CMA announces new Chief of Staff

November 07, 2022

Sacramento, CA – The California Medical Association (CMA) is pleased to announce that Janice Rocco has been named CMA’s first ever Chief of Staff. In this new role, created for Rocco, she will oversee matters related to health care access, coverage and reform, as well as issues affecting the business of health care.

Rocco has served as CMA’s Vice President of Health Care Access and Coverage since early 2021, and for the past seven months, Rocco has served as CMA’s Interim Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Operations.

“Janice’s depth of knowledge of a wide range of public policy issues, including health care, makes her an indispensable part of the CMA team as she steers our health care reform work,” said Corcoran. “We are immensely grateful to Janice for stepping in to successfully lead our governmental affairs work for the last several months and I am thrilled to have her expand her leadership role within the association for the benefit of patients and physicians alike.”

“From addressing California’s growing health care worker shortage, to transforming Medi-Cal to meet the needs of patients, there is no shortage of health care policy issues facing our state and I am thrilled to move into this new leadership role to help achieve a more efficient, affordable and equitable health care delivery system,” said Rocco. 

Prior to joining CMA, Rocco was the Consultant to the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response, spent nine years as the Deputy Insurance Commissioner, and worked for over a decade as a Chief of Staff in the State Assembly. Prior to working in the State Capitol, Rocco worked for Planned Parenthood.  She has also run state legislative campaigns and chaired the board of directors for several women’s political organizations. 


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