Past Event – BioForward Annual Meeting


Tuesday, December 13th, 2016
BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute
5445 E Cheryl Pkwy, Fitchburg, WI 53711


Our keynote speaker, Rachel Roller, Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations, Aurora Health Care, will present on Aurora Healthcare and Aurora’s focus through collaboration, a patient-centric driven market, and transforming itself to remain competitive in the future. Rachel will be presenting her thoughts on potential scenarios for the Affordable Care Act under President-elect Trump and his appointee for Health and Human Service, Tom Price.

Rachel Roller joined Aurora Health Care in 2007. As senior vice president of community and government relations, she serves as the primary liaison between Aurora and community stakeholders and government officials at the local, state and federal levels. A member of the Aurora executive leadership team, she is responsible for the development of Aurora’s community relations and sponsorship strategies, which includes the Aurora Better Together Fund, Aurora’s signature community leadership and investment program. Rachel also leads the development of Aurora’s public policy agenda. 

Her responsibilities include chairing Aurora’s community health collaborative committee, which advises Aurora leadership on opportunities for in-kind, financial and collaborative project involvement with not-forprofit community organizations that serve vulnerable patient populations. She also chairs the advisory committee of the Aurora Better Together Fund, leading the development and implementation of targeted resources to support health initiatives in the communities Aurora serves through an unprecedented $15 million donation. The Fund supports the expansion of primary care and behavioral health services, as well as sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and treatment programs. 

Prior to joining Aurora, Rachel worked for 10 years in state government where she provided chief policy, budgetary and political counsel to members of the Wisconsin State Senate and the lieutenant governor, as well as staffed the Legislative Joint Finance Committee.

Afterward, unwind with a celebratory networking reception featuring seasonal, fresh, local and house made sustainable foods and drinks.

Rachel Roller, Senior Vice President of Community and Government Relations, Aurora Health Careahcorgleaderimageheroroller555x366


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