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Julian Roberts
Executive Director
National Association of Vision Care Plans

Julian Roberts is Executive Director of the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP). NAVCP was founded in 2003 to serve the vision care industry as a forum for information exchange and a unified industry voice advocating for policies and legislation that increases consumer and employer access to affordable, quality eye care.

NAVCP is an affiliate association of National Association of Specialty Health Organizations (NASHO), a national nonprofit organization Roberts helped launch in January 2003 to advance and evolve specialty healthcare delivery in the United States. He is the only executive director the organization has ever had and successfully negotiated the merger of NAVCP with NASHO in 2011.  

In addition to those roles, Roberts is the President and CEO of the American Association of Payers, Administrators and Networks (AAPAN), a national health industry association providing a unified, integrated voice for payers, TPAs, networks and care management in both commercial/government health and workers’ compensation. Formed in 2012, AAPAN is the parent association for the American Association of Preferred Provider Organizations (AAPPO) and the Third Party Administrators Association of America (TPAAA). In his role with AAPAN, he also serves as AAPPO’s and TPAAA’s President and CEO. Prior to stepping into these leadership roles, Roberts served for many years as Executive Vice President for AAPAN and AAPPO.

A seasoned healthcare industry executive, Roberts previously held Vice President, Sales and Marketing positions for ppoNext and Preferred Plan.

He serves on the DeKalb County (metro Atlanta) Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is a very active volunteer with the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation.


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