Centerstone Staff Receive Awards

Three organizations have bestowed awards to five Centerstone staff members for their outstanding achievements in the behavioral healthcare field.

On May 20th, Tennessee Voices For Children held their annual Children Appreciation Night. During the evening, John Page and Brenda Dawson were honored with awards.

John Page, Senior Vice President for Child, Adolescent & Family Services, was named Provider of the Year. The award is given annually to an individual who has collaborated in developing comprehensive services for children within a system of care.

Brenda Dawson, Early Childhood Network Coordinator, received The Young Child Advocate award. This award is presented annually to the individual who has worked to develop a mental health system for young children.

On May 25th, NAMI-Nashville hosted the annual Ambassador Of Hope Dinner & Awards. During the evening Nashville community leaders were honored with awards.

David Grimes, Senior Vice President for Adult Services, was named Professional of the Year. The award is presented annually to the professional whose leadership and contributions within the field of mental health have aided efforts to help people with a biological brain disorder.

John Page was named Educator of the Year. The award is presented annually to the individual who has made outstanding contributions in advocating for and providing educational and training opportunities for behavioral healthcare staff.

In August, the American Re-Education Association (AREA) will host their annual conference. Tom Murdock, Program Manager, and April Rudder, Therapist/Case Manager, will be recognized as Teacher/Counselors of the Year. These individuals are being recognized by their peers, for their outstanding work in child and adolescent services for at-risk youth.