Kelly Munson

Kelly Munson

President & CEO, AmeriHealth Caritas

Kelly Munson is the President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in health care solutions for those most in need. Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, the company operates in 13 states and the District of Columbia.

Kelly is an exceptional managed care leader with a strong record of accomplishment driving results and building collaborative relationships industrywide. As a fierce advocate for Medicaid members, she forms coalitions with key stakeholders in business and industry, government and community organizations to identify innovative approaches to integrated health care and advance AmeriHealth Caritas’ mission to help people get care, stay well, and build healthy communities.

Throughout her career, Kelly has worked to drive solutions that will improve population health through programs that address the social determinants of health and the associated inequities. She keenly understands the role of medical professionals in supporting the Medicaid membership and other beneficiaries of government health care, and recognizes the power of incentives, and alignment and collaboration to drive quality through value-based care systems and supports.

Kelly has more than 25 years of leadership experience in government-sponsored managed care. Her work spans diverse roles and responsibilities across all aspects of health plan operations strategy, growth, and P&L. Prior to joining AmeriHealth Caritas, she was President of Aetna’s Medicaid business, overseeing strategy, operations and growth, with a focus on delivering differentiated health care solutions that support the needs of both members and provider networks.

Kelly previously served as Executive Vice and Chief Medicaid Officer at WellCare Health Plans. She held additional leadership roles with the company that included Senior Vice President, Division President, State President and Chief Operating Officer in Kentucky, and Senior Director, State Operations and Regulatory Affairs in Ohio.

Kelly’s expertise in Medicaid innovation is frequently featured at local and national conferences, including those sponsored by Health Management Associates, Medicaid Health Plans of America, Population Health Alliance, and State Issues Seminars. Kelly also served as chair of the Medicaid Health Plans of America Board of Directors, and was a board member of the Institute for Medicaid Innovation.

Over the course of her career, Kelly has received numerous honors for her accomplishments. In 2016, Diversity Journal named her an “Executive Woman Worth Watching.” In 2018, she was recognized by Tampa Bay Business Journal as “Business Woman of the Year.” And in 2019, she was recognized as an “Influential Women in Health.”

Kelly graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics and public health nutrition, and performed graduate studies in public administration at the University of Akron.