Chrissy Hagan, LOPA's chief administrative officer, said working for the agency has been a rewarding experience. “Our core purpose is to make life happen,” said Hagan, who has been with the organization for more than 10 years. “We like to make sure we maintain a culture of positivity and let our people know about the difference they're making in the world.”
And while organ procurement is the top priority at LOPA, the agency also ensures its staff is satisfied with its work environment. The organization, whose employees are 74% female and its executive team 50% female, reports that 30% of full-time salaried positions are filled internally and only 4% of staff voluntarily leave on an annual basis.
Jackie Rallis, who works in the finance department after being hired by LOPA three years ago, said she plans on being there long term. “I wake up every day happy and excited to go into work because they truly care about their employees, and they make it so we have a proper balance between work and home,” she said. “It makes us want to give even more to the organization and our community.”
LOPA has earned the top spot on the ranking of the Best Places to Work for midsized supply companies, those with 100 to 999 employees. The organization is No. 4 among all midsized employers and No. 8 overall among all 100 of the Best Places to Work. It's the third time the company has been named one of the Best Places to Work.