Lisa Suennen

Managing Director, GE Ventures

Lisa Suennen, Dignity Health Foundation board member.

Lisa Suennen is Managing Director at GE Ventures, focused on early-late stage healthcare investments across health IT, health services, and medical devices. Lisa also leads Venture Valkyrie LLC, a publishing and business advisory firm and is a founder of CSweetener, a not-for-profit company focused on matching women in and nearing the healthcare C-Suite with mentors who have been there and wish to give back.

Lisa is a Managing Member of Cardeation Capital Management and a member of the faculty at the U.C. Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she teaches classes on venture capital and the changing healthcare economy.

Previously Lisa spent 15 years as a Partner at Psilos Group, a successful healthcare-focused venture capital firm.

Prior to Psilos, Lisa helped build Merit Behavioral Care (formerly American Biodyne, Inc), an $800mm behavioral healthcare company where she held various senior executive roles from its early start-up days through its successful IPO and exit.

Previously, Lisa held various positions in marketing and product management in companies in the high technology field.

Lisa is currently a Board Member of digital health company Beyond Lucid Technologies; a Board Member of the Dignity Health Foundation, Heart To Heart and global digital health organization HealthXL.  She is also on the Advisory Boards of Qualcomm Life, the California Health Care Foundation Innovation Fund, and BDC Capital. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Health Innovators Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

Lisa writes a widely read blog on healthcare and healthcare investing at She published her first book in 2013: Tech Tonics, Can Passionate Entrepreneurs Heal Healthcare with Technology, coauthored with Dr. David Shaywitz. Together they also host a popular podcast, also called Tech Tonics, focused on the people and passion at the intersection of technology and health.

Lisa has a master’s in political science, a bachelor’s in political science and a bachelor’s in mass communications, all from the University of California, Berkeley.