Natalie Stone

Natalie Stone

Branding for Growth and Change

Natalie Stone serves as Vice President for Corporate Communications for Centerstone, one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit behavioral healthcare providers. In this role, she directs branding, communications and web strategy for the organization.  In addition, she oversees internal communication strategy for the enterprise and facilitates rebranding related to mergers and affiliations. 

In her time at Centerstone, it has grown from a behavioral health provider in Middle Tennessee with 1,000 employees serving 50,000 people to an organization with clinics in 4 states, 3,100 employees, more than 150 locations, serving over 120,000 people. With a recently announced affiliation with Seven Counties in Kentucky, Centerstone is poised for even more growth. Click image for full bio

Lee Pepper

Lee Pepper

Lee is Chief Marketing Officer for Foundations Recovery Network (FRN).  FRN operates inpatient and outpatient treatment centers including Michael’s House in Palm Springs, The Canyon in Malibu, La Paloma in Memphis and Black Bear Lodge near Atlanta.  He joined FRN in 2008 where he led the transition from traditional referral, yellow pages and paid marketing campaigns to a web and social media strategy. This shift has transformed FRN into an industry leader within behavioral healthcare and includes their annual conferences, Moments of Change and Innovations in Recovery as well the word of mouth movement Heroes in Recovery  

Five years ago he was inspired to create Heroes in Recovery after reading a report from SAMHSA that 23 million American needed help for addiction and mental health struggles and only 4 million a year were seeking it. Click image for full bio

Susanna Sung LCSW-C

Susanna Sung LCSW-C

Susanna Sung believes words have meaning, and that it's better to be kind than right. She has spent her career helping clients and mental health research protocols find the right words to tell their own stories.

Over the past 15 years, she has built and managed strategic, ethical, and effective programs and campaigns to make a difference in the mental health world as the Director of Marketing and Community Relations at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. Click image for full bio