Johnel Brown Reid ’85 was named chief marketing officer for Centerstone, a national provider of behavioral health and addiction services based in Illinois, in July 2022.

She joined the nonprofit as vice president of public affairs and marketing in 2018, and now will lead strategy and oversight for the organization’s branding, communications, grant writing, national policy and referral marketing.

“I’m honored to take on this role at Centerstone,” said Reid, who earned a degree in sociology at Longwood. “Staff are truly committed to delivering care that changes people’s lives, and I look forward to leading our talented team in the strategic, thoughtful support of that mission on every front.”

Prior to joining Centerstone, she served as vice president for strategic planning and marketing at Community Health Systems, providing executive support to an operating division that included 38 hospitals and systems across several states.

Earlier in her career, she served as director of marketing and public relations for HCA Healthcare. From 2003 to 2012, Reid was director of marketing and public relations at HCA Healthcare, where she led the development of market-based branding into a consumer health network.