BRADENTON, Fla. (June 7, 2016) — Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization which provides mental health and addictions services, announced that Cathy Choate Wilson has been promoted to Vice President of Hospital Services. In this role, Wilson will oversee the Centerstone Hospital, Addiction Center, Adult Crisis Center and Rape Crisis Services.
“Cathy has demonstrated a tremendous dedication to Centerstone and the communities we serve over the last ten years and I am thrilled for her to take on this new role,” said Mary Ruiz, CEO of Centerstone’s operations in Florida. “She is an outstanding leader and is the perfect fit to guide our hospital operations.”
As Vice President of Hospital Services, Wilson will be responsible for leading a team of clinicians and administrative staff and managing operations for all of Centerstone’s hospital services. She will also continue to serve as a community liaison for programs related to addiction and behavioral health. Previously, Wilson served as Director of Community Care at Centerstone. She has significant experience and leadership in community programs including rape crisis, drug court, family safety and homeless outreach.
Wilson received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from The University of Florida and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Nova Southeastern University. She serves as Board President for the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence and has been recognized by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association and the Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition for her leadership.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation’s largest behavioral healthcare providers. It offers a range of treatment, support and educational programs and services to individuals who have mental health and addiction disorders and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each year, the organization serves more than 142,000 people of all ages at 157 locations across Florida, Illinois, Indiana and Tennessee. It also operates the Centerstone Foundation, Centerstone Research Institute, Advantage Behavioral Health, Centerstone Military Services and Centerstone Health Partners. For more information about Centerstone, please visit www.centerstoneflorida.org.