A Remarkable Opening in Clarksville

Pitts (left) and Hassan inside the Clarksville Clinic.

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family at Centerstone in Clarksville, TN hosted a grand opening this week featuring their new clinic space. Centerstone CEO, Bob Vero, and Cohen Veterans Network CEO, Anthony Hassan, welcomed the crowd at a ribbon cutting ceremony and shared the importance of this partnership for the community. Guests came from near and far to attend the clinic opening.

Special guests Governor Haslam and Commissioner of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Marie Williams, attended the opening as well to speak on behalf of the state of Tennessee, a state that prioritizes mental health care. After the morning ribbon cutting, the community partners and neighbors came to tour the clinic space and meet the team.

The local community was excited to share the news of the new clinic. CVN Spokesperson and Medal of Honor recipient, Ryan Pitts, and Cohen Clinic clinician, Liz Sherr, appeared on many different news outlets the next day speaking about the need and importance of mental health care for veterans and military families.

The opening was covered by NPR Nashville as well as TV outlets NBC4 and FOX6.

Haslam (left) and Hassan outside the Clarksville Clinic.

The Cohen Clinic has been off to a busy start. Since their soft launch in April, the clinic has already seen nearly 250 clients. Located in a strong military town that is home to one of the largest military bases in the nation, the clinic is a well needed resource. The team members are almost all veterans or military family members and are ready to serve the community.


 By Elise Harte
Manager, CVN Communications & Marketing