Hampton Roads/Virginia Beach Chapter

Contact Info

Bailey Bostelman, Director, Chapter Engagement, East


We are actively recruiting leadership in the Virginia chapter! For more information, please reach out to BBostelman@FightingBlindness.org.

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 disease

Hampton Roads /  Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Bailey Bostelman Chapter Engagement Manager
Debra Laughlin Chapter President
Chelsea Longbottom Revenue Chair

Foundation Contact

Bailey Bostelman

Director, Chapter Engagement, East

Additional Resources

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