Seymour resident named chairwoman of Centerstone’s board


Tribune staff reports

Centerstone recently announced new officers for the Centerstone Indiana board of directors, effective July 1.

Terrye Davidson of Seymour was named board chairwoman, Doug Leonard will serve as vice chair and Linda Hobbs is secretary.

“Our board members play an important role in helping our organization meet the needs of Indiana residents affected by mental illnesses and addictions,” said Suzanne Koesel, chief executive officer of Centerstone Indiana.

Davidson replaces Brad Smith, who is the immediate past chair and will help guide Davidson in her new role. Davidson, a retired guidance counselor at Brownstown Central Middle School, joined the board in 2008. She is a member of Tri Kappa philanthropic sorority and Delta Kappa Gamma.

Davidson’s former board memberships include serving on the Girls Inc. of Jackson County board of directors as president and as a member of the Jackson County United Way allocation committee. She received her undergraduate degree in education from Purdue University and two master’s degrees from Indiana University.

Leonard retired from the Indiana Hospital Association in 2017 and was the president and CEO of Columbus Regional Hospital for nearly 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University South Bend and Master of Health Administration degree from Indiana School of Medicine.

Hobbs lives in Nashville and currently serves as coordinator for the Brown County Drug-Free Coalition. Her board memberships include serving on the Brown County Park and Rec board, Brown County YMCA board, Brown County Drug-Free Coalition and Brown County Community Foundation governance committee.

Other board members besides Smith are Debra Cruser, Jennifer Embree, Sharon Harlin, Franklin Jackson, Suzanne Koesel, David Newgent, Brian Payne, Kristi Rowell, Cassie Mellady Starnes and Cheryl D. Zell.

Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. The organization provides mental health and substance abuse treatment, education and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee and additionally offer individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment and housing services.


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