Columbus, Ind. – Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, today announced that Catherine Stephen, President of Creative Academic Solutions, Inc. in Winchester, Ind., has joined its board of directors and will represent Randolph County. Ms. Stephen will serve alongside 19 other Indiana community and business leaders to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction, and guide the organization’s operations and policies statewide.
“Cathy is a fantastic addition to our board of directors,” said Suzanne Koesel, CEO of Centerstone of Indiana. “Her dedication to advancing bright and healthy futures for youth and families in Indiana coupled with her extensive counseling experience will help us better serve Indiana residents struggling with mental illnesses and addictions.”
Retired Randolph County Superintendent Ms. Stephen has dedicated 38 years to the Indiana Public School System, 16 of which she spent as a counselor. Currently, she owns and operates Creative Academic Solutions, an educational consulting firm that serves the Indiana Department of Education. In Winchester, Ms. Stephen is involved with several charitable organizations including the Community Foundation, Kids Hope, and Multiple Sclerosis Foundation. She has previously served on boards for Randolph County YMCA, Greater Randolph Interlocal Cooperative and Randolph County Economic Development Corporation, among others.
Ms. Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in education administration and counseling psychology from Ball State University, where she also earned an educational specialist degree in educational administration for her superintendent position.
Additional members of the Centerstone of Indiana board include:
- Terrye Davidson (Past Chair), Retired Guidance Counselor, Brownstown Central Middle School (Jackson County)
- Josie Seybold (Chair), Director for Community Corrections in Wayne County, Indiana Department of Corrections (Wayne County)
- Stephen T. Taylor, Attorney, Taylor Law Office (Decatur County)
- Robert Baltzell, Retired Teacher (Fayette County)
- Lee Elzemeyer, Vice President, First Merchants Bank (Union County)
- Jeni Embree, PhD, (Secretary) Clinical Nurse Specialist (Lawrence County)
- David Emmert, General Counsel, Indiana School Boards Association (Brown County)
- Gerald Gray, State Farm Insurance Agent (Morgan County)
- Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership (Brown County)
- Suzanne Koesel, CEO, Centerstone of Indiana (Monroe County)
- John Mull, Law Enforcement Liaison, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Law Enforcement (Rush County)
- Robert Neth, Retired Professor, Purdue University (Bartholomew County)
- Gilbert Palmer, State Farm Insurance Agent (Bartholomew County)
- Steve Pritchard, DDS, Liberty Family Dentistry (Monroe County)
- Gary Riggle, Funeral Director, Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, Inc. (Wayne County)
- Kristi Rowell, Director of Development, Englishton Park (Jennings County)
- Reverend Gregory Russell, Retired Pastor, First Christian Church (Jefferson County)
- Brad Smith, CEO for Rush Memorial Hospital (Rush County)
- Linda Trader, (Vice-Chair), Medical Accounts Services (Owen County)
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit centerstone.org.