The Department of Ophthalmology not only has exceptional faculty members, but it is also comprised of dedicated and professional administrators and directors who help run the educational, research and clinical aspects of the department daily. Please feel free to contact them with any questions or concerns.


  • Bonnie Wang

    • Department Administrator/CFO
  • Kara Bauer

    • Associate Director of Research Administration
  • Francesca Savia

    • Director of Human Resources & Academic Affairs
  • Jane Heffner

    • Executive Director of Development
  • Mel Rodriguez

    • Director of Finance & Operations
  • Trish Galvin

    • Education Coordinator

Clinical Practice

  • Daniel Trese

    • Director of Practice Operations
  • Ryan Terribilini

    • Assistant Director of Practice Operations (Eye Institute & CHONY)
  • David Lawe

    • Practice Manager (ColumbiaDoctors Third Avenue)
  • Valerie Collazo

    • Practice Manager (ColumbiaDoctors Ophthalmology West End)
  • Jennifer Bazaz

    • Ophthalmic Technician Manager