Columbus, Ind.—Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, today announced that Jennifer Embree, Chief Clinical Officer at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford, has been named to its board of directors. In her new role, Embree will work alongside 15 other board members to assist in supporting Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction, while helping guide the organization’s operations and policies throughout Indiana.
Embree, a Campbellsburg resident, is a nurse executive with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Her experience includes roles as a staff nurse, nursing director, clinical nurse specialist, secondary and academic faculty, and chief clinical officer. Embree is active in many professional organizations and has served as president of the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, member ofthe Indiana State Nurse’s Association Board, and member of the Nursing 2000 Central board.
Embree received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the State of New York, a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing-IUPUI, and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Southern Indiana. An active member of the Lawrence County community, she has been involved in the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis Club, and Walk with Excellence Lawrence County.
“Jennifer is a great addition to our board of directors,” said Suzanne Koesel, Chief Executive Officer of Centerstone of Indiana. “Her experience as a nurse coupled with her knowledge of southern Indiana makes her a great asset to our organization as we look for ways to better meet the needs of the communities we serve throughout this region.”
Additional members of the Centerstone of Indiana board of directors include:
- Terrye Davidson (Chair), Guidance Counselor, Brownstown Central Middle School (Brownstown)
- Josie Seybold (Vice-Chair), Director for Community Corrections in Wayne County, Indiana Department of Corrections (Richmond)
- Stephen T. Taylor (Secretary), Attorney, Taylor Law Office (Greensburg)
- Robert Baltzell, Retired Teacher (Connersville)
- David Emmert, Indiana School Boards Association (Indianapolis)
- Gerald Gray, State Farm Insurance (Mooresville)
- Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership (Nashville)
- John Mull, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Law Enforcement (Rushville)
- Robert Neth, Retired Professor, Purdue University (Columbus)
- Gilbert Palmer, State Farm Insurance (Columbus)
- Steve Pritchard, DDS (Bloomington)
- Gary Riggle, Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary (Richmond)
- Kristi Rowell, Director of Development, Englishton Park (Lexington)
- Reverend Gregory Russell, First Christian Church (Madison)
- Linda Trader, Medical Accounts Services (Spencer)
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to Indiana residents for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities in 17 Indiana counties, Centerstone serves more than 24,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. The organization also operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by CARF International. For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802.