Los Angeles Chapter

Contact Info

Nathan Clookie, Director, Chapter Engagement, West



Lulie's Light Award 2022 Pathmaker Awardee

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.

Los Angeles Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Jessie Wolinsky Chapter President
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

Chapter Events

  • Oct 15, 2022 PDT

    Los Angeles Chapter Speaker Series

    Join the Foundation Fighting Blindness and the Los Angeles Chapter for a discussion presented by local experts in the low vision field.

  • Oct 29, 2022 PDT

    16th Annual Los Angeles VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $60 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

  • Nov 12, 2022 EDT

    National Chapter Vision Webinar: Emerging Therapies and Research for Inherited Retinal Diseases

    The 90-minute national webinar will feature guest presentations on emerging gene therapies from Opus, a potential anti-oxidative treatment from Nacuity, and a promising cell-based treatment from OkuloVision. The panel will answer questions from the audience on a wide range of research, clinical, and therapy development topics.


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.

Additional Resources

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