Board Member Spotlight – Mark Faulkner

Mark Faulkner
Mark Faulkner

Centerstone board members generously donate time and resources toward our purpose of delivering care that changes people’s lives. Mark Faulkner is Immediate Past Chair of the Centerstone Tennessee board. He holds a degree in Physics from Dallas University and is a leader in the business of science as President of Vireo Systems, Inc.

Describe your experience as a Centerstone board member.

The governance of Centerstone is the best board participation I have experienced. Each initiative to expose us to the broad lines of service strengthens my confidence in Centerstone’s mission and its unique ability to make a difference in the health care of the neediest of our society.

What film could you watch over and over?

The Sound of Music just because it has it all – music, humor, drama, dancing, courage and love.

What services are you most passionate about at Centerstone?

Each area of service with which I have become familiar demonstrates such moving and uplifting results. Whether the very young in Early Childhood Services and school-based care, the youth that become troubled through teen years or adults and elderly, each are sacred human beings treated with dignity by the warm hearts and competent minds of Centerstone professionals.

Tell us about your family.

I am married to Sue Faulkner, State of Tennessee champion tennis player. We have four amazing kids: Shannon who is getting her Ph.D. in Clinical Audiology; Joseph who is heading off to Naval Aviation Pilot School after he finishes his senior year at Notre Dame; Matt who is rocking his freshman year at Miami University of Ohio; and Pete who helps us hold down the home front as a sophomore at Father Ryan High School.

What could our society use most today?