Elena Sturman

President & Chief Executive Officer—The Glaucoma Foundation

Elena Sturman was appointed President and CEO of The Glaucoma Foundation in May of 2019.

Ms. Sturman immigrated to the United States from Kyiv as a young woman. In 1996, after graduating from Brooklyn College, CUNY with a BA in Psychology, she joined the Jewish Theological Seminary as Assistant Director for Grassroots Development. In 2000, she was hired as the Director of Donor Relations at the non-profit City College Fund, a fundraising arm of the City College of New York; four years later, she became its Executive Director. Most recently, she was Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Phoenix House, National and New York – Long Island.

Elena is a challenge-driven dynamic leader with a successful track record in fundraising, marketing, board development, and team-building. She has more than 20 years of experience in fundraising and executive management. Her strong analytical and communication skills drive performance excellence and staff dedication.

Throughout her career as a highly effective fundraiser and executive leader, Elena has forged lasting and meaningful relationships and has proven to be a valued partner to her colleagues and donors.