Board of Directors

Centerstone Research Institute is one of eight corporations that comprise Centerstone

With a 58-year history, Centerstone is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, offering a comprehensive array of mental health services, substance abuse and addictions treatment, educational services, housing and supports. Centerstone Organizations

Centerstone is the result of the affiliation of 12 organizations (formerly nine 501(c)3 community mental health centers, one university sponsored mental health center, one rural health clinic and one veterans services organization).

The eight first-tier corporations and multiple second-tier corporations that comprise Centerstone has a primary footprint in Tennessee, Indiana and Illinois. Operating with more than 2,600 employees and hundreds of volunteers, Centerstone provides services to 84,000 individuals and families in more than 146 facilities, 220 partnership locations and through a provider network in 32 U.S. states and one Canadian province. Centerstone is CARF-accredited.

Centerstone Research Institute Board of Directors
… provides guidance and strategic direction and helps to raise awareness of and secure funding for the organization’s work.

Board of Directors

    • Janet Ayers
      Chair: Janet Ayers


      President of The Ayers Foundation

    • David Melby
      Secretary: David Melby


      Former CEO, The H Group

    • Tom Mahler
      Immediate Past Chair: Tom Mahler


      Retired Colonel USAF

    • Joan Sivley
      Joan Sivley


      Retired Healthcare Executive

    • Rev. Bill Midgett
      Rev. Bill Midgett


      Founder Rector, Christ the King Anglican Church

    • Jonathan Morphett
      Jonathan Morphett


      Managing Director, Head of Investment Banking, Avondale Partners, LLC

    • Nedda Pollack
      Nedda Pollack


      Retired Executive, Regions Bank

    • Deborah Taylor-Tate
      Deborah Taylor-Tate


      Director, Administrative office of the Courts, Supreme Court of TN

    • Gil Palmer
      Gil Palmer


      Agent, State Farm Insurance

    • Trish Lindler
      Trish Lindler


      Retired Senior VP of Government Programs for HCA, Inc.

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      Jennifer Bencie, MD


      Administrator, Florida Department of Health, Manatee County

    • Photo by Hatcher & Fell
      Robert J. Williams, PhD


      Board Member

    • John Rose Color
      A John Rose


      Board Member