About Us How we are Funded Gaylene Cooper Gaylene joined Tasmanian Eye Institute as director/treasurer in 2008. Her role with Tasmanian Eye Institute is to maintain the financial records and day to day financial activities. She is also involved in the fundraising activities and enjoys the challenge of finding new ideas and opportunities to raise funds for Tasmanian Eye Institute. Gaylene is married to Ted and has two children, Bonnie who is following a career path in teaching and Jordan in construction. He hobbies include travel, especially to Ethiopia where she assists with the running of an orphanage, whilst in Ethiopia Gaylene also distributes Tasmanian Eye Institute glasses to the communities in need. She enjoys water sports, reading and shopping. Gaylene is really excited to be part of a charity that assists not only local people, but people worldwide with the research being done and looks forward to continuing to seeing the charity grow.