Janice Rocco

Chief of Staff

Janice Rocco is CMA Chief of staff, and is leading CMA’s work on matters related to health care access, coverage and reform, as well as issues affecting the business of health care.

Rocco previously served as CMA’s Vice President of Health Care Access and Coverage and as Interim Senior Vice President of Government Relations and Political Operations.

Prior to joining CMA, Janice was the Principal Consultant for the California State Senate’s Pandemic Emergency Response Committee.  From 2011 to early 2020 Janice was California’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner overseeing health policy and reform at the California Department of Insurance (CDI). There, she led CDI’s successful efforts to implement the Affordable Care Act and was a key leader in developing California’s related state health care reform laws.

Before joining CDI, Janice spent 12 years working for the California State Assembly, first as then-Assemblymember Hannah-Beth Jackson’s Chief of Staff from 1999-2004; then as Senior Consultant to the Legislative Women’s Caucus in 2005; and as Chief of Staff to Assemblymember Dave Jones until his term ended in 2010.



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