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Shirley Arney and Suzanne Koesel Named Senior Vice Presidents at Centerstone

Columbus, Ind.—Centerstone, the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, has named Shirley Arney and Suzanne Koesel Senior Vice Presidents.

In their new roles within the senior leadership team, Arney and Koesel will oversee Centerstone’s day-to-day operations in Indiana, providing leadership and support to Centerstone staff and programs across 11 counties. The operations and services they oversee serve nearly 20,000 clients annually with a budget of $40 million.

Arney previously served as Senior Vice President and Assistant CEO of Quinco Behavioral Health Systems in Columbus, Ind., and Koesel served as Chief Operating Officer of the Center for Behavioral Health (CBH) in Bloomington, Ind. Quinco and CBH affiliated with Centerstone in May 2008.

“Shirley and Suzanne form a powerful, inspirational team and have grown gracefully into their new leadership positions through a combination of hard work, long-term vision and sound judgment,” said Dr. Robert Williams, CEO of Centerstone. “I am thrilled to have them as a part of our senior leadership group and will rely on their expertise and wisdom as we strive to fulfill Centerstone’s mission of helping every person with mental illness achieve stability and wellness.”

As senior vice president, Arney will be in charge of the Medical Services Division, Child and Family Services Division, and Eastern-Region Outpatient Services. Koesel will be responsible for leading the Adult Services Division, Addiction & Forensic Services Division, and Western-Region Outpatient Services.

Arney began working at Quinco Behavioral Systems in 1977, where she served in both clinical and administrative leadership positions. She holds a bachelor’s degree and MBA, both from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind.

Koesel was named Chief Operating Officer at CBH in 2000, and previously served as Business Development Director from 1996 to 2000. She holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and a master’s in social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

Both women are active leaders who have been involved in their local communities for many years. Arney serves as Chair of the clinical services committee for the Indiana Council of Community Mental Health Centers, Inc. Locally she serves on the boards of Bartholomew County Systems of Care, Early Intervention and the Court Services What Works Team. She also is active in coordinating mental health services with Columbus Regional Hospital.

Koesel is involved in her community as well. Over the past 15 years, she has served on a variety of nonprofit boards and local human services committees, including the local coordinating councils for the Governor’s Commission for a Drug-Free Indiana, leadership teams for local child and adolescent systems of care, and several United Way Allocations committees.

About Centerstone
Centerstone (www.centerstone.org), a not-for-profit organization, is the nation’s largest provider of community-based behavioral healthcare. With a history that spans over fifty years, Centerstone provides a full range of behavioral health and related educational services to more
than 69,000 individuals of all ages and their families annually. Children, adolescents, adults, seniors, and families all receive help from a multitude of different programs in more than 120 facilities and 150 partnership locations in Indiana and Tennessee. Centerstone is accredited by The Joint Commission in Indiana and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) in Tennessee. For more information about Centerstone, please call toll free at 800-344-8802.

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