Paul A. Tufano
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Paul A. Tufano is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, a leading Medicaid managed care organization headquartered in Philadelphia and providing products and services across the United States. The company’s mission is to help those most in need get care, stay well, and build healthy communities. During his tenure as CEO, the company has successfully launched entirely new markets, implemented new lines of business in existing markets, and experienced significant growth.
Tufano has also held senior leadership positions within Independence Health Group, parent company of AmeriHealth Caritas, having served as its President, Executive Vice President, and General Counsel.
Tufano is a respected voice on integrated care models that address whole-person health and strategies to help alleviate poverty and health inequities. He has long promoted greater attention to the social determinants of health — education, job training, housing, nutritious food, transportation, and support services — and innovative ways to manage the health care needs of complex populations.
Prior to joining Independence Health Group and AmeriHealth Caritas, Tufano served as General Counsel of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1995 through 1999, in the administration of Governor Tom Ridge as a member of the Governor’s cabinet. Tufano and his staff of over 500 attorneys represented Governor Tom Ridge and the Executive Branch in litigation; transactions; and regulatory, legislative, and criminal justice matters.
Tufano is a member of the boards of America's Health Insurance Plans, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He is the immediate past Chairman of both the board of trustees of Villanova University and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
Tufano is a graduate of Villanova University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree and law degree.
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Robert Kolodgy, MBA
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bob Kolodgy is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for AmeriHealth Caritas. Kolodgy oversees the company’s financial functions, including accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, actuarial services, financial services, treasury management, sourcing, and facilities. He also plays an integral role in new business development and strategic financial planning.
Kolodgy joined AmeriHealth Caritas after serving nearly 13 years as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) in Chicago. In his role with the BCBSA, he was responsible for the association’s finances, information technology, information security, brand, venture funds, and 5.5 million-member Federal Employee Program.
Kolodgy has been in health care most of his career and has held leadership roles in several provider organizations, including an integrated health system that owned a health plan with Medicaid, Medicare, workers’ compensation, and commercial lines of business. Kolodgy’s experience also includes governance, strategy, operations, financial transformation, change management, acquisitions, and joint venture development.
Among his professional and civic affiliations, Kolodgy is a founding board member of SewHope, an Ohio-based nonprofit group working to improve health in Guatemala, and former chairman of the board of trustees for Notre Dame Academy. He also served as a member of the Blue Health Intelligence board and chaired the board of Plan Investment Funds.
Kolodgy earned a bachelor’s degree from Miami University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is a lifetime member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
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Eileen Coggins, Esq.
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Eileen Coggins, Esq., is Executive Vice President and General Counsel of AmeriHealth Caritas, responsible for overseeing legal affairs for the company. Prior to her current role, Coggins served in various senior leadership roles at AmeriHealth Caritas, including Executive Vice President of Government Affairs; Senior Vice President of Long-Term Services and Supports for Medicare and Medicare-Medicaid Plans; Senior Vice President of Audit, Compliance, and Enterprise Risk Management; and Senior Vice President of Communications and Human Resources.
Coggins has over 30 years of experience working in public, private, and equity-based provider and payer companies, providing advice on complex business transactions, litigation, governance, and legal and regulatory matters. Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, she was Senior Vice President of General Counsel for Univita Health, Inc. and Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Genesis Healthcare Corporation. Her professional affiliations include the American Health Lawyers Association, American Bar Association, and Association of Corporate Counsel. She serves on the boards of Committee of Seventy, Share Food Program, and Casa Farnese.
Coggins earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in public administration from West Chester University and a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law.
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Executive Vice President, Health Services
Marilyn Eckley is Executive Vice President of Health Services, a role focused on AmeriHealth Caritas’ mission to support the health and well-being of our members, their caregivers, and the communities in which they live.
In this role, she oversees Population Health clinical care and social support services, Member Engagement, and Medical Excellence, as well as Technology Solutions, to ensure the delivery of high-quality, whole-person care that integrates physical and behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, and social supports.
