Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest non-profit providers of community-based mental health and addiction services, today announced that Kevin Norton has been named its chief operating officer (COO), effective September 1. Mr. Norton will take on the role from current COO Barry Hale, who will be retiring.
As chief operating officer, Mr. Norton will provide day-to-day leadership and management to the organization’s regional CEOs to ensure Centerstone grows and maintains operational excellence. The position is responsible for spearheading the development, communication, and implementation of effective growth strategies, and is responsible for the measurement and effectiveness of all internal and external processes.
Mr. Norton has 25 years of experience in behavioral health care, having begun his career as a therapist. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer for Lahey Health Behavioral Services, a $105 million behavioral health subsidiary of a $2 billion dollar non-profit health system. Prior to that, he worked as chief executive officer of Northeast Behavioral Health, Inc. and led the integration of their organization, a $20 million addiction disorder treatment agency, into Lahey. This integration involved restructuring with a focus on quality of care and financial viability. Mr. Norton has also held executive leadership positions at CAB Health and Recovery Services, Inc.
Mr. Norton received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from SUNY at Fredonia, a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from Salem State University in Salem, Mass., and a Master of Business Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Mass. He has served as a board member for the National Council for Behavioral Health, the Association for Behavioral Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Centerstone is a non-profit health care organization dedicated to delivering care that changes people’s lives. Centerstone provides mental health and addiction disorder treatment, education, and support to communities in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee—and additionally offers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities life skills development, employment, and housing services. Nationally, Centerstone has specialized programs for service members, veterans, and their loved ones, and develops employee assistance programs for businesses of all sizes. The company’s research institute improves behavioral health care through research and technology, and its foundation secures philanthropic resources to support its work.
This was reported by Centerstone on August 27, 2018.
Contact Information: Centerstone, 44 Vantage Way; Nashville, TN 37228; (615) 463-6240; Website: www.centerstone.org