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.
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.
Senior 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 to the CEO and COO
Briana is responsible for managing Chris Molineaux and Karen DeLone’s daily schedule of meetings and events. Additionally, she works closely with the LSPA team and accountants to manage the organization’s financial transactions. For any inquiries regarding scheduling meetings with Chris and/or Karen, please don’t hesitate to contact Briana.
Senior Vice President, 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.
Senior 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.
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.
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 of education, networking, and thought provoking experiences.
Amanda and the Programs Team strive to deliver events and programs to the life sciences community that will provide networking and educational opportunities for all. Amanda brings 15 years of events, marketing and communications experience to LSPA and is excited to provide the LSPA community with events that will make an impact.
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 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 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.