About The Morton Center

At The Morton Center, we recognize that alcoholism and other addictions affect the entire family.

More Than Treatment

We believe that addiction can’t be separated from the person. So, we treat the whole person, not just their addiction.

Our professional staff considers the individual’s social, mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.

The Morton Center supports a 12-step model of recovery and uses evidence-based practices to treat individuals, couples and families.

Our Mission

The Morton Center provides help and support to individuals and loved ones in breaking the cycle of substance use.

Our Founders

For more than 35 years, we have been true to the original vision of our co-founders, Jane Morton Norton and John P. Walsh.

Jane Norton
A prominent Louisville businesswoman, civic leader, philanthropist, patron of the arts and artist. In 1948, her family established WAVE-TV, the first television station in Kentucky. She managed and had an active role in the station until her death in 1988 at age 88.
John Walsh
A Louisville native widely known in the field of chemical dependency and counseling. He has developed a nationally recognized recovery model. Mr. Walsh and his family live in Louisville, where he operates John Walsh Counseling & Consulting.

Our History

We get our name from United States Sen. Thruston B. Morton. His sister, Jane Morton Norton, and counselor John P. Walsh founded The Morton Center in 1984 in Senator Morton’s memory. He died in 1982, after representing Kentucky in the U.S. House and Senate as well as serving as chairman of the Republican National Committee.

Mrs. Norton wanted to create something unique in Kentucky. Over 35 years later, her legacy, The Morton Center, recognizes that chemical dependency and other destructive, addictive behaviors tear families apart.

  • In 1989, we established an Intensive Outpatient Program in partnership with Our Lady of Peace Hospital in Louisville.
  • Our Intensive Outpatient Program continued to grow along with our other services, and in 2001, The Morton Center moved its statewide headquarters to its current, 14,500-square-foot facility in Louisville.


Board Officers

Jim Murphy – President
Katrina Green – Treasurer
HJI Supply Chain Solutions
Delene Taylor – Secretary

Chief Executive Officer

Priscilla McIntosh
The Morton Center


Mark Alemi
National Account Manager -CVS
Brown-Forman, Inc.
Walter E. Badenhausen, Jr., M.D.
Ellis & Badenhausen, Orthopedics, PSC
Andy Blieden
Jamie Cox
Vice Cox & Townsend
Kem Delaney-Ellis
Healthcare & Government Relations
Kim Ellis
John English, Sr.
Stephen C. Gault
Stephen C. Gault Co.
Barbara Ann Hurt
Corporate Responsibility Manager
Jack Moss, Jr.
Financial Advisor
First Kentucky Securities
Scott Neff
Co-CEO, Chief Investment Officer
Glenview Trust Company
John C. Norman, Jr.
Personnel Policy Service, Inc.

Director Emeritus

Clay Morton


Mark Robinson
Jimmy Dan Conner
Kenneth Reutlinger, Jr.
Mary Ellen Stottmann