Joseph Roach

Director of Financial Policy, Analysis and Controls, DHHS / HRSA

Throughout Joe's 20+ year Federal career, he has held various roles within the financial management and technology domains. Currently serving as the Deputy Chief Financial Officer at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Joe brings a wealth of experience garnered from previous positions, including Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Deputy CIO at the HHS Office of the Inspector General and HRSA, respectively. In his capacity as Deputy CFO, Joe spearheads the Agency’s financial management oversight functions, overseeing day-to-day operations pertaining to internal controls, enterprise risk management, improper payments, and financial reporting. At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Joe was tapped to lead and establish a program integrity team for the Provider Relief Programs. This $175 billion relief initiative aimed to assist health care providers grappling with solvency challenges brought about by the public health crisis. Furthermore, Joe is at the forefront of HRSA’s financial data and intelligent automation endeavors which includes initiatives related to financial data warehousing, robotic process automation, and intelligent automation such as AI/ML/NLP. Joe has assembled a team equipped with advanced data science and visualization proficiencies, enabling rapid data dissection, anomaly detection, trend analysis, and root cause investigations. In his official duties, Joe oversees a comprehensive data analytics and visualization training program.