[For Immediate Release]

Media Contact:

Jessica Casarez


Integral Care Hosts Community Forums to Meet CEO Finalists


AUSTIN, Texas (Dec. 4, 2023) – After a rigorous national search, Integral Care’s Board of Trustees CEO Search Committee has recommended final candidates. The Local Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Authority is inviting members of the community to attend three open forums. Each event will feature an introduction to one of the candidates, followed by an opportunity for attendees to submit questions. After each Q&A session, the public will be invited to meet the candidates personally. Details of each forum are outlined below.



Candidate 1: Tuesday, December 5

Candidate 2: Wednesday, December 6

Candidate 3: Thursday, December 7



5:30 – 7:00 p.m. CT



Rudy Zapata Room, Integral Care’s Dove Springs

5015 S. IH-35

Austin, TX 78744


RSVP FOR IN-PERSON OPTION                                             RSVP FOR ZOOM OPTION


Background on the Search:


After 30 years of dedicated service, David Evans announced earlier this year he would be transitioning out of his role as Integral Care’s CEO. He remains in the position until his successor is in place. Integral Care’s Board of Trustees has been leading CEO succession planning efforts since the spring and regularly updating the public on its efforts through open meetings and announcements on its website here. Over the summer, this included sharing a survey with the community, collaborators, staff and stakeholders to gain insight into the qualities and strengths they are seeking in Integral Care’s new CEO.


After months of searching and interviewing highly qualified professionals, the Board has now narrowed its search down to three nationally acclaimed mental health leaders. After hearing from the public this week, the Board is slated to vote on a final candidate during its Board of Trustees meeting on December 14.


About Integral Care: Integral Care is committed to fostering health and well-being for individuals in Travis County, supporting those facing mental illness, substance use disorder and developmental disabilities. By providing essential services like a 24-hour helpline, ongoing counseling and housing assistance, we empower our community to regain independence. As the Local Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority, Integral Care has pioneered high-quality, community-based care since 1967, collaborating with partners to build a supportive network and combat mental health stigma in Austin.