Eckley’s responsibilities also include overseeing Provider Network Management and Enterprise Operations, enhancing provider partnerships through simplification of health services payments and the development of alternative and value-based payments, for our company’s network of doctors, hospitals, and other health care and community-based provider groups.
Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas in 2010, Eckley served as Executive Director and President at UnitedHealth Group, and she has held several leadership roles within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Eckley earned a Master of Public Administration degree from The Pennsylvania State University.
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Executive Vice President, Medicaid Markets
Rebecca Engelman is Executive Vice President, Medicaid Markets, for AmeriHealth Caritas.
With over 25 years of experience in Medicaid managed care, Engelman is responsible for the growth, development, and retention of AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicaid managed care business and executing high-quality services across all its markets, including long-term services and supports (LTSS) solutions. Her strategic vision and operational expertise make her a trusted partner of government and community stakeholders.
Before taking the role of Executive Vice President, Medicaid Markets, Engelman successfully served in various roles at AmeriHealth Caritas, including Regional President, overseeing several of the company’s Medicaid managed care plans. Prior to that, she served as Market President for Select Health of South Carolina — which she helped to found and launch — and AmeriHealth Caritas Louisiana, as well as Vice President of Operations, Senior Director of Quality Improvement, and Senior Director of Medical Services.
A nurse by training, Engelman began her career at three hospitals in Florida, working in both medical-surgical units and emergency rooms. She holds a master’s degree in nursing administration with honors from the Medical University of South Carolina and maintains an active nursing license. Engelman also serves on the board of her local United Way.
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Interim Executive Vice President, Ancillary Markets
Steve Bohner is Interim Executive Vice President, Ancillary Markets, for AmeriHealth Caritas. In this role, he oversees AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicare, behavioral health, pharmacy, and Affordable Care Act (ACA) Exchange businesses.
Prior to taking on his current role, Bohner was Executive Vice President of Health Markets for AmeriHealth Caritas, a role focused on driving market growth, development, and retention. Since joining the company in 1992, Bohner has held several other executive, accounting, and financial roles, each of which has contributed to AmeriHealth Caritas’ ongoing success.
Bohner earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting and finance from Davis & Elkins College. He is a licensed certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
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Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Fred Dickson is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas. He is responsible for the development and implementation of AmeriHealth Caritas’ enterprisewide Information Solutions strategy.
Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, Dickson served in several key information technology roles, including Vice President of Information Technology at Coventry Health Care, Chief Information Officer for Marshfield Clinic Health System’s Security Health Plan, and Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota. He started his career at Prudential Insurance Company and also worked at The Pillsbury Company. Dickson was also a finalist for Philadelphia’s first CIO of the Year ORBIE Award.
Dickson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics and computer science from the University of Minnesota. He is also a graduate of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota’s Advanced Leadership Development Program.
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Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Adrian Mebane is Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer for AmeriHealth Caritas. As Chief Risk Officer, Mebane oversees enterprise risk management, corporate compliance, internal audit, privacy, and payment integrity. He also is responsible for our enhanced and centralized function for contracts with clients and vendors for delegated services.
Mebane joined AmeriHealth Caritas with broad professional experience in both the government and private sectors. He has served in General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer roles for publicly traded Fortune 500 companies, and has extensive experience developing compliance strategies and programs, and overseeing the activities of global compliance and regulatory departments.
Most recently, Mebane was a Principal in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Cyber and Forensic Services Practice, where he helped clients develop and implement global risk programs, and identify best practices for managing critical functions, including cybersecurity, data privacy, and regulatory compliance. In previous years, he served as the primary legal and compliance advisor to the Board of Directors and executive leadership team at The Hershey Company. He was also accountable to the company’s CEO for the day-to-day operations of the Legal, Global Government Relations, Compliance, and Corporate Security departments.
