Karen M. Dale R.N., M.S.N.

Karen M. Dale is the Market President for AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia, a mission-based Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MMCO) in Washington, DC. She is ushering in the next generation of managed care with innovative solutions for the critical challenges faced by the members served by the MMCO. Opportunities for people to experience health and wellness are enhanced by addressing the social, economic, and environmental conditions that are drivers of poor health outcomes and harmful health disparities with comprehensive and tailored solutions. 

Ms. Dale is a highly skilled, visionary leader who has dedicated her entire career to helping others and ensuring equal health opportunities for populations at risk. Having held multiple positions of leadership during the past three decades, she has worked with a broad group of stakeholders to address policies, and other key factors that impact the production of health. 

Ms. Dale has guided the execution of unique approaches to managing the complex needs of persons with multiple health risks. These efforts include the use of telemedicine to aid in the management of chronic diseases, peer to peer outreach using community health workers, and the roll-out of a human-centered design member engagement approach. 

Ms. Dale holds a Master of Science Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from The Catholic University, Washington, DC and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing from George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. In 2016, she was the recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award and, in 2017 the Women Who Mean Business Award.