Meet the LSPA 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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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.
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.
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.
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.
Membership & Programs
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 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.
Assistant, Membership/Life Sciences Center Coordinator
Kelly performs administrative and customer service duties in the area of Membership Services, including updating and maintaining the LSPA membership database. Kelly also coordinates 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.
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 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.
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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.