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Centerstone names new board members in Indiana, Tennessee

August 3, 2011
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Columbus, Ind. and Nashville, Tenn. — Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, has announced two additions to its board of directors in Indiana and Tennessee.

Jennifer Embree, Chief Clinical Officer at St. Vincent Dunn Hospital in Bedford, Ind., has been named to the Centerstone of Indiana board of directors. In her new role, Embree will work alongside 15 other board members to assist in supporting Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction, while helping guide the organization’s operations and policies throughout Indiana.

Embree, a Campbellsburg resident, is a nurse executive with more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. Her experience includes roles as a staff nurse, nursing director, clinical nurse specialist, secondary and academic faculty, and chief clinical officer. Embree is active in many professional organizations and has served as president of the Indiana Organization of Nurse Executives, member of the Indiana State Nurse’s Association Board, and member of the Nursing 2000 Central board.

Embree received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of the State of New York, a Master of Science in Nursing from Indiana University School of Nursing-IUPUI, and a doctorate in nursing practice from the University of Southern Indiana. An active member of the Lawrence County community, she has been involved in the Lion’s Club, Kiwanis Club, and Walk with Excellence Lawrence County.

“Jennifer is a great addition to our board of directors,” said Suzanne Koesel, CEO of Centerstone of Indiana. “Her experience as a nurse coupled with her knowledge of southern Indiana makes her a great asset to our organization as we look for ways to better meet the needs of the communities we serve throughout this region.”

Additional members of the Centerstone of Indiana board of directors include:

  • Terrye Davidson (Chair), Guidance Counselor, Brownstown Central Middle School (Brownstown)
  • Josie Seybold (Vice-Chair), Director for Community Corrections in Wayne County, Indiana Department of Corrections (Richmond)
  • Stephen T. Taylor (Secretary), Attorney, Taylor Law Office (Greensburg)
  • Robert Baltzell, Retired Teacher (Connersville)
  • David Emmert, Indiana School Boards Association (Indianapolis)
  • Gerald Gray, State Farm Insurance (Mooresville)
  • Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership (Nashville)
  • John Mull, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Law Enforcement (Rushville)
  • Robert Neth, Retired Professor, Purdue University (Columbus)
  • Gilbert Palmer, State Farm Insurance (Columbus)
  • Steve Pritchard, DDS (Bloomington)
  • Gary Riggle, Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary (Richmond)
  • Kristi Rowell, Director of Development, Englishton Park (Lexington)
  • Reverend Gregory Russell, First Christian Church (Madison)
  • Linda Trader, Medical Accounts Services (Spencer)

Kelly P. Crockett, an active member of the Nashville community, has joined the Centerstone of Tennessee board of directors. Board members help support the organization’s mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction, while helping guide Centerstone’s operations and policies throughout Tennessee.

In addition to her new position on the Centerstone board of directors, Crockett serves as a board member of One Life, the Nashville Zoo and Night of Jade. She also actively supports Youth Town of Tennessee, Nashville Rescue Mission and the Oasis Center.

Crockett is a member of the Tiffany Circle Red Cross and the People’s Church. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lambuth University and a master’s degree in counseling from Oral Roberts University.

“We are thrilled to have Kelly join the Centerstone of Tennessee board of directors,” said Dr. Bob Vero, CEO of Centerstone. “She will be a great addition to a board full of wonderfully talented and committed members who devote their time and energy to fulfilling Centerstone’s mission.”

Additional members of the Centerstone of Tennessee board include the following Middle Tennessee community leaders:

  • Janet Ayers (Vice Chair), president, the Ayers Foundation (Nashville)
  • Dr. Richard Baxter, professor and consultant, Knowledge Elements (Franklin)
  • Brenda Corbin, community leader (Nashville)
  • Ansel L. Davis, attorney-at-law, Ansel L. Davis & Associates (Nashville)
  • Father Fred Dettwiller, The Rev. Canon, Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee (Nashville)
  • Vincent W. Durnan, Jr., director, University School of Nashville (Nashville)
  • Mark Faulkner, president, Vireo Systems, Inc. (Madison)
  • R. Parker Griffith, first vice president of wealth management and assistant branch manager, Smith Barney (Nashville)
  • Christa N. Holleman, retired real estate professional (Clarksville)
  • Lee Ann Ingram (Chair), community leader, (Nashville)
  • Lavinia Johnston, vice president of the Tucker Foundation, Johnston Southern Co. (Chattanooga)
  • Albert Menefee III, owner and operator, Beech Creek Farm, (Nashville)
  • Dana Oman, community leader, (Nashville)
  • Carmen Reagan, Ed.D., Austin Peay State University (Clarksville)
  • Steven Saliba, Saliba Construction Company (Lawrenceburg)
  • Joan Sivley (Immediate Past Chair), community leader, (Nashville)
  • Sperry Stadler, ABF Freight System (Nashville)
  • Jim Sweeten (Secretary), retired CPA (Gallatin)
  • Deborah Taylor Tate, former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission (Nashville)
  • Robert N. Vero, Ed.D. (CEO), Centerstone of Tennessee (Nashville)

About Centerstone
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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