FLC Staff

Turning strategy into action

Paul Zielinski
Executive Director

Paul Zielinski

Paul leads the operation of the FLC with the strategic direction of the FLC Executive Board.

Before joining the FLC as staff in 2020, Paul served for more than 30 years as a federal manager, engineer, and scientist, including work at the Department of Energy, Department of Commerce, the Environmental Protection Agency, and on active duty in the US Army. Paul has an MS in engineering and an MBA.

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Adham Alayash
Community Engagement Assoc.

Adham Alayash

Adham manages elections and membership activities for the FLC.

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Casey Annunziata
Business Development Manager

Casey Annunziata

Casey works to research, identify and establish collaborative relationships with external stakeholders to raise sponsorship revenue for the FLC.

With almost 10 years of experience in association work, her expertise includes meeting planning, exhibit management, marketing and sales. She holds a B.S. in Marketing and a CMP (Certified Meeting Planner) designation.

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Lauren Smith Carter
Professional Development Associate

Lauren Smith Carter

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Lauren supports all professional development activities for the FLC.

Lauren has a background in music and the performing arts. Before joining AUTM, she worked for a membership organization that supports choir directors and music educators. 

Carla Brady
Graphic Design Manager

Carla Brady

Carla creates all design assets for the FLC -- from meeting themes to multimedia and print design work. She has more than 12 years’ experience working with federal audiences and a lifetime of dabbling in the arts both traditional and digital.

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Tonya Clemmons
Meetings Associate

Tonya Clemmons

Tonya manages registration for the FLC – from building event registration sites to managing the event reporting process.

With more than 20 years’ experience planning conferences, meetings and special events in association and corporate industries, Tonya brings a broad range of expertise in meeting management – virtual and hybrid - reporting analytics, creative and critical thinking.

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Jordana Bieze Foster
Marketing Manager

Jordana Bieze Foster

Jordana manages FLC publications, including the annual Awards Publication and the Report to Congress.

She has nearly two decades of experience in medical and science journalism, including stints as editor-in-chief of two medical trade publications. More recently, she was part of a team that produced evidence-based healthcare decision aids designed to facilitate communications between patients and clinicians.

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Liz Freyn
Meetings Director

Liz Freyn

Liz manages the contract negotiations and logistics for FLC meetings. 

Liz is a veteran Senior Executive with a demonstrated history in the non-profit organization meetings industry specializing in logistics, contract negotiation and meeting assessment.

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Corin Hindenach, MPA
Partnerships Manager

Corin Hindenach, MPA

Corin manages FLC national partnerships in the areas of industry engagement and strategic alliances. She is your open door to collaborating with the more than 300 federal laboratories nationwide and is eager to help you build bridges and make connections.

Corin has worked in technology transfer for more than eight years with early experience in a university setting. Her background is in science, law, and research. She holds a Master of Public Administration specializing in cultural competency and public leadership.  

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Shannon Johnson
Customer Service Associate

Shannon Johnson

Shannon provides customer service for FLC members and other stakeholders. She is your first line of defense when reaching out to us via [email protected]

With over 25 years’ experience in administration and office management, she works to implement procedures and strategies to improve FLC’s operations.

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Colleen Loeffler
Member & Engagement Director

Colleen Loeffler

Colleen supports the FLC Executive Board, National Alliance Council, FLC constituent and member management and the work of FLC’s facilitate team.

Colleen has worked in association management for more than 20 years with specialties in community building, membership, governance, and inclusion. Before working in this field, Colleen served in Thailand in the US Peace Corps. She holds her bachelor’s degree in Communication and Theatre and master's degree in Nonprofit Administration from the University of Notre Dame. Colleen also earned a certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Chicago and is designated as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) by the American Society of Association Executives.

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Carolina Olivieri
Marketing Director

Carolina Olivieri

Carolina manages all FLC marketing and communications activities.

For more than 20 years, she has developed marketing, communications and membership development programs for nonprofit and government organizations. Carolina has an MBA in Marketing from George Washington University.

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Stephanie Pearson
Operations Director

Stephanie Pearson

Stephanie oversees operations, human resources, finances and keeps the trains running on time. 

Prior to joining FLC, Stephanie worked for an international organization directing refugee programs promoting the education of refugee children globally. She holds a master’s degree in international relations and a PhD in international education.

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Brook Prichett

Brook Prichett

With more than 15 years of association experience as a Certified Association Executive, she is an expert in developing and implementing integrated marketing and communications strategies.

Beth Thomas
Partnerships Manager

Beth Thomas

Beth works across all the regions with private industry partners to take federal innovations to the marketplace to manufacture, distribute and sell.

Before joining the FLC, she served for more than 37 years as a federal manager and financial officer. Beth has a bachelor's degree in business and an MBA.

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Amy Thomsen
Professional Development Director

Amy Thomsen

Amy leads all FLC professional development activities.

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Jessica Znidarsic
Project Associate

Jessica Znidarsic

Jessica works with the FLC awards programs and other special projects. Jessica has 12 years' experience in association work, the majority in medical regulatory boards. Jess has a bachelor’s degree in human services and a master's degree in literary arts.

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