Earlier in his career, Mebane practiced corporate law in Washington, D.C., representing clients in highly regulated industries. Additionally, he spent five years with the Fraud Section of the U.S. Department of Justice as a trial lawyer prosecuting fraud and corruption, among other criminal offenses. While serving as an Assistant State’s Attorney in the Cook County State’s Attorney Office in Chicago, Mebane prosecuted hate crimes and worked with community leaders and the Chicago Police Department to promote safety awareness in some of the city’s more impoverished neighborhoods.
Mebane earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgetown University and a law degree from Howard University.
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Executive Vice President, Public Affairs
Topper Ray serves as Executive Vice President of Public Affairs for AmeriHealth Caritas. He oversees Corporate Communications, Government and External Affairs, and the AmeriHealth Caritas Foundation.
Before joining AmeriHealth Caritas, Ray served as President of Communications at Bravo Group, a strategic communications consulting firm headquartered in Pennsylvania. Previously, he was Chief Communications Officer at Blank Rome, LLP, where he led a team responsible for building the international law firm’s brand across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Ray was also a founding principal of Blank Rome Government Relations, LLC, in Washington, D.C., where he guided media strategy and communications counseling for CEOs, civic leaders, and public affairs marketing efforts.
Ray’s government experience began in 1991 when he served in the White House Office of Presidential Advance for President George H.W. Bush. There he helped to manage media for events across the U.S. as well as globally for events such as the G-7 World Economic Summit in Munich, and President H.W. Bush’s historic signing of the second Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START II) in Moscow.
Ray earned a Bachelor of Arts in history from Hampden-Sydney College. He is a current member and the immediate past chair of the National Advisory Council for The College of Charleston’s School of Communications and serves as a member of the advisory board for Avantus Federal in Washington, D.C.
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Chris Dallas-Feeney, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Innovation
Chris Dallas-Feeney joined AmeriHealth Caritas in July 2019. He leads the Strategy and Innovation department, which includes Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Analytics, Corporate Innovation, and Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, he was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton and KPMG, advising global clients on corporate strategy in the pharmaceutical and financial services industries.
Dallas-Feeney earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University, a Master of Arts degree from Georgetown University, and a doctorate from George Washington University.
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Karen M. Dale, R.N., MSN
Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, AmeriHealth Caritas
President and CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas District of Columbia
Karen M. Dale is Market President and CEO for AmeriHealth Caritas’ Medicaid managed care plan in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for leading key initiatives to strategically position the plan as a market leader offering innovative solutions for the critical challenges faced by its members.
In addition to her role as the plan’s Market President and CEO, Dale was appointed as AmeriHealth Caritas’ Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer (CDEIO), in which she leads the planning and implementation of diversity and inclusion strategies across the organization.
Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, Dale served as Executive Vice President of Health Care Management at DC Chartered Health Plan Inc. (Chartered).
Over the past two decades, Dale has worked with a broad group of stakeholders to address key factors impacting the delivery of health care services. These efforts include the use of digital tools to aid in the management of chronic diseases, peer-to-peer outreach involving community health workers and peer specialists, and a human-centered member engagement approach. Dale’s vision is notably reflected in key programs addressing Black maternal health, racism, housing, transportation, violence interruption, and food insecurity.
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 was a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2003.
Dale serves as a board member for both Volunteers of America National Services and the Volunteers of America National Board.
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Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer
Peter Jakuc is the Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas. In this position, he plays an integral leadership role driving the corporate development activities and growth of the organization, with functional responsibility for market development, product development, market entry, proposals and applications, and marketing.
Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, Jakuc was the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Centene Corporation, where he had direct responsibility for the company’s acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships, and other growth-related activities. In addition, he has worked as an investment banker and served as an officer and pilot in the United States Navy.
Jakuc earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science degree in management from Troy State University while in the Navy. He holds the chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and is a member of the CFA Institute.
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