DAYTON, Ohio, June 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CareSource, a nonprofit health plan, has named a new executive to its leadership team. Devon Valencia has been named Chief Information Officer.
Valencia is a highly respected senior IT executive with extensive health care experience. She joins CareSource after spending the last 16 years with Blue Shield of California, most recently as the Vice President of Enterprise Program Delivery, Applications and Medi-Cal Technology, providing leadership for the $20 billion company with four million members.
In her role at CareSource, Valencia will lead all aspects of information technology and informatics within the organization and will be responsible for setting the strategy for the company's systems and technical infrastructure, systems development and information technology operations. Devon will also manage the implementation of system enhancements and serve as the HIPAA security officer to ensure compliance with all applicable provision. She will report directly to CareSource President & CEO, Erhardt Preitauer.
"We are excited to bring an executive of Devon's caliber to CareSource. As we think about growth and innovation, our ability to leverage data and technology is critical," said Erhardt Preitauer, President & CEO, CareSource. "Devon has the unique skill and expertise to help us use technology to bridge the gap between the transactions of health care and true wellness."
Devon holds a bachelor's degree in business finance from the University of Pacific – Eberhardt School of Business. She is a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), a Project Management Professional (PMP) and has completed the executive program in leadership Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Devon serves as president on the board of directors for the Center for Violence-Free Relationships and was named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Tech from the National Diversity Council in 2016.
About CareSource CareSource is a leading nonprofit multi-state health plan serving government sponsored programs and is nationally recognized as an industry leader in providing member-centric health care coverage. Founded in 1989, CareSource administers one of the nation's largest Medicaid managed care plans. Today, CareSource offers individuals and families comprehensive health and life services including Marketplace and Medicare Advantage plans.
Headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, CareSource serves nearly 2 million members in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Georgia. CareSource understands the challenges consumers face navigating the health system and works to put health care in reach for those it serves.
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