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River Edge Behavioral Health Appoints Shane L. Hester as Chief Financial Officer

Contact: Cara Quarantillo, River Edge Communications: 478.283.0138

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MACON - Shane L. Hester, CPA has accepted the role of Chief Financial Officer for River Edge Behavioral Health upon the retirement of his predecessor after 20 years of service.  Licensed as a Georgia CPA for more than 15 years, Mr. Hester had served as River Edge Director of Finance since 2018. 

“Shane’s breadth of experience will make River Edge even stronger,” said Dr. Shannon Terrell Gordon, Chief Executive Officer of River Edge Behavioral Health. “He brings extensive regional and “Big 4” international accounting, risk advisory as well as operational consulting experience for Global 1000, Fortune 500 and regional companies to his new role. We are grateful he chooses to help lead the River Edge team into our bright and growing future.”

Raised in Fort Valley, Shane, his wife and their three children currently reside in Perry. 

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. River Edge services extend throughout Central Georgia, including Baldwin, Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach, Putnam, Twiggs and Wilkinson counties and will expand to Fulton County in 2018. Learn more at For help, call 478-803-7700.


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.