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.”

Kevin is enjoying living in one of the most beautiful places in the world—the great Pacific Northwest.
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 more than 11 years of experience in public relations and marketing, she brings extensive experience to the LifeCenter Northwest team.

What makes her the perfect fit for the role of Vice President, Program Development & External Affairs? It’s Megan’s passion for the work. “There aren’t many careers where you can walk away at the end of the day and say ‘I helped save a life today’ or ‘I helped a family in crisis’ but that’s exactly what I get to do at LCNW and it’s an honor,” says Megan.

When asked what inspires her most about her job, she says, “The courage of donor families and the incredible impact they have not only on the lives of recipients, but on our community as a whole.”
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.

In this newly established role, Rawlings will provide 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 nearly 15 years of experience in finance and accounting to the organization.The VPFA oversees the Finance and Information Technology (IT) departments; plays an integral role in the strategic planning process; and ensures the stability and long term financial health of the organization. Wynne’s extensive knowledge of the financial industry and passion for mission and values driven work make her a perfect fit for the executive position.

What inspires Cheryl most about her job at LCNW? The collaboration between many people to reach one common goal. “It is inspiring to be part of an organization where everyone is focused on the same thing – saving lives. We all contribute to the mission in different ways and together we are able to make a difference.”

“It is an honor to join the team at LifeCenter Northwest. Serving the life-saving mission of the organization through support of its finance and IT functions is a privilege, and I am grateful for the opportunity.”
Scott Wunsch
Scott Wunsch
Vice President, Clinical Operations
With more than 10 years of experience in the medical field, Scott Wunsch brings extensive knowledge and a crucial perspective to the organization.

Since joining the LifeCenter Northwest team in 2005, Scott has been dedicated fulfilling the mission by enhancing partner relationships, hospital donation processes, and interdepartmental collaboration.Scott’s medical experience, management and administrative talents, and passion to save lives, make him the perfect fit for the role of Vice President of Organ Donation Services.

When asked what inspires him most about his job, Scott says, “I am inspired daily by the resiliency of our donor families. They bring hope to people they have never met and truly save lives through organ donation. It is a privilege to work with these families and with the incredible staff that help fulfill our mission.”

Leadership

Sean Farragher
Sean Farragher
Director, Quality and Regulatory Affairs
At LifeCenter Northwest since: April 25, 2011
Personal Statement: Simply put, a good days 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.
Jan Hendrix
Jan Hendrix
Director, Tissue Donation Services
At LifeCenter Northwest since: April 7, 2008
Personal Statement: I am inspired by the courageous and gracious spirit of the donor families that we are so privileged to serve, as well as the miraculous transplant outcomes made possible through organ and tissue donation.
Rachel Houck
Rachel Houck
Director, Hospital Development
At LifeCenter Northwest since: June 4, 2004
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 Donation Services
At LifeCenter Northwest since: January 30, 2012
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.