Our Board

John Clark

Board Chair

John Clark is a dynamic and effective information technology executive who has dedicated his career of over 20 years to healthcare delivery and to the service of others. He has held progressive leadership roles with large integrated health systems such as Baylor Health System of Dallas Texas and BayCare Health Systems of Clearwater Florida. During his career, he has also held the role of CIO for hospitals and hospital development and management organizations. Within his vast network of peers and mentors, Mr. Clark is revered as a strategic visionary and organizational change agent. He is known for using customer relationship management and collaborative approaches to support innovative Information Services (IS) delivery methodologies. He has often been the go-to leader for significant process modification, quick turnaround on major initiatives, risk mitigation, and overall organizational cultural change.

Mr. Clark holds a Bachelors of Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems and a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in Technology Management. He is a combat veteran and was Honorably Discharged from the U.S. Army, Signal Corp in 1993 where he provided logistical services, technology support, network infrastructure design and telecommunications for NATO operations, rapid deployment forces and front line infantry units.

Mr. Clark has a deep understanding of the driving influences of technology in the clinical and business aspects of healthcare delivery. He is committed to making all areas of technology and IS service delivery top notch at Central Health.

 

David Evans

Board Vice Chair

Mr. Evans has more than 30 years experience as a leader in behavioral health and developmental disabilities and also serves as the Chief Executive Officer for New Milestones Foundation. Evans is also an adjunct faculty at The University of Texas at Austin. He serves on the Austin Wellness and Prevention Committee, Community Action Network Administrative Council, Texas Council of Community MHMR Centers Executive Directors’ Consortium and is a Board Member of Tejas Behavioral Health Services. He is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Past experience includes serving as State Commissioner in Georgia for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse; State Director in Nebraska for Mental Retardation Services; Trustee for the Commission for the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; Past President of the National Association for State Mental Retardation Program Directors; Georgia Governing Planning Council for Developmental Disabilities; and the National Association of State Mental Health Directors.

 

Earl Maxwell

Board Treasurer

Since 2007, Earl Maxwell has served as the CEO of St. David’s Foundation. The Foundation is a nonprofit that improves health and healthcare for Central Texans. Of the Foundation’s more than $40 million budget, money is granted to community-based organizations that provide primary and special healthcare for the uninsured, mental health services, services for older adults, healthy living and wellness, and research and education. The Foundation also provides dental care to Title I schools in the Greater Austin area. The Foundation, in partnership with a for-profit company, owns the seven St. David’s hospitals in Central Texas, which provide millions of dollars of care each year for the uninsured in St. David’s hospitals.
Prior to stepping into the St. David’s role, Earl was the leading partner of Maxwell Locke & Ritter LLP, Austin’s largest locally owned and managed accounting and consulting firm. He grew up in Houston and attended the University of Houston where he received his Bachelor of Business in Accounting in 1976.

Earl is the author of Service Prosperity and Sanity — Positioning the Professional Service Firm for the Future. His experience includes 31 years in public accounting, including 14 years with Deloitte & Touche and its predecessor Deloitte Haskins & Sells.

Earl’s innovative, non-traditional experience grew out of the process he and the partners of Maxwell Locke & Ritter followed as they established and built a different type of firm…..a firm dedicated to serving people. His work at the St. David’s Foundation is a logical extension of his previous experience.

Earl has spent most of his time in three areas; family, community and business. He has been able to merge these interests by helping to establish a family-friendly workplace and working in the community to support various educational and health and human services programs. He is proudest of his partnership with his wife in raising their two sons. He strives to provide a work environment that is committed to balancing work, life and the community.

 

Anjum Khurshid

Dr. Khurshid is Director of Data Integration in the Dell Medical School. He is a nationally-recognized leader in the fields of population health and health information technology. In 2014, he was appointed to the Federal Advisory Committee on Health IT Policy by the Secretary of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In 2016, he co-chaired of the Task Force on Interoperability Experience formed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. He was the principal investigator for the $13.5 million Crescent City Beacon Community program in New Orleans which won the Health Care Informatics Innovator Award, 2013. He serves as an advisor on patient engagement to the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Dr. Khurshid earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the King Edward Medical University, Lahore and his PhD in Public Policy and Masters in Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Ryan Leslie

Ryan Leslie, PhD, is vice president with responsibilities for Analytics and Research for Ascension Texas, which includes Seton Healthcare Family. He oversees the organization’s quality and performance reporting, as well as the clinical effectiveness analytics that support the move to value-based care.

Ryan oversees Ascension Texas’ research enterprise operations and is the strategy chair for research in the Ascension Clinical Research Institute, which brings together the research capabilities across all of Ascension Health, the largest non-profit health system in the US.

Additionally, Ryan works closely with The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin to build joint data, research, and analytics capabilities that improve the delivery of health care and improve patient outcomes and experience.

Prior to joining Ascension, Ryan spent 10 years as a consultant helping organizations build analytical capabilities and conduct advanced analytics. As a researcher, he studied how diagnosis-based risk adjustment models could be used to understand the costs of care for Central Texas’s medically indigent population.

Ryan holds three degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, including a BBA in management information systems and an MS and PhD in health economics and outcomes research.