Tina oversees the American Academy of Ophthalmology Foundation and its fundraising program including major giving, direct mail appeals, donor stewardship, planned giving, and its annual event, the Orbital Gala. Tina is a development professional with more than 25 years’ experience. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Tina was the Director of Development for the UCSF Medical Center and Gateway Public Schools. She is the Founder of the Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation.
Director of Development
Todd oversees all corporate and foundation giving and the Annual Fund which includes the Partners for Sight and Leadership Council donors. He also manages the Ophthalmic Business Council and all sponsorship activity. Todd is a development professional with more than 14 years’ experience. Prior to joining the Academy Foundation in 2003, Todd held sales and sales management positions at Alcon and Bayer.
Karen is responsible for Annual Fund direct response solicitations, managing the Orbital Gala and developing donor stewardship communications. She also does grant writing and handles promotional efforts to raise awareness of the Foundation’s mission. Karen has six years of development experience and worked in marketing communications for more than 20 years. She has been with the Academy since 2003.
John serves as Executive Assistant to Foundation staff. He supports all aspects of the Foundation’s work, including managing the gift acknowledgment program, as well as serving as staff liaison to the Foundation Advisory Board. John is an administrative professional with over 30 years’ experience in the medical field. Prior to joining the Academy Foundation in 2001, John spent 15 years as an executive assistant at UCSF Medical Center.