Penny Lyons

Penny Lyons has been the Executive Director of Seva Canada since 2006. Seva
Canada is an INGO working to restore sight and prevent blindness in 14 countries
worldwide with a particular focus and expertise in research and in strategies to achieve
gender equity in the treatment of blindness. She has extensive fundraising, public
speaking, monitoring and evaluation, finance, management, and program development
experience and has conducted program evaluations for major granting organizations.
Currently, she is focused on the development of a network of Community Eye Centres
in Africa funded by investors and donors and accessible to Africa’s rural poor. Prior to
Seva, Penny worked as a Management Consultant in Taipei and Vancouver and owned
and operated an offshore management company in Bermuda. She has a Master’s of
Business Administration Degree from the University of Alberta.

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