Susan Cameron is the Director of Clinical & Family Services at LifeCenter Northwest. Her teams evaluate and respond to referrals, and they also support and inspire families to choose donation. After over a decade working at organ procurement organizations, she excels at sharing how donation heals and gives hope to donor families, recipients, hospital staff, and coordinators. Susan is passionate about building teams, creating space for innovation, and advocating for continuous growth.
Susan Cameron has presented at multiple conferences on best practices for family support, building teams through supportive training, and expanding how the industry defines donation potential. She is particularly interested in developing new strategies for providing continuous development opportunities to tenured professionals and exploring how to engage with culturally diverse communities in discussions about health, death and dying, and organ and tissue donation. She served as the secretary, vice-chair, and chair of the Donor Family Services Council for the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations, and she is now serving as a member of The Alliance 2022 Donation-Focused Webinar Faculty.
Susan holds a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College in political theory and medical anthropology, with a special focus on the impact of globalization on health in indigenous communities. She also earned a Master’s degree in Secondary Education from Arizona State University while teaching science to 8th grade students with Teach For America, as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Memphis with a focus in leadership and business strategy. She also completed a fellowship in grassroots community activism through the New Memphis Institute while serving families in coordinator and leadership roles at Mid-South Transplant Foundation. She was selected as an honoree for the “20 Over 20” award by the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network in Little Rock, AR.