Our Staff

Meet our Staff at Santa Cruz Surgery Center

Lisa Cooper, CEO / Administrator

Lisa headshotLisa Cooper is Principal at Advocare+, healthcare consultant firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lisa has been advising and advocating for healthcare organizations and physician practices since 2000 in a variety of settings including acute-care hospitals, physician offices, outpatient facilities and hospice care. Lisa uses her expertise to deliver stability and financial viability within these healthcare organizations through focusing the teams on exposure and opportunities as well as discovering and developing effective relationships and partnerships.

Lisa has held such positions as Senior General Manager at VITAS Healthcare, a billion dollar publicly traded company based in Florida as well as chief executive officer for multi-specialty ambulatory care surgery centers. She and her husband have resided in Woodside, California since 2005 and are proud parents to six children ranging in years from elementary school to college age. Lisa is active in various community and charity outreach programs, recently named as the San Francisco Bay Area Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year in 2015. Lisa has served as the managing chief executive officer for Santa Cruz Surgery Center since 2013.