AmeriHealth Caritas Names Karen Dale as New Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer

Appointment will further cultivate diverse perspectives to drive a more inclusive business culture

Advancing its ongoing commitment to linking diversity, equity, and inclusion with performance excellence, AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need, announced that Karen Dale has been named to the newly created position of Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO). She will report directly to CEO and Chairman, Paul A. Tufano, and will join the CEO’s Executive Council.

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In her new role, Dale will be accountable for leading the planning and execution of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives across the organization. The CDEIO will drive and support the design, development and implementation of innovative diversity and inclusion strategies focusing on workforce, workplace, health equity, and supplier diversity.

AmeriHealth Caritas is regularly recognized for its diversity and inclusion programs, and this appointment prioritizes the company’s work in this space even further.

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“We know that institutional racism is contributing to unequal treatment in our country, and this is wrong,” said Tufano. “AmeriHealth Caritas has always valued and practiced diversity, equity, and inclusion in every aspect of our work. Still, it’s clear that we must do more by making these principles more visible, and even more of a priority for our company.”

Added Tufano: “Karen’s proven leadership will help will set us on a course to further align diversity, equity, and inclusion with every aspect of our business, including strengthening our culture, our relationships with providers, suppliers, and vendors, and promoting greater health equity for our members. Karen also brings valuable perspectives and a passion for advocacy to this role. Her track record in developing partnerships and building consensus, both internally and externally, to achieve common objectives with lasting impact will ensure she is successful.”

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