Donna Lecky, JD,MBA

Executive in Residence

Chief Financial Officer/Founder

General Counsel

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Donna Lecky is the Chief Financial Officer & Co- Founder of HealthVenture Corporation, Managing Director of HealthVenture Capital and the Co-Founder/Board Director of HealthHavenHub a digital health care accelerator.  Previously she was Vice President, Chief Tax Officer and Tax Counsel at Omnicare, a CVS Company.  She also served as the Treasurer and Chief Benefits Officer.  Prior to Omnicare, Donna held similar positions at 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, tax restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, due diligence, strategy and business development. 


Donna holds a BS in Accounting from Temple University, a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, completed the Emory University School of Law LLM Taxation program and the University of Oxford Private Equity Program and graduated from Yale University School of Management where she received her MBA (honors), with a concentration in healthcare. 


2019, Yale University Pierson College Fellow

2019 Board Member Junior Achievement

2018 Women’s Award: Excellence in Business Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce 

2018 Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce Technology Advancement Award

Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

Member, The Links Incorporated

Member, Atlanta Feed the Children Project

Relevant Publications/Teaching

Lecky, D., & Mwale, S. (2020, September). Investing in Digital Health and Related Solutions During COVID-19.


Lecky, D., & Mwale, S. (2020, April). Why Digital Health and Related Solutions Are Critical in The Time of COVID-19.

 Lecky, D (May, 2019) Featured in ForbesWomen, Meet The Women Investors Supporting Early Women's Health Innovators: The Importance of Diversity in Investing.

Lecky, D (2018), Teaching Assistant for Dr. Greg Licholai, Sustainable Innovation in Healthcare: Managing Continuous Improvements in Products and Services

Relevant Presentation/Program Creation

Lecky, D (2017-2020). HealthVenture Bootcamps, CT, Beijing Pitch Competition, China, Bangalore, LeadHERs Competition, Bangalore, India 

also, various investor/judges panels and class instruction

Lecky, D (2017-2020). Yale University School of Management, New Haven CT, Accelerate Yale, various panels 

Lecky, D (2019). LeadHERs Summit: An exclusive global program designed to advance the role of women entrepreneurs in launching transformative digital

health innovations.

Lecky, D (2018). iHaven:  A collaboration between the City of New Haven Economic Development Corporation and the HealthVenture which is an immersion program designed for student entrepreneurs representing underserved and underrepresented communities.