The Eye & Ear Foundation Staff

Leadership

Lawton Snyder

Chief Executive Officer

412-864-1301

Mr. Snyder directs all development activities for the Eye & Ear Foundation in support of the academic and research efforts for Departments of Otolaryngology and Ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, with the aim of enhancing the quality of patient care through advances gained through supported research. His responsibilities also include serving as the liaison between the Board of Directors of the Eye & Ear Foundation, UPMC, and the University of Pittsburgh, while enhancing public relations and awareness of the Foundation.

Prior to joining the Eye & Ear Foundation in December 2009, Mr. Snyder served as Director of Development with the School of Pharmacy at the University of Pittsburgh. He has also held a fundraising appointment as Director of Development for University of Arizona Health Sciences, focusing primarily on Ophthalmology and Vision Science, the Sarver Heart Center, and the Center for Integrative Medicine. Mr. Snyder holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences from Rutgers University, a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from University of Pittsburgh, and an MBA from Robert Morris University.

Communications - giving@eyeandear.org

Katherine M. Troy

Director of Operations

412-864-1303
  • Communications: Board of Directors and Foundation
  • Compliance: Brand, Messaging, Policy and Procedures
  • Project Manager: Annual Giving Campaign, Publications, Social Media, and Website

Data Administration

Jared G. Blumer

Data Analyst

412-864-1302
  • Database Security and Maintenance
  • Data Analytics
  • Office Administration

Development - research@eyeandear.org

Heather Chronis Danek

Director of Development for Individual Giving and Corporate Partnerships

412-864-1452
  • Corporate Partnerships
  • Patient and Clinic Relations
  • Otolaryngology Alumni
  • Physician and Donor Engagement

Carrie C. Fogel

Director of Development for Individual Giving and Foundation Relationships

412-864-1451
  • Foundation Relations
  • Grant Proposals
  • Ophthalmology Alumni
  • Physician and Donor Engagement

Finance - finance@eyeandear.org

Elaine Ehalt

Director, Finance

412-864-1304
  • Fund Management
  • Gift Processing
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable
  • Audit/990
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