« About Us
 About Us
Corporate Information
Corporate Information

Executive Leadership

Erhardt Preitauer, President & CEO

Erhardt Preitauer 2018

Erhardt Preitauer joined CareSource in May 2018 bringing two decades of transformational leadership and government-sponsored health plan expertise to the role. Erhardt is an accomplished health care executive with a track record of driving significant growth, profitability, innovation and operational excellence. He has extensive experience in building and leading mission-driven health care organizations.

Prior to joining CareSource, he led Horizon New Jersey Health, the state’s largest Medicaid plan, as CEO. During his tenure, the organization served 1 million members and was recognized as one of the fastest growing Medicaid plans in the country growing its revenue from $2.2 billion to $6.3 billion in the span of three years. Erhardt is a decorated champion of technology and innovation in long term care. Under his direction, the plan earned a #3 ranking in the 2016 InformationWeek Elite 100 and a 2015 Digital Edge 25 distinction.

His career includes leadership positions with a number of prominent health care organizations including Aetna, WellCare Health Plans and UnitedHealth Group.

Erhardt graduated from the University of Nevada with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics and also holds an MBA from Penn State University. He is active in the health care industry and recently served as Chairman of the Board for the Medicaid Health Plans of America and as a Board Member of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation.


David Finkel, Executive Vice President, Markets

David-Finkel-110x138-2018

David provides leadership for market operations to support member growth, provider and business strategy. He works closely with market and corporate leaders to align operating plans across all states where CareSource serves members.

David is an accomplished health plan executive and has extensive experience leading operations, business strategy and development. His distinguished record includes most recently serving as President and Chief Operating Officer for MedStar Health Plans in Maryland/DC and holding several other senior executive roles at WellPoint and Coventry Health Care.

David has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Health from the University of Rochester, and a Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


David Goltz, Chief Financial Officer

Dave-Goltz-110x138-2018David Goltz leads the company's financial activities, including financial and performance management, capital strategy and planning, actuarial, accounting, internal controls, investment management, budgets and financial planning.

David has more than 30 years of experience in financial and management positions in the insurance and health care industries. He has a proven track record of success in managing the finances of large, diverse health care organizations. Most recently, David served as Chief Financial Officer of Emerging Markets for Health Care Services Corporation, a licensee of Blue Cross Blue Shield.

David holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and a Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas.


Dan McCabe, Chief Administrative Officer 

CareSource Image

Dan McCabe provides strategic leadership and oversight of CareSource’s administrative functions including Human Resources, CareSource University, Enterprise Vendor Management, Enterprise Project Office, Facilities Management, Real Estate, Community Relations, Marketing, Corporate Communications and the CareSource Foundation.

Prior to CareSource, Dan was the Senior Vice President and the Chief Administrative Officer for DP&L and was with AT&T and the NCR Corporation for more than 25 years.

Dan holds two advanced degrees, an Executive MBA in International Management and Finance and a Master’s in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, both from Rutgers University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Moravian College. He currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Council for the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Dayton, the Chair of the Board of the Downtown Dayton Partnership and Chair of the Board for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Education & Public Improvement Foundation. Dan was also a former Board Chair for the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce and former Board Member and Vice President for the Boy Scouts of America Miami Valley Council.


Paul Stoddard, Chief Information Officer 

CareSource ImagePaul Stoddard joined CareSource in the fall of 2010 as the Chief Information Officer. Paul leads all aspects of information technology and informatics within the organization and is responsible for setting technology strategy for the company’s systems and technical infrastructure, systems development and information technology operations.

Paul has more than 30 years of experience as an Information Technology leader in a number of different industries including manufacturing, transportation, computing technology and health care. His career path included companies such as BlueCross BlueShield, FedEx, IBM and McGraw-Hill.

Paul holds an MBA and a bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York.


L. Tarlton Thomas III, Chief Operating Officer

CareSource ImageTarlton Thomas III, Chief Operating Officer is responsible for leading strategy and implementing policies to ensure CareSource meets and exceeds our member and providers expectations. In this role, he oversees the company’s performance measures and sets high goals for operational efficiency as well as the quality of service.

Tarlton served as Chief Financial Officer at CareSource for 8 years prior to his December 2017 promotion to Chief Operating Officer. Before joining CareSource in 2008, Tarlton worked at the Standard Register Company in Dayton for 15 years in various accounting and finance roles.

Tarlton currently serves on the Goodwill Easter Seals of Miami Valley’s Board of Trustees and is Advisory Board Chair for Accelerant Fund I, a seed-stage venture fund investing in new companies in the Dayton region. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs and was a licensed CPA for 15 years. In 2017 he transferred his designation to CPA inactive. Tarlton holds dual bachelor degrees from Wright State University in Accounting and Finance.


