Mr. Mahadevan is director of operations at the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health and clinical instructor in the UNC Department of Psychiatry. He is the founder and former executive director of XDS, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides comprehensive care and services to individuals with persistent mental illness and co-occurring additive and intellectual disabilities, and the newly-merged partner of the center. With more than 20 years of experience working in mental health organizations that serve individuals with severe mental illness, Mahadevan has extensive knowledge in designing and implementing innovative treatment programs. He has held program management positions at John Umstead Hospital and Orange, Person, Chatham Mental Health Center. Trained in rehabilitation counseling, he received a master’s degree from UNC Chapel Hill.