by Rachad Davis
April 11, 2016
Vice President/Executive Director, Life Services,
Karin VanZant is the VP/Executive Director, Life Services at CareSource. She has been charged with building a new division of CareSource that will transition current Medicaid members off of government subsidies into a high quality life. Life Services will accomplish this goal through assisting members to build a solid structure of economic and social supports that when coupled with the health supports currently in place will give members a new path for their future.
Prior to joining CareSource, Karin VanZant was the co-founder and Executive Director of Think Tank, Inc. For ten years as this organization’s leader, Karin assisted the team to live out the mission of equipping and facilitating collaboration among people and organizations seeking ways to promote greater connectedness and a more thriving community. Prior to starting Think Tank, Karin VanZant has served in various Leadership capacities in the nonprofit sector through the Community Action Network – at the local level and as a member of the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies. This has included working with diverse teams to develop and implement strategies and approaches aimed at fostering economic opportunity and personal and community leadership potential present among under-resourced neighborhoods and groups.
Karin VanZant has a MPA in Public Administration (2008) and a BA in Social Work (1998) from Wright State University. Karin is certified in various curriculums including Bridges Out of Poverty, Family Development & WIA Case Management. She has helped author presentations and curriculum for use within nonprofit, business and faith based organizations seeking to become relevant and holistic in their approach to poverty alleviation. Karin also teaches at Antioch Midwest University and Wright State University on a variety of subjects including US Hunger and Poverty, Introduction to Human Services, Grant Writing, Leading Change, Coaching as Management, Holistic Case Management and Emotional Intelligence. She lives in Springfield, Ohio with her husband and her son.