AmeriHealth Caritas poaches Highmark exec for Delaware market


AmeriHealth Caritas poaches Highmark exec for Delaware market

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AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a medicaid managed care health plan provider, has appointed Emmilyn Lawson as its market president.

The health care executive has more than 20 years of experience in Medicaid managed care in Delaware and Pennsylvania. She most recently served as vice president of Delaware Medicaid markets and chief operations officer for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Health Options. At Highmark, Lawson led all core operations for the insurer’s Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program, and long-term services and supports products.

"Emmilyn’s extensive knowledge of Delaware’s Medicaid population and the local health care community will be an invaluable asset as we enter this market," said Russell Gianforcaro, AmeriHealth Caritas regional president. "We are pleased to have her lead the expansion of our mission into Delaware."

Lawson commented: "For many years, I have observed from afar how AmeriHealth Caritas has built healthier communities and transformed lives throughout Pennsylvania and other parts of the nation. I am excited to join that effort."

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