Susan Cameron

Director, Clinical & Family Services
LifeCenter Northwest
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Areas of Practice: Procurement

Brief Bio

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. She is passionate about building teams, creating space for innovation, and advocating for continuous growth.

Susan has presented at multiple conferences on best practices for family support and expanding how the industry defines “donation potential.” She is particularly engaged with developing new strategies for training new coordinators to the amazing work done at an OPO, 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.

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.

Alliance Involvement Years Involved: 5
Current Involvement: Advancement Series - Donation Focus Faculty Workgroup

Alliance Presentations

CaseReviews SM 4807268

Improving Donation Outcomes: Leveraging Case Reviews to Drive Awareness and Change

Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at 2:00pm

Case reviews are an effective way for Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) to identify areas of opportunities to improve donation outcomes. In this discussion, we will review different approaches and models for case reviews from the clinical, family support, and hospital development perspectives. Our panelists will discuss the structures they use, how they have evolved over time, and how they have had a positive impact on their organization’s performance and culture.

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