Dr. Pamela Roshell was appointed as Regional Director of Region IV of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in July 2012, bringing nearly 20 years of experience in health care policy, public administration, and gerontology.
Prior to her appointment as Regional Director, Roshell served in a variety of leadership roles at AARP including State Director in Georgia and South Carolina. Before being named State Director for AARP South Carolina, Roshell performed health policy education, program design and implementation activities for AARP’s Southeast Region. Committed to the belief that healthy aging requires a holistic and collaborative approach, Roshell assisted policy-makers and state and community-based organizations serving older adults to develop and implement evidence-based health promotion/disease prevention programs. Roshell joined AARP after leading and managing Medicaid Waiver services for the CSRA Regional Development Center, providing program streamlining and process improvement efforts.
A native of South Carolina, Dr. Roshell is a graduate of Columbia College, and received a master of social work degree with a specialty in administration from the University of South Carolina. She has built on that specialty with the completion of a PhD in social policy analysis, planning and administration from Clark Atlanta University.