VSB Alumnus Named Regional President of AmeriHealth Caritas

Russell Gianforcaro

Villanova, PA, February 4, 2015 - Russell Gianforcaro ’86 VSB was promoted to Regional President of AmeriHealth Caritas, a national leader in Medicaid managed care and other health care solutions for those most in need. In his new role, Gianforcaro oversees all three of AmeriHealth Caritas’ Pennsylvania Medical Assistance plans, along with AmeriHealth District of Columbia. The Market Presidents of those plans will report to him. Gianforcaro will report to AmeriHealth Caritas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Paul Tufano.

“Russell is an accomplished health care executive.  His passion for the members we serve is inspiring,” said Tufano.

Gianforcaro is a health care leader with 20 years of experience in publicly funded health programs. He first joined AmeriHealth Caritas in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer for its Southeastern Pennsylvania plan. He was promoted to Chief Financial Officer for all AmeriHealth Caritas’ Pennsylvania managed care plans in 2008 before assuming the Southeastern Pennsylvania Executive Director (now Market President) position in 2011.

Russell Gianforcaro received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Villanova University. He is also a graduate of the executive program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

“It is rewarding to be part of a company that makes a difference in people’s lives,” said Gianforcaro. “I look forward to leveraging what I have learned in Southeastern Pennsylvania to help build healthy communities throughout the region”.

About AmeriHealth Caritas
AmeriHealth Caritas is one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions for those most in need. AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 16 states and the District of Columbia, and serves more than 6.6 million Medicaid, Medicare and CHIP members through its integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management services, behavioral health services and other administrative services. Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with 30 years of experience serving low-income and chronically ill populations. For more information, visitwww.amerihealthcaritas.com.

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