Centerstone Research Institute Announces Board of Directors

Distinguished community leaders appointed to oversee organization’s operations and strategic initiatives

Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through research and information technology, today announced the members and officers who will serve on its 2013-2014 board of directors. Board members help raise awareness of CRI’s work, secure funding for its initiatives, and serve as advocates and provide strategic guidance for the organization.

“CRI’s board of directors is an important force in advancing our work to improve quality care and enhance patient outcomes for those with mental health and addiction disorders,” said Tom Doub, Ph.D., CEO of Centerstone Research Institute. “The expertise, commitment and enthusiasm these seasoned leaders bring to our organization are assets to each of our employees as well as our partners and the patients whose lives we seek to impact each day.”

Members of the Centerstone Research Institute board of directors named today are as follows:

  • Chair: Joan Sivley, (retired) former healthcare executive (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Vice-Chair: Janet Ayers, President, The Ayers Foundation (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Secretary: Ken Shidler, Career Counselor, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Career Center (Bloomington, Ind.)
  • Steve Bryant, Immediate Past Chair, Executive Director, Gayle and Bill Cook Center for Entrepreneurship at Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington (Bloomington, Ind.)
  • Dr. Tom Doub, CEO, Centerstone Research Institute (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Trish Lindler (retired), former Senior Vice President of Government Programs, HCA, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.)
  • Tom Mahler, Colonel, (retired) USAF and Honeywell Technology Solutions (Winchester, TN)
  • Gil Palmer, Agent, State Farm Insurance (Columbus, Ind.)
  • Nedda Pollack, (retired) former executive, Regions Bank (New Jersey)
  • Deborah Taylor Tate, Special Envoy for Child Online Protection, International Telecommunications Union; Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville, Tenn.)

About Centerstone Research Institute

Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and efffectiveness of care for those with mental health and addiction disorders. CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services that help bridge the gap between the scientific discovery of effective treatments and the implementation of these treatments into standard clinical practice. CRI is funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share the organization’s commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Learn more about CRI at www.centerstoneresearch.org.