Columbus Chapter

Contact Info

Ethan Parker, Community Manager, Great Lakes Territory

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.

Columbus Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Jen and Kevin Walker Co-Chapter Presidents
Sarah Wells Vice President
Rebecca Ashworth Revenue Chair

Foundation Chapter Contact

Ethan Parker

Community Manager, Great Lakes Territory

Columbus Chapter Speaker Series – December 2, 2021

The Columbus Chapter Speaker Series featured the following topics and guest speakers:

  • Solving for X-Power: Decoding Magnifier Labels 
    Speaker: Dr. Greg Hopkins, Associate Professor, Ohio State University College of Optometry
  • Resources and Supports from the Outreach Center at OCALI 
    Speaker: Michelle Motil, Family Support Liaison, Outreach Center for Deafness and Blindness at OCALI
  • Resources and Supports from Bureau of Services for the Visually Impaired at OOD
    Speaker: Joanie Shell, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities

Additional Resources

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