Our Story

Making healthcare work.SM

Our work and service is based on honesty, integrity and the focus needed to make healthcare work for ordinary people. Founded in 1996 and based in Austin, Texas, The Karis Group is an award-winning healthcare professional services firm. We positively impact consumers’ experience with the healthcare system through excellent service and results.

A very important part of our organization is its guiding principles and why we exist.

Pure and simple, that’s why we exist.

Our team members stay well-informed on the healthcare marketplace through ongoing training and an organizational commitment to continual learning to best serve our clients and members.

It's with much appreciation that many have recognized our good work, especially our clients and members. That said, we remain humble to our task of helping people, making healthcare work and using our resources in a meaningful way.

Awards & Recognition




The Karis Group is built on the vision to make healthcare work. By creating personalized options, providing exemplary service and delivering superior results, The Karis Group’s products and services help client companies, faith-based organizations, and individual members tackle the stress and expense of the healthcare world today.

Our Leadership Team

Andy Tharp

Director of Business Development, Karis Health Choice

Erica Vogel

Vice President of Finance

Lindsay Langteau

Talent Acquisition Leader

Matthew Dale

Vice President of Service Delivery

Steven Cutbirth

Director of Marketing

Teresa Heinitz

Director, Business Development, Karis360 Solutions

Thad Puckett

Vice President, Business Development, Karis Health Choice

Dr. Tony Dale

Founder and Board Chairman

Zac Jiwa

President and CEO