Leadership & Management
Chief Executive Officer
Jason Menzo is the chief executive officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the world’s largest private funder of research for finding treatments and cures of a variety of blinding retinal ...
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Donat leads human resource functions, including employee relations and employment law compliance, recruiting, compensation, staff development, training, and diversity. Importantly, Ms. Donat...
Claire M. Gelfman, PhD
Chief Scientific Officer
Dr. Gelfman joined the Foundation Fighting Blindness as Chief Scientific Officer in April 2021. She is responsible for leading the overarching scientific strategy for the organization with a foc...
Chief Operating Officer
Peter Ginsberg is chief operating officer for Foundation Fighting Blindness. In that role, Mr. Ginsberg oversees the development of financial plans and processes while providing leadership on bu...
Rusty Kelley, PhD, MBA
Managing Director, RD Fund
Rusty Kelley is the managing director for the Foundation’s venture arm, the Retinal Degeneration Fund with responsibility for all external investments that strategically align with the Foundatio...
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
Jeff Klaas is the chief strategy & innovation officer at the Foundation Fighting Blindness, bringing over 25 years of global leadership in healthcare, technology and nonprofits. With a disti...
Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer
Todd Durham, PhD
Senior Vice President, Clinical & Outcomes Research
Amy Laster, PhD
Senior Vice President, Science Strategy and Awards
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
Vice President, Database Systems & Technology
Vice President, Events
Vice President, Science Communications
Anna Wagner, CPA
Vice President, Finance
Senior Director, Philanthropy
Chad Jackson, PhD
Senior Director, Preclinical Translational Research Program
Senior Director, Legacy Giving
Senior Gift Officer