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Karen Schulte

President, Medicare, SCAN Health Plan

Karen Schulte is President of SCAN Group’s Medicare Division, leading the expansion of SCAN’s Medicare business and overseeing SCAN Health Plan’s performance in existing markets.

Prior to her role as president, Karen served in various leadership roles withing the organization from 2006 to 2016. She then went on to hold the seat as Chief Operating Officer of CareMore and Aspire Health, an Anthem Affiliate, where she provided national leadership over market and management services operations for a $1.5B care delivery affiliate of Anthem’s Diversified Business Group.

Since returning to SCAN in 2021 to serve as Senior Vice President of Network Management, overseeing SCAN’s provider network and ensuring consistent, high-quality performance, Schulte has been instrumental in SCAN’s growth efforts, supporting the expansion of SCAN Health Plan into three new states and additional markets within California; leading the onboarding of new network partners; and launching Embrace, SCAN’s Institutional Special Needs Plan (ISNP).

Karen holds a master’s degree in Health Administration from the University of Southern California. She serves as an Independent Board Member of Sitka Health, a virtual specialty network that expands access for PCPs and patients. She also supports her local YMCA Health Strategies Task Force, which targets health disparties and identifies opportunities to positively impact the health and well-being of the community. She has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Women Leaders for 2024.