Joyce Rogers

Chief Government-Affairs Officer of Advocate Aurora Health

Fast Facts

Current residence: Washington


  • JD, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA, Williams College

Selected work history

  • Chief Government-Affairs Officer, Advocate Aurora Health, 2019-present
  • Senior Vice President of Government Affairs, AARP, 2011-2019
  • Williams & Jensen PLLC
    • Partner, 2008-2011
    • Associate, 2002-2008
  • Legislative Director, Rep. Corrine Brown, 1992-1997
  • Legislative Assistant, Rep. Steny Hoyer, 1989-1992

When Joyce Rogers joined Advocate Aurora Health, a not-for-profit health care system, in 2019, she brought over two decades of government-affairs know-how and her own personal experience as a family caregiver to lead the organization’s advocacy on regulatory and legislative matters affecting one of the nation’s largest integrated health care systems. Rogers is focused on advancing the organization’s priorities involving clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience, and value-based care.   

At AARP, Rogers handled the organization’s opposition to budget cuts, tax cuts, and Affordable Care Act repeal efforts and advocated for policies and programs most important to those in the 50+ community as they age: economic security; health care; access to affordable, quality long-term care; creating and maintaining livable communities; consumer protections; and caregiving.

Now, in her role as chief government-affairs officer of Advocate Aurora Health, Rogers advocates for programs and policies that support the transformation of the health care delivery system to one centered on value and to ensure that all patients, particularly those served by the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicare Advantage and Medicaid programs, have access to the quality primary, specialty, inpatient, outpatient, and home care they need and deserve. And in the course of the pandemic, Rogers has also been a strong voice on the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on the Black community.

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