• Tina McGovern

    Executive Director

    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.
    Contact: tmcgovern@aao.org




    Todd Lyckberg

    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 Orbital Gala, 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.  
    Contact: tlyckberg@aao.org



    Claire Lewis

    Development Manager

    Claire is a fundraising professional who enjoys working closely with donors. Before joining AAO, Claire oversaw the annual fund and stewardship programs at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Claire significantly increased the number of donors and dollars raised for the law school during the University’s annual day of giving, Day of the Dons.  She worked at the premier land trust in the Bay Area, the Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST). There, Claire planned and executed numerous donor events, oversaw aspects of the stewardship, major, and planned giving programs, and served as a liaison for the board of directors. Prior to POST, Claire served as an Americorps VISTA for the HandsOn Tech and helped provide free and low-cost technology trainings and support to hundreds of local nonprofits. Claire was drawn to the nonprofit sector in college when she completed an inspiring internship with the American Heart Association. She is currently a part-time Master of Nonprofit Administration candidate at the University of San Francisco.
    Contact: clewis@aao.org


    John Waldman

    Executive Assistant

    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.
    Contact: jwaldman@aao.org