Who We Are

At the Pennsylvania Health Care Association (PHCA), we are proud of our reputation as the commonwealth’s leading advocacy association, representing Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their providers of care.

With offices in Harrisburg, just steps from our state Capitol, we advocate each and every day on behalf of our more than 400 member facilities in the pursuit of a robust, high-quality, resident-centered continuum of long-term care.

Influence is earned not borrowed. From policy and regulatory affairs to Medicaid and Medicare funding, to communications and changing the narrative surrounding our sector, PHCA staff has the expertise, experience, and connections to advocate for and support our membership.

PHCA provides expert resources and information to help you make the best decisions to improve and maintain quality care and quality of life. Whether it’s education, communication, or grassroots advocacy, PHCA is truly at the forefront of every long-term care issue in Pennsylvania.

Your PHCA Team

At PHCA, we are dedicated to advancing and elevating the work of our members and are deeply vested in their long-term success. We leverage our unmatched depth of industry knowledge to help you thrive in an ever-evolving health care landscape.

We’re in your corner and in front of policy decision-makers, advocating for members’ everyday needs so you can focus on the care you provide. And we’re proud of our role as the Commonwealth’s leading long-term care association.

We stand ready to support you every step of the way.


Zach Shamberg
President and CEO
Chris Fisher
Vice President, Operations
Shayna Varner
Vice President, Strategy
Gail Weidman
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs
Eric Heisler
Director of Communications
Tim Ward
Director of Advocacy and Government Relations
Zane Barrick
Director of Research and Data
Brittney Green
Director of Partnership Development

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Kim Ciaglia
Director of Special Projects


Partner spotlight

Our focus is on relationships. On forging rock-solid partnerships with successful regional and local firms who are as fervent as we are about providing clients with best-in-class asset protection and unparalleled service. That commitment has empowered us to be the fastest-growing independent insurance agency in the U.S. Founded in 2011 as a national partnership of leading independent property and casualty and employee benefits brokerage firms, we're now one of the largest brokers in the nation with offices in 30 states and two countries.

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