Executive Leadership

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Erhardt Preitauer
 | President & CEO

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.

Jennifer Dougherty

Jennifer Dougherty
 | Senior Vice President, Human Resources

As the Human Resources leader at CareSource, Jennifer Dougherty establishes human capital strategies and capabilities for the organization. In this role, she is focused on attracting and developing top industry talent to achieve aggressive growth initiatives as well as creating a culture to retain employees in an environment where they will thrive. Jennifer is the Executive Sponsor and dedicated to advancing diversity, equity & inclusion efforts by working with leaders and employees to build a sustainable workplace where employees truly feel valued.


Scott Markovich
 | Executive Vice President, Markets & Products

Scott Markovich oversees all CareSource health plans to support member growth, provider strategies and health plan performance. He also leads the product strategy as it relates to managing individuals with complex needs. He works closely with market and corporate leaders to align operating plans across all states where CareSource serves members and focuses on community and business partnerships including relevant regulatory agencies.

Sanjoy Musunuri

Sanjoy Musunuri
 | Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development

Sanjoy Musunuri joined CareSource in 2020 as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, where he oversees the advancement of new and innovative strategies that create growth opportunities and extend CareSource’s mission to reach additional populations. He is responsible for creating initiatives within the organization that best integrate new plans and products into the company’s portfolio along with leading research initiatives to identify and mitigate risk within new markets and products.

Jai Pillai

Jai Pillai
 | Chief Operating Officer

Jai Pillai joined CareSource in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer. In this role he leads the strategy and implementation of all operational functions including claims, data encounters, configuration, provider data and the member and provider call centers, including quality.


Larry Smart
 | Chief Financial Officer

As the Chief Financial Officer, Larry Smart leads CareSource’s overarching financial strategy including long-range planning, investment management, forecasting and budget analysis. He is responsible for establishing financial performance metrics that align with our growth plans in addition to executing all of CareSource’s tax accounting, local and state tax returns and regulatory filings.

Richard Topping

Richard Topping
 | Chief Legal Officer

As Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Richard Topping leads CareSource’s assurance and advocacy teams including legal, internal audit, compliance and risk, external affairs, policy, government relations, and corporate governance. He also serves as the lead executive for the organization’s veteran and military service programs.

Devon Valencia

Devon Valencia
 | Chief Information Officer

Devon Valencia leads all aspects of information technology and informatics within the organization and is responsible for setting the strategy for the company’s systems and technical infrastructure, systems development and information technology operations. She also manages the implementation of system enhancements and serves as the HIPAA security officer to ensure compliance with all applicable provisions.

David Williams

Dr. David Williams
 | Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. David Williams leads and executes CareSource’s clinical vision and strategy to ensure member needs are met across the full continuum of care. Using a comprehensive physical, behavioral, social and pharmaceutical framework, he positions the organization to enhance the care and support of members with a focus on complex populations.

Market Leadership

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Jason Bearden
 | President, Georgia Market

Jason Bearden is the President of CareSource’s Georgia Market and previously held the role of Vice President of Operations for CareSource Georgia. His 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.


Steve Ringel
 | President, Ohio Market

Steve Ringel 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 the Ohio Medicaid, Health Insurance Marketplace, Medicare and MyCare Ohio products.

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Steve Smitherman
 | President, Indiana Market

As President, Indiana Market, Steve Smitherman oversees strategy and operations for all plans in the state. He has led the development and implementation of CareSource Marketplace, Medicare Advantage, Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP) and Hoosier Healthwise products in Indiana.

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Michael Taylor
 | President, Kentucky and West Virginia Markets

Mike Taylor is President, Kentucky and West Virginia Markets and leads strategy and operations for plans in those two states. In addition to maintaining and growing market share, meeting operational and membership targets, improving customer satisfaction ratings, and enhancing quality and HEDIS results, he is also responsible for overseeing Sales, and Products, Forms & Filings for the enterprise.

David Donohue

David Donohue
 | Market CEO, Arkansas Market - CareSource PASSE™

David Donohue is the Vice President and Market CEO of CareSource’s Arkansas Market, CareSource PASSE™. Prior to joining CareSource, David served as the Executive Director of the New Hampshire Medicaid plan with WellSense Health Plan where he led state operations. David’s dedication to Arkansas extends back to the launch of the Provider-Led Arkansas Shared Savings Entity.