Staff

LGS Staff celebrating the holidays

Lions Gift of Sight employs about 70 staff members. Volunteers, including Lions club members, donor family members, cornea recipients, and members of the community, also make valuable contributions to our mission.

Executive Director
Sean Poppoff
612-626-9349
[email protected]

Research & Development Director
Ching Yuan, Ph.D.
612-625-7693
[email protected]

Quality Systems Manager
Wallis Brooks
612-624-0971
[email protected]

Donor Coordination Manager
Kody Westrick, C.E.B.T.
612-626-4863
[email protected]

Laboratory Operations Manager
Veronique Grimes, C.O.M.T., C.E.B.T.
612-625-5141
[email protected]

Recovery Manager
Patrick Becker, C.E.B.T.
612-625-6482
[email protected]

Research Scientist
Sung Lee
612-626-2682
[email protected]

Surgeon Liaison
Natalie Buckman
612-624-0178
[email protected]

Distribution Coordinator
Aji Opakunle
612-624-0433
[email protected]

Partner & Community Relations Manager
Patty Stockdale
612-624-8952
[email protected]

Communications Manager
Jennifer Marshall, M.A.
612-626-6081
[email protected]

Community Services Liaison
Jodi Altenhofen
612-624-0446
[email protected]

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