Our Staff

Margie Zelenak

Executive Director

PALA Executive Director
Argentum Champion of Seniors
PA Healthcare Power 100
PA Long-Term Care Council


Joan DeLuca

Administrative Assistant

Assists with Membership and Event Management


Janet Neidig

Education and Communication Coordinator

Janet brings to PALA her experience with associations and education coordination.
Her primary responsibilities are management of the PALA conferences.
For information on upcoming conferences, email Janet.


Jack Kane

PALA General Counsel


Lauren Gutshall

Commonwealth Strategic Partners

Lauren Gutshall has over fifteen years of public affairs experience, successfully advocating for clients in a variety of fields, including education, health care, and energy.

Sean Schafer

Commonwealth Strategic Partners

Sean Schafer, Esq. has been a trusted advisor and expert voice on politics and government relations for more than 11 years. From working for elected officials to representing clients in the heavily regulated gaming and utility industries, Sean has had the opportunity to hone his strategic and legislative skills on high-pressure, high-profile issues for much of his career.

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