Los Angeles Chapter

Contact Info

Nathan Clookie, Director, Chapter Engagement, West



Lulie's Light Award 2022 Pathmaker Awardee

Pathmaker Awardee 2022. Passionate about connecting our Chapter network with access to local resources to help guide individuals through their personal journey.

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
Nathan Clookie Chapter Engagement Manager
Jessie Wolinsky Chapter President
James Immekus Vice President
Charlie Kramer Resource Chair
Adam Lawrence Education Chair
Colette Kramer Membership Chair
Sheri Lawrence Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Foundation Contact

Nathan Clookie

Director, Chapter Engagement, West

Chapter Events

  • Oct 28, 2023

    Los Angeles VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $63 million to fund sight-saving research. As promising treatments move into critical human studies, the need for research funding is greater than ever. Join the tens of thousands of people who have taken important steps toward a cure by participating in VisionWalk.

  • Nov 28, 2023

    Los Angeles Chapter Community Connections

    Attendees will gather virtually to network, share stories, experiences, and ideas.


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