• Centerstone hosted Community Champions Wall Unveiling

    October 03, 2019
    Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, hosted the Community Champions Wall Unveiling on Monday, September 30 at 5 p.m. in the lobby of the West Frankfort Centerstone office, 902 West Main Street.
    The event began with appetizers and drinks. The unveiling of the Community Champions Wall, featuring photos of previous winners of the Community Champions Award, was held at approximately 5:15 p.m.
    “The Community Champions Awards honor community leaders who have made a difference by advancing mental health and substance use disorder services through their advocacy, leadership and service,” said John Markley, Centerstone CEO.
    Centerstone created the Community Champions Awards to recognize individuals in our communities who have:
    • Shown tremendous compassion and understanding of those experiencing mental illness and/or substance use disorder;
    • Heightened community awareness about the stigma around mental health and/or substance use disorder;
    • Taken significant action to improve the quality of life for those in our community living with mental illness and/or substance use disorder.
    Past winners of the Southern Illinois Centerstone Community Champions Awards featured on the wall include:
    • 2019:
      • Camille Dorris, Southern Illinois Coalition for the Homeless
      • Brittney Hale, Prevent Child Abuse Illinois
    • 2018
      • Adrienne Baker, Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities
      • Matt Buckman, Ph.D., Egyptian Health Department
      • Natasha Shafer, APN-FNP, CHESI & Centerstone
    • 2017
      • Lukasz Dabrowski, MD, Southern Illinois Healthcare
      • Michelle McLernon, Jackson County Health Department
    • 2016
      • Diana Brawley Sussman, Carbondale Public Library
      • Patsy Parker, volunteer and advocate
    About Centerstone
    Centerstone is a not-for-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. We provide 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. Nationally, we have specialized programs for service members, veterans and their loved ones, and develop employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. Our research institute improves behavioral healthcare through research and technology, and our foundation secures philanthropic resources to support our work. For more information, visit www.centerstone.org.
    Dalus Ben Avi, Director of Marketing & Community Engagement
    618-457-6703 ext. 7830