Advisory Board

Richard Boland Jr.

Richard Boland Jr.

Educator and Psychotherapist

Richard is an educator and psychotherapist. He has been teaching psychology and social science classes at the high school level for over 25 years. He has also been a practicing psychotherapist for the past 13 years.

Richard has served on a variety of boards and advisory committees including Family Scholar House, Walden School, Kent School of Social Work and others. He attended Centre College, University of Aix-Marseille, Institute for American Universities (in Canterbury, England), the College of William and Mary University, and the University of Louisville. He holds bachelors degrees in Liberal Studies and French and Masters degrees in Education and Clinical Social Work. Richard is a Louisville Kentucky native, is married and has two teenage daughters.

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Kelly Gannon

Centerstone Kentucky Chief Operating Officer

Kelly Gannon is the Chief Operating Officer for Centerstone Kentucky, formally Seven Counties Services.  As COO of Centerstone KY she is responsible for setting the strategic direction for four lines of service, Adult Mental Health, Child and Family Behavioral Health, Addiction Services and Intellectual and Development Services.  Centerstone KY is the leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the Louisville region serving over 34,000 people annually. 

Ms. Gannon has worked in the behavioral health field for over twenty seven years.  She has extensive experience in strategic planning and implementation and proven leadership in the application of Evidence Based Practices.    She has leadership skills in coordinating and promoting collaborative relationships with community providers and key stakeholders to create real collective impact and positive outcomes.  She has adept knowledge for developing practice management opportunities to support the mission of behavioral health.

She earned her master’s degree in social work in 1994 from the University of Kentucky and her independent licensure in 2002.  Most recently she earned her MBA from the University of Louisville.


James O’Reilly

Long John Silver’s President and Chief Executive Officer

James joined Long John Silver’s in March 2015 after three years at Sonic Drive-In as SVP / Chief Brand Officer and Chief Marketing Officer. O’Reilly has held executive leadership positions for more than 20 years in the food service industry, including domestic and international leadership roles for brands including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, KFC, and Einstein Bros. Bagels. Prior to entering the restaurant industry in the 1990’s, James began his career in brand management with Proctor and Gamble Inc. James earned an MBA from York University and a B.S. in Biochemistry from McMaster University. James is married with two sons attending college full time, and lives in Louisville.