foundation (Nashville)
  • Richard Baxter, Williamson Christian College (Nashville)
  • Linda Brooks, community leader (Nashville)
  • Dr. Jessie Campbell, retired from Motlow State Community College (Tullahoma)
  • Diana Day-Cartee, CEO of Client Care Solutions (Nashville)
  • R. Parker Griffith, First Vice President of Wealth Management and Assistant Branch Manager, Smith Barney (Nashville)
  • Christa N. Holleman, retired real estate professional (Clarksville)
  • Beverly Little, community leader, (Manchester)
  • Carmen Reagan, Austin Peay State University (Clarksville)
  • Steven Saliba, Saliba Construction Company, (Lawrenceburg)
  • Patti Smallwood, community leader, (Nashville)
  • Sperry Stadler, ABF Freight System (Nashville)
  • Jim Sweeten, retired C.P.A. (Gallatin)
  • Deborah Taylor Tate, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville)
  • Robert N. Vero, Ed.D., CEO, Centerstone Tennessee (Nashville)

About Centerstone

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 888-291-4357.

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