Steve Smitherman, President, Indiana Market

Smitherman 2019

Steve Smitherman oversees all plans CareSource operates in Indiana in his role of President, CareSource Indiana market. He has led the development and implementation of CareSource Marketplace, Medicare Advantage, Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 (HIP) and Hoosier Healthwise products in Indiana.

Steve has over 20 years of Medicaid and commercial health plan leadership experience and is a lifelong Hoosier. Steve has held various leadership roles during his tenure at CareSource beginning in 2012 as Director of Network Development for the Indiana Market, where he expertly managed provider relationships and orchestrated the contracting process for new business ventures in the state.

Under his leadership, CareSource Indiana has developed an array of innovative programs have been to address the needs of Indiana’s most vulnerable populations. Notably, his team introduced the award-winning Re-Entry ProgramTM, dedicated to effectively facilitating the transition of individuals from incarceration into the community, providing comprehensive support for their physical, emotional and social needs.

Steve serves on the board of Covering Kids & Families of Indiana, participating in the finance and audit committees. He also serves on the board of the Indiana Association of Health Plans as well as The Villages of Indiana, where he serves on their advocacy committee. Steve spends his time giving back to the community through his volunteer work that includes Wheeler Mission Ministries, Shepard Community Center, Gleaners Food Bank, Chin Community Center, Indy Neighborlink and coaching numerous youth sports programs.

Steve earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from the University of Southern Indiana, Evansville.