Nashville, Tenn. – Centerstone of America, a nonprofit provider of community-based behavioral healthcare, has announced new members of its board of directors. Board members will serve as advocates for Centerstone and provide strategic guidance for all of its operations across Tennessee and Indiana, including the Centerstone Foundation, Centerstone Research Institute and Advantage Behavioral Health. They will utilize their leadership within their communities to support Centerstone’s mission to prevent and cure mental health and addiction disorders.
New members of the board include: A. John Rose (chair), Philippa Guthrie (vice-chair), Jim Sweeten (secretary) and Richard H. Fitzgerald (Immediate Past Chair), as well as Centerstone CEO David C. Guth, Jr., Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership, Trish Lindler, retired senior vice president of government programs for HCA, Inc., and Joe Roche, president of St. Vincent Jennings Hospital in North Vernon, Ind.
Rose is president of Textillery Weavers, Bloomington, Ind., and has professional affiliations with Bloomington Area Arts Council, Indiana Advocates for the Arts and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce. Guthrie is vice president and general counsel at Indiana University Foundation in Bloomington and is affiliated with the IUF Compliance Committee and IUF Board of Directors Legal Affairs Committee. Sweeten is a retired partner of KPMG and serves as an elder and treasurer of Madison Christian Church.
“I am thrilled to have such an experienced team of committed individuals on Centerstone’s board,” Guth said. “In partnership with our management team, our board plays a critical role in helping Centerstone raise awareness of important mental health issues in our communities and enhance our operations and services to ensure that we are poised to meet the mental health and addiction needs of people today and into the future.”