Rushville Republican

July 25, 2012

Smith joins Centerstone's board of directors


Rushville Republican

RUSHVILLE — Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, announced that Brad Smith, CEO of Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Ind., has been named to its board of directors. Smith will serve alongside 19 other Indiana community and business leaders to support Centerstone's mission to prevent and cure mental illness and addiction; and guide the organization's operations and policies statewide.

"It is an honor to welcome Brad to our board of directors," said Suzanne Koesel, CEO of Centerstone of Indiana. "Brad's expertise in healthcare management and his genuine concern for the well-being of his community make him an excellent addition to our team. This is another step towards better meeting the needs of Indiana residents affected by mental illnesses and addictions."

Smith, who will represent Rush County on Centerstone's board, brings a wealth of financial and administrative healthcare management experience to Centerstone. Prior to becoming CEO of Rush Memorial Hospital in 2004, Smith served six years as the hospital's CFO. He also has held positions within the mental health field as an accountant, controller and CFO at Community Mental Health Center and the Dunn Center.

Smith's professional affiliations include president of Indiana Hospital Association, chairman of Indiana Rural Health Council, and elected member of American Hospital Association's Small and Rural Governing Council. He established the Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation and is an active volunteer in the Rushville community. Smith earned his bachelor's degree in finance from Ball State University in Muncie.

Additional members of the Centerstone of Indiana board include:

l Terrye Davidson (Chair), Retired Guidance Counselor, Brownstown Central Middle School (Jackson County)

l Josie Seybold (Vice-Chair), Director for Community Corrections in Wayne County, Indiana Department of Corrections (Wayne County)

l Stephen T. Taylor (Secretary), Attorney, Taylor Law Office (Decatur County)

l Robert Baltzell, Retired Teacher (Fayette County)

l Lee Elzemeyer, Vice President, First Merchants Bank (Union County)

l Jeni Embree, Chief Clinical Officer, St. Vincent Dunn Hospital (Lawrence County)

l David Emmert, General Counsel, Indiana School Boards Association (Brown County)

l Gerald Gray, State Farm Insurance Agent (Morgan County)

l Linda L. Hobbs, Brown County Tobacco-Free Partnership (Brown County)

l Suzanne Koesel, CEO, Centerstone of Indiana (Monroe County)

l John Mull, Law Enforcement Liaison, Indiana Criminal Justice Institute Law Enforcement (Rush County)

l Robert Neth, Retired Professor, Purdue University (Bartholomew County)

l Gilbert Palmer, State Farm Insurance Agent (Bartholomew County)

l Steve Pritchard, DDS, Liberty Family Dentistry (Monroe County)

l Gary Riggle, Funeral Director, Riggle-Waltermann Mortuary, Inc. (Wayne County)

l Kristi Rowell, Director of Development, Englishton Park (Jennings County)

l Reverend Gregory Russell, Retired Pastor, First Christian Church (Jefferson County)

l Catherine Stephen, President, Creative Academic Solutions, Inc. (Randolph County)

l Linda Trader, Medical Accounts Services (Owen County)

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, offers a wide range of mental health and addiction services to more than 24,000 people of all ages each year. Formed through the merger of Center for Behavioral Health, Quinco Behavioral Health Systems and Dunn Center, Centerstone has been serving Indiana residents for more than five decades. The organization has more than 60 facilities across 17 Indiana counties and operates the Foster Care Select program in 24 counties. It is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 800-344-8802 or visit www.centerstone.org.