Boston Chapter

Contact Info

Melissa Navarro, Chapter Engagement Manager

We are actively recruiting leadership in the Boston chapter! For more information, please reach out to Melissa Navarro at

Lulie's Light Award 2024 Community Champion Awardee

Community Champion Awardee 2024. Dedicated to sharing the latest research and advancements through informative sessions, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals.

The Strength of the Foundation is Through Our Communities

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter network brings people together across the country to join in fighting blinding retinal diseases. Our family of volunteers and leaders stand up for those impacted by blinding diseases. From day one, they share the latest research and advancements, and provide access to local resources to guide individuals through their personal journey. And together, they celebrate the Foundation’s mission.

We are winning thanks to the dedication of our Chapters focusing on three key areas: education, resources, and revenue. Through informative sessions, Foundation staff, community, and national experts provide research information, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals. To continue accelerating our mission, each community is invited to be a stakeholder by participating in our fundraising events.

The Foundation Fighting Blindness Chapter Vision

Our vision is to bring a community together to end blinding diseases.

Boston Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Bailey Bostelman Director, Chapter Engagement, East
Martha Steele Chapter President 
Sean Teare Vice President
Tim Wallace/Anthony Pellegrino Co-Resource Chairs 
Erin Kimbrel Education Chairs 
Patricia McCormick  Revenue Chair
Sarah Rossetti AIDE Chair 

Foundation Contact

Melissa Navarro

Chapter Engagement Manager

Chapter Events

Boston Speaker Series - May 2022

Boston Chapter hosts a Speaker Series presentation with speakers from Microsoft and Smartsheet. Matt, from Microsoft, and Dan, of Smartsheet, shared insight into why accessibility in the workplace is important and how the tools that Microsoft and Smartsheet provide can help.

Additional Resources

  • Find a Doctor Who Sees Patients with Inherited Retinal Diseases
  • Learn more about Raising our Sights Do-It-Yourself Events