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Karen Dale Named One of Washington Business Journal’s 25 Women Who Mean Business

AmeriHealth Caritas DC leader blazing trail for women; a catalyst for change in the region

Karen Dale, market president of AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a mission-based Medicaid managed care plan serving more than 100,000 residents of the District of Columbia, has been named one of the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 Women Who Mean Business.

Dale is among 25 honorees being celebrated as the region’s most influential business women. The award is in recognition of her professional accomplishments and community investment.

Innovative strategies under Dale’s leadership include a workforce readiness initiative, Pathways to Work, that helps families in all corners of the District achieve financial stability. In May, the first cohort of Pathways to Work interns, a group of 13 African-American women, graduated from the program; 11 of them have found jobs, seven of whom now work for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia.

“Investing in the communities we serve is essential to bringing economic opportunity and prosperity which in turn supports health equity,” said Dale. “I hope this award inspires the Pathways to Work participants and women at every stage of their careers to be bold and believe that they have what it takes to succeed in business.”

Dale is working tirelessly to usher in the next generation of managed care by going beyond the traditional role of an insurer to address issues such as food security, stable housing, community safety, resource accessibility, and education. These efforts, coupled with her work in co-authoring numerous health care solutions, help to create a stronger, safer, and ultimately healthier District of Columbia.

About AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia

AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a member of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is a Medicaid managed care health plan dedicated to helping members get care, stay well and build healthy communities. Headquartered in the District, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia addresses social risk factors impacting health, leverages robust member engagement strategies to increase rates of preventive care, and utilizes programs to support health and wellness for the vulnerable populations it serves. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas

AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit