Houston Chapter

Contact Info

Juliana Gaona, Chapter Engagement Manager, Southwest

chapters@fightingblindness.org

FoundationFightingBlindnessHouston

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.

Houston Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Julie Gaona Chapter Engagement Manager
Julie Sherber Chapter President
MaryKathyrn LeMaster  Vice President
Kyle Rat Resource Chair
Mo Salama & Abi Santhanam Co-Education Chairs
Kylie Dalager Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Contact

Juliana Gaona

Chapter Engagement Manager, Southwest

Chapter Events

  • Feb 11, 2023

    Houston VisionWalk Kickoff

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $62 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

    Event
  • Feb 18, 2023

    Vision Seminar Houston 2/18/23

    Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness Houston Chapter for a FREE half-day seminar. Learn the latest information on retinal diseases from a panel of speakers all across the landscape of retinal health.

    Event
  • Apr 15, 2023

    14th Annual Houston VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $62 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

    Event

Additional Resources

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