Arizona LeadingAge Staff and Lobbyists


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

 Policy Specialist

 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.  

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