Dr. Kathryn Whittington Honored as “Chamber Champion”

Kay Whittington, PhDRichmond, Ind.
—Kathryn Whittington, PhD, former chief executive officer (CEO) of Dunn Mental Health Center in Richmond, Ind., and currently chief implementation officer for Centerstone of Indiana, is named as Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce’s “Chamber Champion.” The honor salutes individuals whose work provides outstanding service to the Wayne County Area Community.

According the chamber’s nomination materials, “A Chamber Champion is a person who may be described as an excellent example of Hoosier hospitality or a person who exemplifies the best-known Midwest work ethic. They are dependable, friendly, caring and honorable. Whether guiding a large organization, caring for the sick, or serving at the front counter, the Chamber Champion is highly respected for the good work she or he does.”

Whittington was nominated for the award by Susan Markley, LMHC, senior consultant for Centerstone Research Institute, who described her former CEO’s history of dedication, “Kay was very active in the chamber committees and the work associated with building a stronger chamber. She has served on other multiple boards of directors and successfully led Dunn Center through financial difficulties, saving hundreds of jobs. She is a Chamber Champion!”

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 Mental Health 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 explore our website: www.centerstone.org.