Donna Lecky, prior to founding HealthVenture, previously was VP, Chief Tax Officer and Tax Counsel at Omnicare, a CVS Company. She was also the Treasurer and Chief Benefits Officer. Prior to Omnicare, Donna was the VP, Chief Tax Officer and General Tax Counsel of HealthSouth Corporation. Before HealthSouth, for approximately 20 years, she operated in various roles with KPMG, Ernst & Young and Deloitte where she supported healthcare and financial services clients in the areas of finance and tax structures, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, strategy and business development. She serves on the Board of the World Surgical Infection Society, a non-for-profit that addresses global strategies associated with infection disease control. Donna also serves on the State and Local Tax Advisory Board of New York University School of Law. She is the 2018 recipient of the Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce Women’s Excellence in Business Award. She is also an Associate Fellow at Pierson College at Yale University. In 2019, Donna was featured in a ForbesWomen article: Meet the Women Investors Supporting Early Women’s Health Innovators, where she addressed the importance of supporting diversity and inclusion in early-stage investing.
Donna holds a BS in Accounting from Temple University, a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law and completed the Emory University School of Law LLM Taxation program. She completed the University of Oxford Private Equity Program and graduated from Yale University where she received her MBA with a concentration in healthcare. She also holds a certification in venture capital from Venture Capital University, a joint initiative of Startup@Berkeley Law and National Venture Capital Association.