Our Team

Anthony Sampietro 

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer 

Anthony has more than 17 years of experience developing and running successful ophthalmology medical device and pharmaceutical business units with some of the world's largest eye care companies (i.e. Alcon, Abbott and J&J) and several successful startups (i.e. Optimedica & LENSAR). Educated at University of Connecticut.


Damien Goldberg, MD 

Co-Founder & Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Goldberg has more than 14 years of experience as a board-certified ophthalmologist specializing in advanced corneal, cataract and refractive surgery. Dr. Goldberg is Chief of Ophthalmology at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, a clinical instructor at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, member of the ASCRS FDA committee and has participated in more than 65 clinical trials and investigator studies. Educated at Georgetown Medical Center and fellowship trained in Cornea and External Disease at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Goldberg also received an MBA from Georgetown University. 


Eric Garner 

Chief Commercial Officer

Eric has a decade of marketing and communications experience designing and implementing strategic communications campaigns in the public and private sectors. Previous work experience includes developing marketing and public relations strategies for Ford, TrueCar, Yokohama Tires and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. He also served as the lead communications strategist for a $500 million healthcare development project while employed at one of the nation's largest preventive health agencies. Educated at Portland State University. 


Frank Allen, PMP

Director of Operations 

Frank Allen, PMP, is the Director of Operations at Ocular Science, bringing over 20 years of experience in Engineering and Operations within the Food & Beverage and Pharmaceutical Industries. With a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri – Columbia, Frank excels in executing and managing capital projects, as well as leading in process and production environments.

In his role, Frank oversees and optimizes operational activities, ensuring seamless processes and driving efficiency throughout the organization. His extensive expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset to Ocular Science, contributing to our continued growth and success.


Vanessa Assam-Gorski

Marketing Manager

Vanessa joins the Ocular Science Family as Marketing Manager. She shares the company’s belief in putting patients ahead of profits with a wealth of experience in non-profit fundraising, marketing and event planning that uniquely ground her work with key opinion leaders that contribute to Ocular Science's success. With home roots in Southern Oregon, Vanessa graduated from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace Studies and a double-minor in Environmental Policy and German, after which she pursued a Certificate in Fundraising Management from Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. From homeless youth to mental health to digital equity, Vanessa has collectively raised millions of dollars to empower equity in a variety of non-profit settings. She had the pleasure of personally fostering nationwide partnerships with multiple Forbes 500 companies, including Visa, eBay and TD Synnex. She has a special appreciation for traveling and personal development books. In her downtime, she currently enjoys newlywed life with her husband and Shih Tzu named Wookie in Los Angeles. 


Amy Castillo 

Office & Events Manager 

With a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Mount St. Mary’s University, combined with working in the accounting department at Travelers Insurance, Amy became the first employee hired by Ocular Science. That was back in 2015. She spent more than three years as a Key Account Executive before being promoted to Product Manager, where she is involved with nearly all phases of the company, from customer service and inside sales to digital marketing and social media.