Darilynn Cardona-Beiler, MSSA, LCSW, plays a leadership role working with providers and health systems to adopt clinical best practices and system integration to improve holistic health care treatment including what is often siloed as physical, mental, and substance use systems and treatment.
Throughout her 25-year career in health care, social services, and community mental health, Darilynn has served in various leadership capacities. Her service has centered on the indigent, people experiencing homelessness, and underserved populations. Prior to joining the Meadows Institute, she served as the Division Director of Adult Behavioral Health Systems at Integral Care, the Local Mental Health Authority in Travis County. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Darilynn has applied her focus to supporting individuals living with serious and persistent mental illness, co-occurring substance use disorders, and chronic medical conditions through evidence-based interventions and collaborative care. She has developed and implemented multiple integrated systems of care, substance use treatment services, homeless service programs, and permanent supportive housing developments. In her role at the Meadows Institute, she is working to expand access to behavioral health treatment through collaborative innovation and integrate systems of care.
Darilynn is actively involved in multiple initiatives to address the needs of individuals experiencing homelessness in Austin and across Texas. She serves as Board Chair of the Downtown Austin Community Court Board and Commissions, is part of the Board of Directors of Front Steps, is the past Board Chair of the Texas State Emergency Food and Shelter Board and serves as an Advisor to the Texas Interagency Council for the Homeless.
Darilynn holds a Master’s in Science and Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree in Social Work from the University of Puerto Rico. Darilynn lives in Austin with her husband and two daughters.