Michael F. Rodgers is the interim president/CEO of the Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA). He presides over the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for all association operations, both at its national headquarters in St. Louis and its office in Washington, D.C., where he is based. In addition, Mr. Rodgers is the vice president, public policy and advocacy, overseeing CHA's advocacy agenda and public policy efforts before Congress, the White House, and a variety of health-related federal agencies. Prior to joining CHA in 2000, he served for 14 years as senior vice president, the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA), overseeing operations and directing staff functions of the government relations department. In the mid-1980's Mr. Rodgers was staff director, Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests, Select Committee on Aging, U.S. House of Representatives, where he advised the chairman on health care and aging policy. Previously, Mr. Rodgers worked as senior professional staff, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging, under the chairmanship of Sen. John Heinz of Pennsylvania. He also has served in several other Washington, D.C.–based federal and state government positions. Mr. Rodgers earned a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling and psychology from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.