CareSource Founding CEO & President: Pamela B. Morris

Morris 2014 croppedPam Morris has more than 40 years of experience in managed health care and the public sector. As an entrepreneurial architect, she pioneered Ohio’s first mandatory Medicaid managed care program and built Dayton Area Health Plan, funded with a half-million dollar grant from the State of Ohio and 38 employees (1989), to present-day CareSource, boasting a 2017 revenue of $8.8 billion and a current workforce of 4,000.

As the Founding President & CEO of CareSource, Pam has been recognized for her leadership and commitment to improving the health and well-being of the members CareSource serves. She was named the 2007 National Entrepreneur of the Year, health care Services by Ernst & Young. Pam has also won several local awards, including the 2014 Maureen Patterson Regional Leader Award from the Dayton Development Coalition. She is a former Chair of the Hospice of Dayton and the United Way of Greater Dayton Area Board of Directors, and is a past board member for Dayton Power & Light. She also served on the America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Board of Directors.

Pam retired from CareSource in May 2018 after more than 33 years of service. 

Education: B.A.West Virginia University

Notable Plan Accomplishments:

  • Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work
  • 2017 Ohio Association of Health Plans Pinnacle Award for campaign on safer prescribing practices
  • 2017 Top 20 ranking from the LearningElite program (Chief Learning Officer)
  • 2016 Ohio Association of Health Plans Pinnacle Award for Life Services Program
  • CareSource nominee Moms2B—a program which addresses maternal and infant health disparities—won ACAP’s 2015 “Supporting the Safety Net” Award
  • 2014 Business of the Year, Not-For-Profit of the Year (Dayton Business Journal)
  • 2014 Community Partner of the Year (Leadership Dayton)
  • 2014 Outstanding Large Corporation (Association of Fundraising Professionals)
  • CareSource University: 7 straight years in Training Magazine’s Top 20
  • Six-time Pinnacle Award winner for best practices, Ohio Association of Health Plans