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LifeSource Announces New CEO to Start in January

Current Chief Executive Officer and LifeSource Founder Susan Gunderson announces new CEO following her plans to retire March 2022 after 33 years.

Friends of LifeSource,

This past May, I shared my intentions to retire as CEO of LifeSource in March 2022.I am pleased to announce the next CEO of LifeSource will be Lisa Stocks. Lisa is the current Executive Director for the Organ Procurement Organization in San Diego. She’s served in that role at Lifesharing since 2003. I know her personally from our service on national committees together and simply the length of time we’ve both been in the industry. I couldn’t be happier about the LifeSource Board’s choice to name her as the next CEO and am excited for what she will bring to LifeSource.

LifeSource incoming CEO Lisa Stocks smiles at camera.

Lisa is well-positioned to continue the great work LifeSource has accomplished over the past 32 years. She brings passion and expertise and has deep roots in the donation and transplantation community, beginning her career as a donation coordinator. She currently serves on the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Board of Directors and has served as chair of the UNOS Membership and Professional Standards Committee. Stocks is also incoming president of the Association of Organ Procurement Organizations (AOPO), a position she will assume in June of 2022.

Lisa’s start date will be mid-January affording a generous amount of overlap before I retire in March. The board has also asked me to stay on in a consultancy role for the following months to support her transition.

Lisa has spent the entirety of her career in Southern California and Arizona, so her only concern about the change? Driving in the snow.

Lisa looks forward to meeting each one of you starting early next year.

With gratitude,

Susan Gunderson Signature
Susan Gunderson, LifeSource
Current CEO & Founder