Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone Research Institute (CRI), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving behavioral healthcare through research and information technology, today announced that Thomas W. Mahler Jr. has been named Chair of its Board of Directors. A member of CRI’s board since 2008, Mahler began his two-year term as Chair on January 29, 2014.
“CRI operates at the fascinating intersection of research and practice, trailblazing the use of technology to help bridge the gap from science to service,” said Mahler. “I’m incredibly proud to be part of an organization aimed at enhancing patient care and making our healthcare system more efficient and effective.”
A resident of Chattanooga, Tenn., Mahler retired in 2012 after 14 years in the aerospace industry. Prior to this, he spent 25 years in the United States Air Force, retiring as a Colonel. Mahler received his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Georgia.
“Tom has been an integral part of Centerstone’s operations for more than a decade, providing invaluable perspective and insight on our work,” said CRI CEO Tom Doub, PhD. “Our team is delighted to have him serve as Chair of our Board of Directors, and we look forward to his continued guidance and leadership as we advance our mission of improving the quality and effectiveness of healthcare.”
The CRI Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the organization, helping to raise awareness of and securing funding to support its work. Members of the CRI Board of Directors include:
- Vice Chair: Janet Ayers, president of The Ayers Foundation (Nashville, Tenn.)
- Secretary: Ken Shidler, Career Counselor, Indiana University Kelley School of Business Career Center (Bloomington, Ind.)
- Immediate Past Chair: Joan Sivley, retired healthcare executive (Nashville, Tenn.)
- Tom Doub, PhD., CEO of Centerstone Research Institute (Nashville, Tenn.)
- Nedda Pollack, retired executive, Regions Bank (New Jersey)
- Deborah Taylor-Tate, Special Envoy for Child Online Protection, International Telecommunications Union; Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville, Tenn.)
- Gil Palmer, Agent, State Farm Insurance (Columbus, Ind.)
- Trish Lindler, retired Senior Vice President of Government Programs for HCA, Inc. (Nashville, Tenn.)
About Centerstone Research Institute
Centerstone Research Institute (CRI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of care for those with mental health and addiction disorders. CRI provides research, analytics and evaluation services that help bridge the gap between the scientific discovery of effective treatments and the implementation of these treatments into standard clinical practice. CRI is funded through contracts, grants, foundations and individual donors who share the organization’s commitment to bridging the gap between science and service. Learn more about CRI at centerstoneresearch.org.