Christina Turner, Chief Clinical Officer

CareSource ImageAs Chief Clinical Officer, Christina Turner leads the clinical vision and strategy to ensure continuous improvement of health outcomes for CareSource members. She is responsible for all clinical operations within the company including care management, population health, pharmacy operations, utilization management, clinical quality, continuous improvement, medical policy, behavioral health, Life Services and the member experience.

An accomplished health care executive, Christina has more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the industry with a focus on developing, implementing and improving health care programs. In her previous role as Senior Vice President, Business Integration and Enterprise Member Care at CareSource, she led the organizational redesign of the care management model to create an innovative and comprehensive population health approach known as Care4U. Christina was also responsible for the implementation of new business, which led to an additional 1 million members enrolled in CareSource. Before joining the company in 2012, Christina was responsible for system wide quality improvement initiatives at Kettering Health Network as the Chief Quality Officer.

Christina is a registered nurse with her bachelor’s in Nursing Administration from the University of Cincinnati and her master’s in Business Administration from the University of Florida. She is a Certified Nurse Executive, Advanced as well as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality. She has served as an Executive Mentor for the AHIP Executive Fellowship Program, an Examiner and Coach for the Ohio Partnership for Excellence and an Examiner for the Baldridge National Quality Program.



Market Leadership


Bobby Jones, President, Georgia Market

CareSource ImageCareSource Core Team executive Bobby Jones leads the company’s Georgia operation as President, Georgia Market. Jones leads the Georgia operation after serving as Chief Operating Officer at CareSource’s corporate headquarters for eight years. He has more than 30 years of experience in managed health care leadership and a proven track record of accomplishments.

Jones has assembled a leadership team that will partner with state and community leaders to foster relationships in support of the CareSource mission to improve the health and well-being of members. Jones earned a bachelor's degree in Finance and Business Economics from Wayne State University and a master's degree in Public Administration from Eastern Michigan University.


Steve Ringel, President, Ohio Market 

Ringel-Steve-2011Steve Ringel is a Core Team executive at CareSource, one of the fastest growing nonprofit managed care companies in the country. In his role, Steve is responsible for leading CareSource’s Ohio market, providing strategic direction to our Ohio teams to assure exemplary Member Health Outcomes, Consumer Advocacy, Governmental Relations and Health Partner Collaborations. He is responsible for the growth and performance of our Ohio Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare and MyCare Ohio products.

Steve joined CareSource in 2011 as Vice President of Operations, and in 2012 was promoted to Senior Vice President, Market and Product Group. In 2014, as the company expanded its geographic footprint with the Health Insurance Marketplace Steve was appointed President, Ohio Market.

Steve has a depth of experience in the managed care industry. Before joining CareSource, his career history included record accomplishments at ChoiceCare/Humana where among other positions he served as Vice President of Customer Care and Innovation.

Steve earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Business Administration from Xavier University. He serves on the Finance board of directors and the Executive Committee for People Working Cooperatively, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce board of directors, the Montgomery County Human Services Levy Council, and on the board of the Ohio Association of Health Plans.


Steve Smitherman, President, Indiana Market

Steve-Smitherman-2016Steve Smitherman is a Core Team executive at CareSource where he oversees all plans the company operates in Indiana. He has led the development and implementation of CareSource Marketplace, Medicare Advantage, HIP 2.0 and Hoosier Healthwise products in Indiana.

Steve has over 15 years of Medicaid and commercial health plan leadership experience and is a lifelong Hoosier. He joined CareSource in 2012 as Director, Network Development for the Indiana Market where he oversaw provider relationships and contracting for new business in the state.

Steve serves on the board of directors and the Finance Committee of Covering Kids & Families of Indiana and frequently volunteers at the Wheeler Mission Ministries.


Michael Taylor, President, Kentucky Market

Taylor-Mike-2017

As a Core Team executive at CareSource, Michael Taylor leads all operations in Kentucky and West Virginia, overseeing the Medicaid, Marketplace, and Medicare Advantage plans in the states.

Prior to joining CareSource in 2016, Michael served as a health plan executive in multiple lines of business. Most recently he served as Executive Director, Kentucky for Evolent Health based in Lexington, Kentucky, where he led both Medicare Advantage and Marketplace plans. His past experience has included senior leader positions at ClearRiver Health in Tennessee, WellCare of Georgia and Humana Military Healthcare Services.

He has a Bachelor’s degree in business from Reinhardt University in Georgia.