Indianapolis Chapter

Contact Info

Juliana Gaona, Regional Field Director, Central

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.

Indianapolis Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Angie Kirchoff Chapter President
Lexie Estes Vice President
Rick Poplin Resource Chair
Kielan Williams  Education Chair
Lynn Tyler Revenue Chair
Jeff Lukacsena  Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Chapter Contact

Juliana Gaona

Regional Field Director, Central

Indianapolis Chapter Speaker Series – 11.06.21

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

  • Gene Therapy for inherited retinal diseases
    Speaker: Amir R. Hajrasouliha, M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Bosma services for those that are blind or visually impaired
    Speaker: Raymond Montgomery, Bosma Enterprises
  • First experience with a guide dog
    Speaker: Angie Kirchoff, Indianapolis Chapter President

Additional Resources

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