Impact Pediatric Health | Lisa Suennen
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Lisa Suennen

About This Project

Lisa Suennen is Senior Managing Director at GE Ventures leading the firm’s healthcare venture fund which invests in early-to-growth stage healthcare investments across health IT, health services and medical devices. She is also Managing Partner at Venture Valkyrie Consulting, a media and business advisory firm.


Lisa is also founder of CSweetener, a not-for-profit company focused on matching women new to the healthcare C-Suite with experienced mentors. She is also on faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she teaches classes on healthcare venture capital.


Previously Lisa was as a Partner at Psilos Group, a healthcare venture capital firm. Prior to Psilos, Lisa was an executive at Merit Behavioral Care, an $800mm behavioral healthcare company, from start-up through IPO and successful exit.


Lisa is a Board Member of Evidation Health, Dignity Health Foundation, Heart To Heart International, and HealthXL. She is an advisor to Qualcomm Life, the CHCF Innovation Fund, the American Heart Association Innovation Think Tank and NASA’s Translational Research Institute, She is also an Aspen Institute Health Innovation Fellow.


Lisa writes a widely read blog on healthcare and investing found at and hosts the popular podcast Tech Tonics.