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Michael Carson

Mr. Carson is the CEO of CareAbout and a Senior Advisor of Ascend. Prior to CareAbout, Mr. Carson served as the President & CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, where he led a major financial, cultural, and market-positioning turnaround effort, as well as its merger with Tufts Health Plan resulting in $9.4B, 2.4M member diversified commercial, Medicare, Medicaid and national TPA business. Mr. Carson previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of ConcertoHealth, a private equity-backed, value-based care delivery organization. He was also the President of Anthem’s Eight Health Plan Eastern Region Medicare business, Chief Operating Officer of Amerigroup’s national Medicare business, and held numerous Vice President positions that led Amerigroup’s national Medicaid growth, expansion, and cost management. Prior to this, Mr. Carson was also the Vice President of Premera Blue Cross and the Executive Director of BCBS Colorado/Nevada/New Mexico.

As a 25-year healthcare veteran who has improved value-based care for all population types in nearly every state across the country, Mr. Carson also serves on various healthcare services company advisory and business boards. Mr. Carson serves on The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Care board, the Greater Boston Boys & Girls Club, and has previously held board positions with America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Association of Community Health (ACHP) and Massachusetts Association of Health Plans (MAHP).

Mr. Carson is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

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