The Cooper Foundation Appoints Lisa Morina as Senior Vice President and Chief Philanthropy Officer of The Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation has promoted Lisa Morina to senior vice president and chief philanthropy officer of The Cooper Foundation. Morina joined The Cooper Foundation in 2023 in the role of vice president of advancement for corporate relations.

“In the past year, Lisa has built strong relationships with our supporters and has demonstrated outstanding leadership. We know that Lisa will excel in this new role as she leads our seasoned team of fundraising professionals as Cooper grows and expands as a leading academic health system in the region,” said Philip A. Norcross, Esq., chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board of Trustees.

“Lisa is a strong leader and a skilled executive who will drive The Cooper Foundation forward to great success in the years to come,” said Kevin O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper University Health Care. “We are very fortunate to have Lisa on the Cooper team.”

Morina, a business executive with more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, government, and community outreach, joined Cooper from the Jefferson Health executive team.  Previously, Morina was director of economic and business development for the Gloucester County government, responsible for business growth, cultivating job creation and retention, tourism, block grants, and workforce development activities among other duties.

A graduate of Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ, Morina has a master’s degree in organization leadership from Cabrini College, Radnor Township, Pa. She is a board member of Acenda Integrated Health, a behavioral health and community-based social services agency, the First Harvest Credit Union, KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy, and the Southern NJ Development Council. She also served on the government relations and policy development committees at the New Jersey Hospital Association and the NJHA HealthPAC board.

About the Cooper Foundation

The Cooper Foundation is the philanthropic, community outreach, and community development arm of Cooper University Health Care. Its overarching purpose is to raise and steward charitable funds to advance Cooper’s mission to serve, to heal, to educate. The Foundation fulfills this purpose through a wide range of initiatives – all focused on improving the patient experience and making the communities we serve healthier places to live, work and play.

About Cooper University Health Care

Cooper University Health Care, with its MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and affiliation with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is a leading academic health system. Cooper has more than 10,000 team members including nearly 1,600 nurses, more than 950 employed physicians, and more than 550 advanced practice providers. Cooper University Hospital has been recognized as a top-performing regional hospital by U.S. News & World Report’s 2023-2024 Best Hospitals annual survey.

Cooper has revenues of more than $2 billion and, along with its new upgraded “A” rating from S&P, recently received an A+ credit rating from Fitch Ratings. Cooper University Hospital is the only Level 1 Trauma Center in South Jersey and the busiest in the region. More than two million patients are served annually at Cooper’s 663-bed flagship hospital, outpatient surgery center, three urgent care centers, and more than 100 ambulatory offices throughout the community. Cooper has been named as one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes for three consecutive years.

The Cooper Health Sciences campus in Camden, New Jersey, is home to Cooper University Hospital, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Visit to learn more.



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