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Centerstone Names Three Regional Vice Presidents in Tennessee

April 8, 2015

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization and one of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare providers, has named Beth Hail, Matt Hardy and Ken Stewart to regional vice president positions overseeing its mental illness and addiction treatment operations across Tennessee.

Centerstone has more than 50 facilities and 160 partnership locations across the state and offers psychiatric, crisis, intervention, family, school-based and foster care services to all ages.

“With the increasing size and scope of Centerstone’s service lines in each region, Beth, Matt and Ken are similarly expanding beyond their previous work as regional directors,” said Ben Middleton, chief operations officer at Centerstone. “We now treat more than 50,000 people in Tennessee each year and their new roles align with the exciting changes happening across our organization.”

Hail serves as regional vice president of the central region, which encompasses Davidson, Wilson, Williamson and Rutherford Counties. Previously director of Centerstone’s school-based services as well as child and adolescent services, she’s a 23-year veteran of the organization. Hail holds a master’s degree in social work administration from the University of Louisville and is a licensed clinical social worker.

“I’m especially excited that Centerstone is developing multidisciplinary teams here in the central region of Middle Tennessee,” said Hail. “Not only are we integrating mental and physical health services through a partnership with Unity Medical Clinic, but we also are making sure our treatment teams include therapists, med providers and case managers.”

Hardy is the northern area’s Regional Vice President, including Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham and Robertson Counties. He joined Centerstone 14 years ago as a therapist. Hardy holds a doctorate in psychology from Wheaton College and is a licensed clinical psychologist in Tennessee.

“We’re honored to serve the northern region of Middle Tennessee, an area with significant student and military populations,” said Hardy. “We’re growing our reach with intensive in-home services in all of these counties and also offer specialized substance abuse treatment services in Clarksville and Madison.”

Ken Stewart serves as regional vice president for Hamilton, Franklin, Coffee, Moore, Bedford, Lincoln, Maury, Lewis, Giles, Lawrence, Marshall, Perry, Hickman and Wayne counties—all of which form Centerstone’s southern region. He joined Centerstone 28 years ago, holds a master’s degree in Psychology from East Tennessee State University, and is licensed as a senior psychological examiner.

“Parts of the population in the southern region continue to wrestle with high rates of substance abuse, and Centerstone is here to help,” said Stewart. “We’ve seen real success, for example, in our ten-year involvement with the 12th Judicial District Drug Court.”