Austin Healthcare Council
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Connecting Austin’s Healthcare Landscape


A Vibrant Industry in Austin

Healthcare is one of Austin's largest and fastest-growing industries, with 172,500 local jobs and an annual payroll of more than $5.2 billion. Austin is home to the headquarters of nine publicly-traded healthcare companies that generate approximately 6,000 jobs (850 locally). The impact of healthcare will continue to grow and the AHC wants to make sure Austin is at the forefront in innovation and leadership. Austin Healthcare Council is working through education, mentoring, networking, and international programs to foster a supportive environment for healthcare and bring together a wide spectrum of organizations, including:

• Hospitals
• Physicians
• Outpatient Services
• Pharmaceuticals
• Medical Technology• Digital Health 
• Device Manufacturers
• Academia
• Professional Service Providers
• Government Agencies


Board of Directors


Bill Rice, MD

Senior VP Clinical Innovations, St. David's Healthcare

Past Board Chair

Jay Fox

President, Baylor, Scott, & White

Mitch Morris, MD

Executive Vice President, Optum

Earl Maxwell

CEO, St. David's Foundation

Sara T. Brand

Managing Partner, True Wealth Ventures

David Evans

CEO, Integral Care


Mini Kahlon, PhD

Vice Dean, Dell Medical School at the University of Texas

Past Board Chair

Laura Howard

Principal, Ernst & Young

William (Andy) Davis

President & CEO, Seton/Ascension Texas

Meredith Duncan

Aetna Executive Director TX, NM, OK

David Smith

CEO, United Way

Emma Cartmell

Partner, Cappello Global

Board Observers


Phil Sanger, MD

Bill McLellan