Elizabeth Roberts


Elizabeth Roberts has spent the last 25 years working on health reform at the state level in Rhode Island. After graduating from Brown University, she earned a master of business administration in health care management from Boston University.

Elizabeth worked for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island before entering public service when she was elected to the Rhode Island State Senate in 1996, where she served as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Finance and as Chair of the Senate Committee on Health. She then served two terms as Lieutenant Governor for the State of Rhode Island, where she oversaw the implementation of the Affordable Care Act for Governor Lincoln Chafee. She then worked as Secretary of the Rhode Island Executive Office of Health and Human Services for Governor Gina Raimondo.

Elizabeth is currently the director of the Academic Health Collaborative at the University of Rhode Island, which links together the Colleges of Health Sciences, Pharmacy, and Nursing at the University of Rhode Island.