Jason Bearden, President, Georgia Market

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Jason Bearden is the President of CareSource’s Georgia Market and previously held the role of Vice President of Operations for CareSource Georgia. Prior to CareSource, Jason held the role of Chief Executive Officer for Beacon Health Options where he managed Georgia’s behavioral health and intellectual developmental disability health plan, serving more than 160,000 individuals annually. His span of control included clinical, quality and fiscal management of a $700 million operating budget with a robust network of specialty providers. Jason’s passion and adept experience for complex populations is rooted both in his state government tenure where he worked for Governor Sonny Perdue in the Office of Planning and Budget as the Director of Health and Human Services and leading as the Chief Executive Officer for Highland Rivers Health, Georgia’s largest community mental health center.

Jason’s strong leadership and operational expertise has allowed him to be very instrumental in creating a high-quality member-focused health plan resulting in some of the highest member growth within Georgia and positioning CareSource as a market leader.

Giving back to his local community, Jason volunteers as a board member for the Atlanta Regional Collaborative for Health Improvement and Decatur City Family YMCA.

Jason earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and holds master’s degrees in both health administration and business administration from Georgia State University.