LifeCenter Leadership

Executives

Kevin J. O’Connor
Kevin J. O’Connor
President & CEO
Collaborative leadership, teamwork, and innovation have flourished at LifeCenter Northwest since Kevin O’Connor joined in January 2010. He is committed to leading LifeCenter Northwest to greater heights by collaborating with some of the best hospitals and transplant programs in the country. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, having worked in the field since 1983.

Kevin is guiding LifeCenter Northwest to save more lives by challenging the status quo, using data to drive planning and implementation, and setting the standard of working hard and enjoying the journey. When asked what inspires him most about his job, Kevin says, “working with remarkable people who are passionate about helping others in need—and knowing that together, we are making a difference.”
Megan Clark
Megan Clark
Vice President, Program Development & External Affairs
Megan is a seasoned professional dedicated to promoting positive relationships between partner organizations, customers, and the community. Her talent for building teams with integrity and inspiring staff with a vision is propelling the organization to new heights. Megan is committed to saving more lives through innovative programs and quality relationships. Having worked in donation since 2004, coupled with experience in public relations and marketing, she brings extensive experience to the LifeCenter Northwest team.
Anna Rawlings
Anna Rawlings
Vice President and General Counsel
A Washington state native and graduate of Harvard Law School, Rawlings brings over a decade of health law experience to the organization, including work at Ropes & Gray LLP, Boston Children’s Hospital, and Davis Wright Tremaine LLP. Rawlings provides counsel to LifeCenter Northwest and its board of directors, as well as oversight of the organization’s Quality and Regulatory Affairs and Human Resources Departments. This executive guidance will help ensure appropriate consideration of legal matters and risk reduction related to the organization’s mission and goals.
Cheryl Wynne
Cheryl Wynne
Vice President, Finance & Administration
A Certified Public Accountant, Cheryl brings a wealth of knowledge in finance and accounting to the organization. The VPFA oversees the Finance and Information Technology departments; plays an integral role in the strategic planning process; and ensures the stability and long term financial health of the organization.

Leadership

Sean Farragher
Sean Farragher
Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
Personal Statement: Simply put, a good day's work at LifeCenter translates directly into a life being saved or improved. It means a family is offered a light in a very dark place. It’s a very important job.
Catherine Hankins
Catherine Hankins
Director, Tissue Donation Services
Personal Statement: Working in the world of organ and tissue donation is continually humbling and amazingly rewarding every day. I am incredibly lucky to work at LifeCenter Northwest where I am able to help save and improve lives through the gifts and generosity of our tissue donors and their families. What an awesome experience to know at the end of the day I have made a difference.
Rachel Houck
Rachel Houck
Director, Hospital Development
Personal Statement: It is a rare opportunity to go to work and help make something good come from something tragic. I am honored to be part of a team that provides a small ray of light to our donor families during their darkest days. I am constantly inspired by the generosity and courage of our donor families.
Candy Wells
Candy Wells
Director, Organ Utilization
Personal Statement: I am humbled by having the opportunity to work with an inspiring, dedicated group of tireless people; driven by the mission of offering hope and solace to grieving families, and hope and life to the recipients of their precious gifts. Today and everyday I am reminded of how thankful I am to have the privilege to be part of an organization that shares the gift of life.