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River Edge Behavioral Health: New Foundation Board Member


Jay Bess, River Edge Communications: 478-803-7707 (office) 478.283.0138 (mobile) //

MACON – Joshua Hale, practicing law professional and business owner, has been appointed to serve on the Foundation Board of River Edge Behavioral Health. Hale is an entrepreneur who brings business leadership, legal expertise and a philanthropic heart to the Foundation.   


Hale earned his Bachelor’s from Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY then went on to earn his Bachelor of Laws from Mercer University where he graduated with honors. While at Mercer, Hale served as the Honor Court Justice and Chief Justice. 


Hale is a business owner, operating Lighthouse Law Firm here in Macon. He specializes in transactional and business law that focuses on helping community members pursue, purchase and sell businesses. 


Hale is an active member of the Griffith Family Foundation with the goal to help create synergy and cooperation among various foundations in Macon.  


River Edge Chief Executive Officer, Shannon T. Gordon, LCSW, said. “River Edge is an economic development engine and provides specialty health care for the communities with serve. We are excited to learn from Mr. Hale and watch how his experience will help us continue to move forward on our journey to making lives better in central Georgia.”   


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provide state-of-the-art treatment and support services for more than 13,000 children, youth, families and adults annually, who experience mental illness, addiction, co-occurring disorders or developmental disabilities. A repetitive national award winner identified for its exemplary leadership by its international accrediting body, River Edge services extend throughout Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs, Wilkinson and Fulton Counties. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700 in Central Georgia or 404-665-8600 in Fulton County. 


About the River Edge Foundation

The River Edge Foundation, an independent, 501(c)3 non-profit organization, raises private funds to help make life better for individuals who experience mental illness, addiction or a developmental disability, especially individuals served and supported through the robust, community-based offerings of River Edge Behavioral Health.  The Foundation strives for excellence in fundraising, investing, stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.