Care1st Health Plan

Care1st Health Plan Arizona

Who Are We?

Care1st Health Plan Arizona provides government-sponsored managed care services to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs primarily through Medicaid (Care1st Health Plan Arizona), Medicare Advantage (WellCare) and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (WellCare) across the state of Arizona. Care1st Health Plan Arizona and WellCare are wholly owned subsidiaries of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise committed to helping people live healthier lives.

Executive Team

Care1st Health Plan Arizona, Inc. is managed by a team of professionals and dedicated executives. We strive to pay our providers quickly and accurately, processing claims in a timely manner and providing high quality health care services to our members. Care1st aims to be one of the most provider-orientated managed care institutions. Put our management team to the test!

Care1st's management team consists of the following individuals:

  • Scott Cummings
    Plan President
  • Son Yong Pak
    Member Advocacy
  • Maria Cole
    State Pharmacy
  • Chris Vinyard
    Government Affairs
  • Mark Shen
    Behavioral Health
    Adult System of Care
  • Vicki Cons
    Behavioral Health
    Children’s System
    of Care
  • Deena Sigel
    VP, Finance
  • Dr. Ed Fess
    Medical Director
  • Dee Reny
    Case Management
  • Nancy DeRosa
    Quality Improvement
  • Patty Dal Soglio
    Director, Compliance
  • Brent Ratterree
    State Operations
  • Tim Tejada
    Network Management
  • Nicolle Cameron
    HR Business Partner