Cheryl Matheis is Senior Vice President for Health Strategy in AARP’s Office of Social Impact. Her department oversees all of AARP’s initiatives in health and long-term care. She directs AARP’s Health Reform Campaign and previously led AARP’s Medicare Part D Education and Implementation effort.
From 1999 to 2004 Ms. Matheis was AARP’s Director of State Affairs, overseeing a national office which guided the governmental advocacy of AARP’s 53 state and territorial offices.
Ms. Matheis has also served as a member of AARP’s federal health lobbying team. Before coming to AARP, she was a practicing attorney focusing on health care issues. She received a BA from Manhattanville College and a law degree from Catholic University, where she was a member of the law review. She has often represented AARP in the media, including appearances on all major television networks.