[For Immediate Release]

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Integral Care Announces New CEO

AUSTIN, Texas (January 16, 2024)

Integral Care is delighted to announce Jeff Richardson as Integral Care’s new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Richardson is an experienced clinician and outstanding leader who brings vision and passion to our vital mission of ‘healthy living for everyone.’ “Jeff’s appointment embodies our commitment to advancing behavioral health and intellectual and developmental disability services and ensuring compassionate, quality care for all individuals in our community”, shared Board Chair, Patricia “Trish” Young Brown. 

“I am privileged to join Integral Care, an organization with core values and dedication to the well-being of all children, individuals, and families that I share,” said Mr. Richardson. “I look forward to building upon the strong foundation and excellent work of David Evans and his team. I am excited to join such a mission-driven organization.”    

After a highly impactful 30-year tenure as CEO of Integral Care, David Evans announced his plans to transition out of his role earlier this year. Mr. Richardson’s selection is the result of a rigorous six-month executive search process that involved staff and community stakeholder input along with 3 public forums. In his new role as CEO of Integral Care, Jeff Richardson is committed to supporting a strong workforce and leading the organization to new heights. He aims to strengthen Integral Care’s position as a trusted partner in the community, enhancing access to high-quality behavioral health services and promoting health equity for all residents of Travis County.  


About Jeff Richardson: 

Jeff Richardson was the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Sheppard Pratt, a prominent behavioral health organization in Maryland. Serving over 70,000 people across 380 locations, Jeff demonstrated exceptional leadership in the behavioral health sector. His impressive career includes a twenty-three-year tenure as the Executive Director of Mosaic Community Services, highlighting his dedication to community-based care. Jeff holds a master’s degree in social work from the University of Maryland and a master’s in business administration from Loyola University. His commitment to behavioral health advocacy is evident through his involvement in nonprofit boards and state task forces. Jeff has held prestigious roles such as Board President for The National Council for Behavioral Healthcare and President of the Board for the Mental Health Association of Maryland.  

Furthermore, Jeff’s contributions to the field extend to consulting, publications, and presentations on critical behavioral health topics, including systems redesign, business development, community mental health, strategic planning, affordable housing, healthcare technology, clinical services and nonprofit mergers and acquisitions.  

Beyond his professional achievements, Jeff is a devoted family person, married with four adult children, one of whom has special needs. This personal experience fuels his passion for providing effective and quality behavioral health services to individuals and families facing similar challenges.  

David Evans will continue to serve as CEO until Mr. Richardson’s official start date on March 29. Jeff looks forward to scheduling “meet and greets” across the community in the near future

The Integral Care team welcomes Jeff Richardson as the new CEO and looks forward to a bright future of innovation and progress in behavioral health. 

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.