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  • 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.



    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.  



    Laura Greco Check

    Executive Administrator

    Laura manages the day-to-day work of the Foundation team. She provides a high level of support to the Executive Director. She proactively addresses the needs of a complex multi-dimensional fundraising organization within the needs of the Academy. She coordinates cross divisionally to plan the Foundation’s annual fundraiser, scheduling, database management, communications, and financial support. Laura is a certified meeting professional with over twenty years of experience.