JANELLE M. LYNCH has been involved with Pennsylvania government for a decade. Before joining the Malady & Wooten team Janelle served the Pennsylvania House Republican Caucus after stints with the Local Government, State Government, Health and Human Services and Transportation Committees.
As Executive Director of the House Children and Youth Committee from 2007-2011, Janelle worked to improve the safety and well-being of state-wide youth through proven child day care regulations.
2011 and 2012 saw Janelle as Executive Director of the House Health Committee, where she played an integral role in the passage of several healthcare related pieces of legislation, including hospital licensure, women's health and safety measures and telemedicine. In this capacity Janelle was also responsible for advising House members on the impact and implementation of the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and negotiated budget related issues within the Public Welfare Code. At the end of 2012 she joined the House Appropriations Committee staff as a Budget Analyst where she managed the budgets of several departments including the Departments of Aging, Health, and Public Welfare.
Janelle earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreational Therapy with a concentration in mental health from the Pennsylvania State University. She is a central Pennsylvania native and a graduate of Lower Dauphin High School. She and her family reside just outside of Harrisburg.