Community Champion awards were presented this month at Centerstone’s office in Alton.
This year’s awards honor health-care veterans who have been ardent advocates for those with mental illness and who have helped thousands of Illinoisans access the treatment and support they need to live healthier lives. 2018 honorees are:
• Toni Corona, public health administrator for the Madison County Health Department, recognized for her work raising awareness in the community around behavioral health as a top public health issue.
• Tia Kingsbury, director of Inpatient Services for Gateway Regional Medical Center, recognized for her long-term dedication and compassionate care for those facing a behavioral health crisis.
• OSF Saint Anthony’s Health Center, recognized for its innovative behavioral health navigator approach, which helps clients with behavioral health conditions find the care they need quickly.
“Centerstone is committed to working with partners throughout the communities we serve to deliver care that changes people’s lives,” said Centerstone CEO John Markley. “Toni, Tia and the team at St. Anthony’s are true examples of Community Champions. We are grateful for their commitment and dedication to their community, and honored to recognize them for their work and for the positive impact they have made in the lives of so many individuals and families across our region.”
Corona, Kingsbury and Saint Anthony’s join 26 other individuals and organizations that have received this award since 2005.
Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, is one of the nation's leading behavioral healthcare providers. It offers a range of effective 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 172,000 people of all ages at nearly 200 locations across Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky 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.centerstone.org.
TOP: Chelsea Boyles (Centerstone, left), honoree Toni Corona (center), John Markley (Centerstone CEO, right)
CENTER: OSF Staff with John Markley (Centerstone CEO, black-collared shirt) and Anne Tyree (Centerstone, back row, center)
BOTTOM: Tia Kingsbury, center with white shirt, Gateway Regional CEO, COO, and other staff.