Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, today announced that Linda Garceau-Luis has been named Chief Executive Officer of the Centerstone Foundation. In her new role, Ms. Garceau-Luis will oversee all development efforts for Centerstone’s operations in Tennessee and Indiana and the Centerstone Research Institute, as the organization seeks to raise funds to support its mental health and addiction services that reach more than 75,000 people annually.
“With her tremendous experience in development across the healthcare sector, Linda is the ideal person to lead the Centerstone Foundation, directing our organizational efforts to manage current endowments and donations while broadening our base of philanthropic support,” said David Guth, CEO of Centerstone. “Her work will be integral to expanding Centerstone’s programs in Tennessee and Indiana and to securing additional support for our research work across the nation. We are delighted to welcome Linda to our executive team.”
Ms. Garceau-Luis will work with the Centerstone Foundation’s board of directors to establish and support effective management of Centerstone’s endowments, ensure adherence to all donor-defined funding parameters, and expand Centerstone’s planned giving program. She will be based in Nashville, Tenn., and manage development teams in Tennessee and Indiana.
Prior to joining Centerstone, Ms. Garceau-Luis was Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Affairs for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). In this role, she served as the senior development officer across UTHSC’s three campuses and was based in Memphis. Before her tenure at UTHSC, Ms. Garceau-Luis worked as an independent development consultant, providing services to not-for-profit organizations of all sizes. Prior to starting her consultancy, she served in a variety of roles including Director of Major and Planned Giving for Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Director of Major Gifts at the State University of New York at Binghamton, and Director of Capital Gifts at Dartmouth Medical School.
Ms. Garceau-Luis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University, a Master of Arts degree from Dartmouth College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Plymouth State College of the University of New Hampshire.
She has published several articles on planned giving and endowment, and is active in the National Committee on Planned Giving, and the Downtown Rotary Club. She formerly served as a board member for the Senior Citizens Foundation and the Monroe Harding Children’s Home, and participates in the Middle Tennessee Planned Giving Council and the Leave A Legacy organization.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. Through its affiliated organizations, Centerstone of Indiana and Centerstone of Tennessee, it provides a full range of mental health, addiction and related educational services to more than 75,000 individuals of all ages each year. The organization has nearly 130 facilities and 220 partnership locations throughout Indiana and Tennessee. It also operates Advantage Behavioral Health, a behavioral health administrative management organization, and the Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), which is improving mental healthcare through innovative research and information technology. For more information about
Centerstone, please explore our website: www.centerstone.org.