Arthur C. Evans Jr

Arthur C. Evans Jr, PhD Commissioner of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) In his capacity as Commissioner, Dr. Evans is leading a major initiative to transform how behavioral health care and intellectual disability services are delivered in Philadelphia. Since Dr. Evans’ appointment in November 2004, Philadelphia has begun a transformation of its entire system to one that focuses on recovery for adults, resiliency for children and self-determination for all people who use intellectual disability services. Dr. Evans is a clinical and community psychologist. He holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He held faculty appointments at the Yale University School of Medicine and Quinnipiac University. Dr. Evans has extensive experience in transforming systems of care while serving in several national leadership roles.