New York Chapter

Contact Info

Melissa Navarro, Chapter Engagement Manager


New York Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Bailey Bostelman Director, Chapter Engagement East
Fiona Gibbons Chapter President
Veronika Shiroka  Vice President
Becky Egan  Resource Chair
John Sharko Education Chair

Foundation Contact

Melissa Navarro

Chapter Engagement Manager

Chapter Events

  • Feb 28, 2024 (EST)

    18th Annual New York VisionWalk Kickoff

    RESCHEDULED - Help us KICKOFF our New York VisionWalk fundraising season on Wednesday, February 28th, at Ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar.

  • Apr 13, 2024

    18th Annual New York VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $64 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

  • May 9, 2024

    Night for Sight

    We invite you to join us for our annual Night for Sight event at The Lighthouse. This event will support the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ mission to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases and macular degeneration.


New York Chapter Speaker Series - March 26, 2022

The Foundation Fighting Blindness New York Chapter invites you to join us for our Virtual Speaker Series event. This meeting features topics presented by Ed Plumacher, Dorrie Rush, and Chancey S. Fleet.

Additional Resources

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