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Executive Team

Christopher P. Molineaux

President & Chief Executive Officer


As president & CEO of Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Christopher Molineaux serves as the chief advocate and spokesman for the life sciences industry that calls Pennsylvania home. Molineaux oversees the strategic direction for the association, assuring Life Sciences Pennsylvania continues to be the catalyst that makes Pennsylvania the top location for life sciences companies.

Molineaux brings to Life Sciences Pennsylvania more than 25 years of experience in the bio-pharmaceutical and health care industries, with front-line experience in developing and executing strategies to navigate a shifting economic and political environment.

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Prior to joining Life Sciences Pennsylvania in September 2009, Molineaux served as worldwide vice president of pharmaceutical communications and public affairs for Johnson & Johnson. He began his Johnson & Johnson career as vice president of corporate communications at Centocor in Malvern, PA, and was later promoted to vice president for communications of Johnson & Johnson’s global Biotechnology, Immunology & Oncology (B.I.O.) business unit.

Molineaux previously served as vice president of public affairs at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). Prior to his role at PhRMA, he was vice president, communications and marketing at the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, developing public awareness and education strategies related to commercial and government payer systems. Molineaux also worked as a public affairs executive for the federal Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture, and as a press officer on the White House staff of President George H. W. Bush.

In addition to leading Life Sciences Pennsylvania, Chris Molineaux serves as a non-executive Director of Aclaris Therapeutics, a non-executive Director of NexEos Diagnostics, on the Chester County Economic Development Council and the Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board. He also serves on the Advisory Boards of BioAgilytix of Durham, NC and St. John Vianney Church of Gladwyne, PA.


Karen DeLone

Sr. Vice President & Chief Operating Officer


Karen DeLone serves as the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer for Life Sciences PA, overseeing member outreach, recruitment and programming throughout the year. Karen is LSPA’s go-to contact for membership-related inquiries, including on-boarding, objective-based sponsorship packages and targeted outreach.

Briana Reyes

Executive Assistant, CEO & COO


Briana is responsible for managing the schedule of meetings and events for Chris Molineaux and Karen DeLone.  In addition, she works closely with the LSPA team and accountants to manage the company’s financial transactions, including accounts payable and accounts receivable. For assistance in scheduling a meeting with Chris or Karen, please get in touch with Briana.

Our Mission

The mission of Life Sciences PA is to ensure Pennsylvania is a life sciences leader by facilitating the formation, growth, and success of the life sciences ecosystem through public policy advocacy and connecting people and resources.

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Advocacy & Strategic Initiatives


Kurt Imhof

Sr. Vice President, State Policy & Public Affairs


Kurt advocates for policies that incentivize the research and development of medicines and technologies and works to ensure public officials understand Pennsylvania’s life sciences ecosystem and its positive affect on patients and the economy. Kurt also oversees our international relationships and works to facilitate discussions between Life Sciences PA members interested in doing business internationally, and international entities interested in the Commonwealth’s life sciences community.


Lara Flynn

Sr. Director, Federal Policy & Public Affairs


Lara advocates for national policies that incentivize the research and development of medicines and technologies and works to ensure our Congressional delegation and federal officials understand Pennsylvania’s life sciences ecosystem and its positive affect on patients and the economy. Lara also oversees our patient advocate group members and works to facilitate connections with researchers, scientists and business leaders working on their respective diseases.


Melissa Callum

Vice President, Strategic Initiatives


Melissa Callum is the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at LSPA, a new position aimed at creating opportunities for growth and brand visibility within the industry. Melissa is your go-to contact for objective-based sponsorship packages and general information regarding Life Sciences Pennsylvania and our goals as an organization.


Noah Walker

Coordinator, Strategic Initiatives


Noah supports the strategic initiatives teams in developing and maintaining positive relationships with sponsor organizations. He helps coordinate and manage sponsorship fulfillment for all programs across departments. Reach out to Noah for sponsorship opportunities.

Membership & Programs


Lois Stephens

Director, Membership


Lois oversees the recruitment of new member companies and works to maximize the member experience by building strong relationships and facilitating strategic connections for both new and existing member companies. Lois is the contact for the LSPA group purchasing program, S.A.V.E. – a powerful business solutions network offering exclusive member discounts on products and services.


Emily Boring

Manager, Membership


Emily works to build strong relationships and facilitate key strategic connections through Membership Services. Emily is the first point of contact for membership-related questions, including billing inquiries. Emily can assist existing members in developing a plan to maximize their member benefits and help meet their company and membership objectives.


Kelly Catoia

Manager, Life Sciences Center


Kelly performs administrative and customer service duties in the area of Membership Services, including updating and maintaining the LSPA membership database. Kelly also manages the rental and usage of conference room space in the Life Sciences Center, scheduling and preparing the rooms for member use. Kelly sits at the front desk in the Life Sciences Center, greeting and directing members and guests when they enter the Center.


Michael Barychev

Intern, Membership


Michael works closely with the membership team assisting with keeping tack of our member company database. He also helps the programs team with the execution of events and other miscellaneous projects.


Gabi Forgione

Director, Development and Programs


Gabi is responsible for driving growth and fostering strategic connections within the life sciences community. With over a decade of planning expertise, she helps support the Programs Team with the execution of events. Reach out to Gabi for sponsorship and advertisement opportunities.


Lauren Boyle

Director, Programs


Lauren and the Programs Team are responsible for developing, planning, and executing both in-person and virtual events throughout the year for the life sciences community. She helps deliver value to LSPA’s membership by providing opportunities for education, networking, and thought-provoking experiences.


Natalie George

Manager, Programs


Natalie and the Programs Team produce both in-person and virtual events that provide networking and educational opportunities for the life sciences community. She helps to deliver value to LSPA’s membership by setting up opportunities for members to develop their knowledge base and make strong relationships.



Kara Evans

Director, Communications


Kara oversees marketing and communication at LSPA, including executive communications, public relations, and corporate projects. Kara is LSPA’s go-to contact for digital advertising opportunities and any press-related opportunities for the organization.


Michael McCloskey

Manager, Communications


Michael directs email communications, our website, statistic tracking & analysis. He also oversees programs and membership-related communications. Reach out to Michael if you want to have your organization’s event on Events Outlook and the LSPA website.


Braden Huntington

Intern, Communications


Braden assists the communication team working closely with social media, website upkeep and assists with email communications. He also helps track statistics produced through various communication vehicles for in depth analysis.

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Life Sciences Pennsylvania was founded in 1989 by a biotech scientist at Penn State University.  Today it has grown to represent the entire life sciences industry – medical device companies, pharmaceutical companies, investment organizations, research institutions, and myriad service industries that support the life sciences in Pennsylvania.

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