Los Angeles Chapter

Contact Info

Jessie Wolinsky, Chapter President



Los Angeles Chapter Leadership

Name Role
James Immekus Vice President
Charlie Kramer Resource Chair
Adam Lawrence Education Chair
Andrew Reiter Revenue Chair
Sheri Lawrence Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Foundation Contact

Nathan Clookie

Director, Chapter Engagement, West

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.

Southern California Virtual Speaker Series - Working with a Retinal Specialist

Dr. Shyamanga Borooah, an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Shiley Eye Institute in San Diego, presents frequent questions when coming to see a retinal specialist on the first or subsequent visit.

Chapter Events

Jun 17, 2022 EST

VISIONS 2022 Conference

VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research.