Endress came to Mecklenburg County's managed care organization in August, 2012. MeckLINK manages, coordinates, and monitors mental health, intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and substance abuse services (MH/DD/SA) for Mecklenburg residents.
Endress is moving to New Jersey to become director of a private mental health agency.
He informed MeckLINK's 230 employees by email Tuesday afternoon.
"I want to thank everyone for all your efforts and support over the last 13 months," Endress said.
"What you have achieved in a short period of time can never be taken away from you."