Fort Wayne Chapter

Contact Info

Juliana Gaona, Regional Field Director, Central

We are actively recruiting leadership in the Fort Wayne chapter! For more information, please reach at

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.

Fort Wayne Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Rick Dahlstrom Chapter President
Anne Palmer Vice President
Grace Mishler Resource Chair
Vicki Western Education Chair
Kennedy Saggars Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Contact

Juliana Gaona

Regional Field Director, Central

Past Webinars and Speaker Events

  • September 25, 2021 Speaker Series

    Featured presentations by Dr. Yuk Fai Leung, Fred Fulkerson, and Anthony Ferraro.

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  • February 19, 2022 Speaker Series

    Featured presentations by Marc Arneson, Andrea Martinez, and Anne Palmer.

    Watch Video

Additional Resources

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