The Centers Appoints Two New Board Members
This month, The Centers appointed two new members onto The Centers’ Board of Directors, the Honorable Marion County Judge Tommy Thompson and local businessman and recovery advocate Don Scott. As part of continued efforts to better serve the community and meet the needs of those struggling with mental health and substance abuse, The Centers is excited to welcome both Judge Thompson and Mr. Scott to the Board. The Board of Directors are a group of volunteers responsible for directing and protecting The Centers and its mission, for the well-being of the community.
Judge Thompson’s experience as the presiding Judge of the Marion County Mental Health Court will bring a unique outlook to the Board and expert knowledge of the mental health needs of the Ocala community and the everyday hurdles those struggling with mental health face. Judge Thompson’s compassion for all members of the community demonstrates the characteristics of The Centers’ Board of Directors.
Mr. Scott of Don Scott Motors is a local business owner and resident of Ocala for more than 50 years. Since the 1980s, Mr. Scott has been an advocate for recovery not only in Florida, but also across the country and even outside of the United States. He has sat on several boards for organizations serving a mission to help those struggling with addiction. A friend of The Centers for many years, Mr. Scott will bring a deep-seated passion for recovery to the Board.
The Centers would once again like to welcome and thank Judge Thompson and Mr. Scott for serving on the Board of Directors.