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Centerstone of America Names Board of Directors

Experienced and Diverse Leaders Will Guide and Support Centerstone’s Mission to Prevent and Cure Mental Illness and Addiction

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, today announced the members of the board of directors for Centerstone of America. Board members will serve as advocates for Centerstone and provide strategic guidance for all of its operations across Tennessee and Indiana, including the Centerstone Foundation, Centerstone Research Institute and Advantage Behavioral Health. They will utilize their leadership within their communities to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental health and addiction disorders.

“I am thrilled to have such an experienced team of committed individuals on Centerstone’s board,” said David C. Guth, Jr., CEO of Centerstone of America. “In partnership with our management team, our board plays a critical role in helping Centerstone raise awareness of important mental health issues in our communities and enhance our operations and services to ensure that we are poised to meet the mental health and addiction needs of people today and into the future.”

Centerstone of America’s board officers named today are as follows:

A John Rose (Chair)
Rose serves as President of Textillery Weavers in Bloomington, Indiana. His professional affiliations include board member and president of Bloomington Area Arts Council, treasurer of Indiana Advocates for the Arts and member of Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Rose served as former board member and treasurer of Beth Shalom Synagogue in Bloomington. He received a master’s degree in education and instructional systems technology from Indiana University in Bloomington and a bachelor’s degree in theatre from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.

Philippa Guthrie (Vice-Chair)
Guthrie serves as the Vice President and General Counsel at Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington. Her professional affiliations include Chair of the IUF Compliance Committee and staff liaison to the IUF Board of Directors Legal Affairs Committee. Her former board memberships include Fundraising Campaign, Corporate and Major Gifts Committee for Monroe County Community School Corporation, board of directors for Indiana University Children’s choir, Growth Policies Plan Steering Committee in the city of Bloomington, board of directors for Turning Point Domestic Violence Shelter, and Commissioner for the Bloomington Environmental Commission. Guthrie has professional experience as an attorney and as Corporate Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Arvin Industries, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana. Guthrie received her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, a graduate degree in environmental policy from Indiana University at Bloomington, and her Juris Doctor from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in Bloomington.

Jim Sweeten (Secretary)
Sweeten is a retired partner of KPMG. He serves as an elder and treasurer of Madison Christian Church. His former board memberships include serving on the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy, treasurer of Nashville OIC and as a member of the Downtown Lions Club. Sweeten received his undergraduate degree in accounting at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.

Additional members of the board include:

  • Richard H. Fitzgerald, Immediate Past Chair (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • David C. Guth, Jr., CEO of Centerstone (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership (Nashville, Ind.)
  • Trish Lindler, retired Senior Vice President of Government Programs for HCA, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Joe Roche, President of St. Vincent Jennings Hospital (North Vernon, Ind.)

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. It provides a full range of mental health, addiction and related educational services to more than 75,000 individuals of all ages each year. The organization has nearly 130 facilities and 220 partnership locations throughout Indiana and Tennessee. It also operates the Centerstone Foundation, the Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), which is improving mental healthcare through innovative research and information technology, and Advantage Behavioral Health, a behavioral health administrative management organization. For more information about Centerstone, please explore our website: www.centerstone.org.

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