STARS Names New Board Members

Nationally recognized, evidenced-based student assistance program, Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS), has announced the additions of new board members.
Founded in 1984, STARS assists students, families and schools with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success. Chief Executive Officer Rodger Dinwiddie named the following community leaders to the board:

Bryan Edwards, President of Hughes-Edwards Builders, of Hendersonville, TN

Brook Meyer, Vice President of National Sales Desk, Jackson National Life Distributors, LLC, of Nashville, TN

Chris Sabis, Assistant United States Attorney, U.S. Department of Justice, of Nashville, TN

Dr. Bernard Turner, Director/Assistant Professor, Belmont University, Center for Social Entrepreneurship, of Nashville, TN

A nationally recognized and evidenced-based resource for student assistance, training and professional consultation, STARS assists students, families and schools with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success. Founded in 1984, STARS staff operate in schools and community sites throughout Middle Tennessee via STARS Specialists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as through Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) as a licensed alcohol and drug out-patience treatment facility. Their Kids On The Block puppetry program helps educate kindergarten through sixth grade students about health and social concerns that affect their lives while promoting an understanding and acceptance of all children and adults regardless of their differences. More info,www.starsnashville.org.


STARS welcomes and will serve individuals with both mental health and substance use disorders. We believe that every door is the right door to gain access to appropriate services in the integrated system of care.

STARS does not discriminate on the grounds of race, religion, creed, color, sex or national origin. No one shall be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any of STARS programs or activities. STARS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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