Allison joins CareSource leadership team

Jon Allison

Jon Allison

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DAYTON — CareSource, a nonprofit, Ohio-based health plan recently announced Jon Allison joined its leadership core team as executive vice president, external affairs.

Allison, a veteran executive with experience leading high-profile initiatives will direct the rapidly growing company’s external affairs. He will provide strategic leadership to the CareSource health insurance marketplace and Medicare products offered outside Ohio, marketing and communications, government affairs and the company’s new Life Services initiative.

CareSource, an industry leader in managed care delivery maintains its unprecedented growth by providing quality results and innovative service. The company’s business model focuses on quality, high performance and an unparalleled member experience. A nationally respected nonprofit for influencing health care policy and advocating for members, CareSource is positioned to provide health care and more over the next 10 years.

Allison, former partner with the law firm Carpenter, Lipps & Leland LLP has more than 20 years of experience in legislative and regulatory affairs, policy development, public relations and law. Allison founded and led the Ohio statewide Medicaid expansion coalition of more than 150 diverse organizations. From 2003 -2006, he was the Chief of Staff and senior adviser for Ohio Governor Bob Taft.

Allison earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Maryville College in Tennessee and a juris doctor from the Ohio State University College of Law. He is active in his community, having served on the board of directors for the Ohio Chamber of Commerce and is a former gubernatorial appointee to the Ohio Lottery Commission.

“I am pleased to welcome Jon Allison to the newly configured position of Executive Vice President of External Affairs. Jon has a broad background in strategic governmental relations and leading high visibility initiatives. He has a passion for the CareSource mission and will play a key role in helping us chart our future growth,” Pam Morris President and CEO said.

CareSource, a nonprofit health plan is one of the nation’s largest Managed Medicaid Plans. Headquartered in Dayton, CareSource serves more than 1.4 million consumers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. CareSource is living its mission to make a difference in our members’ lives by improving their health and well-being. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.