Chuck Quinnan

Q: What is your favorite hobby?
A: Hiking! My wife and I love to hike. We've gone to Colorado and the Rocky Mountains a few times. We've enjoyed hiking in the Asheville, NC area of the Blue Ridge Mountains, too.

Q: What is your favorite trip?
A: Our first trip to Colorado is probably my favorite trip. I love the diversity of its landscape--it has everything from the desert to prairie. On that trip, we traveled extensively throughout the state. In addition to visiting the Rocky Mountains, we went to Independence Pass, Aspen, Colorado Springs, and Crestone, yet there are still so many parts left for us to discover!

Q: What was your favorite television show as a child? Why was it your favorite?
A:  "CHiPs" was my favorite television show when I was growing up. I thought being a patrolman, specifically a motorcycle officer in the California Highway Patrol, would be so cool!

Q: What is your favorite family dish?
A: Anything my wife makes is my favorite because she is an incredible cook. We frequently spend time cooking together. I'm her sous chef.

Q: What is your favorite quote?
A:  "Life is available only in the present moment." I love this quote from Thich Nhat Hahn because it reminds me to not miss life, as it is often easy to get swept away by living in the past and future.


Senior Vice President & Chief of Government Affairs since 2022

LeadingAge PA's Senior Vice President and Chief of Government Affairs, Chuck Quinnan, leads the development and execution of the public policy agenda for the Association. He cultivates relationships and engages with government officials and agencies to advocate on behalf of LeadingAge PA and our members. Quinnan is also responsible for overseeing the Government Affairs team, which ensures the Association's legislative agenda meets the needs of our members.

Passionate about helping older adults live their best lives and working to ensure seniors have what they deserve, he previously held positions as the director of intergovernmental affairs and as executive director of the Pennsylvania Long-Term Care Council with the Pennsylvania Department of Aging. Most recently, Quinnan served as the associate state director for advocacy and outreach at AARP Pennsylvania.