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River Edge Appoints New Chairman

Contact: Cara Quarantillo, River Edge Communications: 478.283.0138
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River Edge Appoints New Chairman

MACON - River Edge Behavioral Health is governed by a board of dedicated community residents appointed by their respective county commissions. June 30, 2002, Ray A. Bennett of Twiggs County completed 17 consecutive years as chair of the River Edge Behavioral Health governing board.

During his tenure, River Edge operating revenues grew from $9M to $53M+ annually, serving thousands, employing hundreds and delivering more than $122M in economic development impact to the central Georgia region each year. Also, during Bennett’s Chairmanship, River Edge has won numerous international, national and state awards.

July 1, 2022, Dr. Steven E. Corkery will assume Chairmanship of this dynamic board.   

Dr. Shannon Terrell Gordon, LCSW, CFRE, Chief Executive Officer of River Edge since 2009 says, “The voluntary work of these dedicated gentlemen makes life better for individuals and families who face mental health or substance use challenges or intellectual/developmental disabilities in our region. Mr. Bennett and Dr. Corkery make recovery and inclusion more possible for more of our neighbors and friends.”


About River Edge Behavioral Health

The full continuum of River Edge Behavioral Health services provides state-of-the-art treatment and supports for nearly 10,000 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 River Edge Foundation

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, and stewarding contributions and assets, governing the Foundation, as well as forming lasting and mutual beneficial relationships with community partners, constituencies and stakeholders.