CHryl Matheis

Cheryl Matheis

Senior Strategic Advisor


Cheryl Matheis is C-TAC’s Strategic Advisor. She is a recognized expert in healthcare, aging and consumer law and policy, having served in various high-level positions with AARP for over 25 years. Some of her many highlights include: serving as AARP’s Senior Principal and Counsel for External Affairs; serving as Senior Vice President for Policy, Strategy & International Affairs; providing expert counsel to AARP’s Board of Directors and executives; and directing successful campaigns on Health Reform and Medicare Part D Implementation. As State Affairs Director, Cheryl oversaw work combating predatory lending, and excessive utilities fees, and securing increased access to Medicaid services. She was AARP’s lead representative with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, drafting and securing adoption of consumer protection provisions in model laws. For more than a decade, Cheryl led AARP’s federal regulatory advocacy, brokering agreements with industry and government that resulted in important regulations. She helped write federal standards for Medicare Supplement and Long Term Care Insurance. Throughout her career, Cheryl has worked closely with State Attorneys General, pursuing joint initiatives with the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School.


Partnering with Faith Communities to Support Caregivers

Presented by Rabbi Richard Address, Rev. Gus Reyes, Alicia Georges EdD RN FAAN, Cheryl Matheis in Track 1, Track 2, Track 3, Track 4 at 9:10 AM on Thursday, October 11th.

Despite the crucial role that caregivers play in providing quality treatment for people living with advanced illness, they are often underserved. Hear from a panel of experts about the unique ability of faith communities, with their extensive networks and relationships, to provide respite and resources for caregivers.