Lions Gift of Sight employs about 60 full- or part-time staff members. Volunteers, including Lions club members, donor family members, cornea recipients, and members of the healthcare industry and community also support the eye bank in achieving its mission.

Interim Executive Director
Sean Poppoff
612-626-9349
spoppoff@umn.edu

Quality Systems Manager
Wallis Brooks
612-624-0971
wcbrooks@umn.edu

Regulatory Compliance Manager
Jennifer Gilbert
612-625-5193
winn0004@umn.edu

Donor Eligibility Manager
Kody Westrick
612-626-4863
kwestric@umn.edu

Laboratory Operations Manager
Veronique Grimes, C.O.M.T., C.E.B.T.
612-625-5141
grime003@umn.edu

Eye Recovery Technician Supervisor
Ching Yuan, Ph.D.
612-625-7693
yuanx019@umn.edu

North Dakota Activity Manager / Lead Procurement Technician
Karen Thomas, C.E.B.T.
701-226-3031
thom0464@umn.edu

Research Coordinator
Sung Lee
612-626-2682
leex1878@umn.edu

Surgeon Relations and Business Development Professional
Natalie Buckman
612-624-0178
buckm013@umn.edu

Partner Relations Manager
Patty Stockdale
507-657-2212
pmstock@umn.edu

Administrative Services Manager
Tonya Manjo
612-626-4935
tmills@umn.edu

Communications Manager
Jennifer Marshall, M.A.
612-626-6081
mader005@umn.edu

Community Services Liaison
Jodi Altenhofen
612-624-0446
magnu007@umn.edu

Please call (toll-free) 1-866-887-4448 to reach a staff member not listed above.