Betty Roggenkamp is a trailblazer in the field of cancer care quality improvement. With over 14 years of experience as an independent consultant, she has dedicated her career to improving the lives of adolescents and young adults (AYA).
Currently, Betty is the project lead for a Chicago-based cancer treatment site and patient advocacy AYA collaborative, an AYA program development strategist for Teen Cancer America, interim staff member for Young and a Survivor (YAAS) a CDC funded initiative with the University of Illinois, and a team lead assessing potential global AYA collaborative efforts for the Global Accord. In her roles she manages teams of clinicians, allied health professionals, researchers, national patient advocacies, and patients addressing unmet AYA needs with the goal to implement change management strategies that positively impact life outcomes for young people with a cancer diagnosis.
Betty is also actively involved in cancer survivor workshops, patient advisory boards, and group discussions to listen, gather feedback, and identify areas of prevailing need in cancer care. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Diagnosis, Treatment, and Survivorship Working Group with the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Illinois Cancer Partnership Program. She received a MS in Health Communication from Northwestern University and thinks of herself as a care pusher for young people diagnosed with cancer.