Ms. Pam Koester
Chief Executive Officer
Ms. Pam Koester has had a distinguished career in aging services, beginning with her Master's Degree in Social Gerontology, continuing in various capacities in senior executive positions, and advancing cutting-edge governance and strategic planning techniques in her role as President of Koester & Associates. Ms. Koester rejoined Arizona Leading Age as Chief Executive Officer in January of 2016, after previously serving as its Director of Education and Interim Executive Director.
Ms. Gemenie Babb
Director of Membership
Ms. Babb was promoted to the position of Director of Membership in August of 2019. She previously served as the Association's Office Manager. Prior to her time with Arizona LeadingAge, she worked for the National Speakers Association as their Membership Coordinator for 12 years as well as for other non-profit groups. Ms. Babb is a valuable member of the office team and enjoys serving our members.
Ms. Kelsie Lane
Director of Education
Ms. Lane will be graduating in May 2022 with a Master's in Social Work with a certificate in Gerontology. Ms. Lane currently has her Bachelor of Social Work and certificate as a Certified Nonprofit Professional. She has a passion for serving the senior population. Her passion started through volunteering in activities at a not-for-profit Life Plan Community and has continued through many roles as a server, unit clerk, and dietary aide within the same provider community.
Ms. Natalie Azar
Ms. Azar graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology in May of 2021. Prior to joining Arizona LeadingAge, she was a Leadership Intern for the Arizona House of Representatives. Throughout her time at ASU, as well as interning at the House of Representatives, she developed an interest for government work, medical malpractice law, advocacy and non-profit work. Ms. Azar began as an intern for Arizona LeadingAge this past June and now works as our Policy Specialist until she heads to law school in the fall.
Mr. Donald G. Isaacson
Mr. Donald G. Isaacson has provided lobbying services to Arizona LeadingAge for the past 30 years. His firm, Isaacson Law Firm, P.C. has provided high level legal and government relations services to Arizona LeadingAge. It is consistently rated among the top lobbying firms in Arizona.