Karen M. Dale is the Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) in Washington, D.C. the Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO) for the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of companies. As CDEIO, Dale leads the planning and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies across the organization to link workforce, workplace, health equity, and supplier diversity with measurable business and company cultural outcomes.
Having held multiple positions of leadership during the past two decades, Dale has worked with a broad group of stakeholders to address policies and other key factors impacting the delivery of health care services. Dale’s vision for health equity is notably reflected in key programs addressing Black maternal health, racism, housing, transportation, violence interruption, and food insecurity. In addition, her philosophy that healthcare must evolve into a health ecosystem that promotes, wellness, without barriers, starting where people are, has led to several collaborative relationships with providers, community partners, philanthropists and businesses to implement sustainable, scalable solutions with high impact.
Dale holds a Master of Science degree in psychiatric mental health nursing from The Catholic University, Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. She is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2003. She serves as the board Chair for Volunteers of America, and the DC Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (Health Information Exchange), a board member for the Institute for Medicaid Innovation, co-chair for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Health Equity Action Team, and a commissioner for the Access to Justice Commission.