AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware appoints Emmilyn Lawson Market President

Experienced managed care executive to lead state’s newest Medicaid health plan


Newark, Del. — AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, a Medicaid managed care health plan that will begin caring for Delawareans using Medicaid and long-term services and supports in January 2018, announced that it has appointed Emmilyn Lawson as its market president.

Lawson is a longtime health care executive with more than 20 years of experience in Medicaid managed care in Delaware and Pennsylvania. She most recently served as vice president of Delaware Medicaid markets and chief operations officer for Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware Health Options Inc. At Highmark, Lawson led all core operations for the insurer’s Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program, and long-term services and supports products.

Lawson holds a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from the University of Delaware and a Master of Business Administration in finance from Goldey-Beacom College. She participated in the AHIP Foundation’s Minority Management Development Program, now part of AHIP’s Executive Leadership Program.

“Emmilyn’s extensive knowledge of Delaware’s Medicaid population and the local health care community will be an invaluable asset as we enter this market,” said AmeriHealth Caritas Regional President Russell Gianforcaro. “We are pleased to have her lead the expansion of our mission into Delaware.”

“For many years, I have observed from afar how AmeriHealth Caritas has built healthier communities and transformed lives throughout Pennsylvania and other parts of the nation. I am excited to join that effort,” said Lawson. “I look forward to leading the team that will bring AmeriHealth Caritas’ award-winning expertise in serving those most in need to this great state.”

About AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware
AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware, part of the AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies, is one of the Medicaid managed care plans that will participate in the Diamond State Health Plan and Diamond State Health Plan-Plus programs beginning in January 2018. AmeriHealth Caritas Delaware will help Delawareans get proper care and stay well, working with communities in need to achieve positive health outcomes throughout the state. For more information, visit

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is part of the Independence Health Group in partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. Operating in 17 states and the District of Columbia, AmeriHealth Caritas serves more than 5.7 million Medicaid, Medicare and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visit