New York Chapter

Contact Info

Brianna Mullins, Chapter Engagement Manager


Chapter President's Message

Welcome to the Big Apple! The award winning New York City Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness provides extensive citywide and local opportunities for information sharing and networking while engaging members in our efforts to find a cure for retinal diseases.

Our networking support groups meet monthly and include Young Professionals, Stargardt's, Manhattan and Queens General Memberships. At these meetings, members can share challenges common to the visually impaired community and identify solutions.  

The chapter hosts citywide presentations on the latest in research and technology. And most importantly, our chapter supports the Foundation Fighting Blindness in raising money to find cures for retinal diseases. 

Please join our community and work with us to support one another and find a cure.

Carl Gruber, President, NYC Chapter

New York Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Bri Mullins Chapter Engagement Manager
Carl Gruber Chapter President
Fiona Gibbons Vice President
Veronika Shiroka  Revenue Chair
John Sharko Resource Chair

Foundation Contact

Brianna Mullins

Chapter Engagement Manager

Chapter Events

  • Apr 8, 2023 (EST)

    17th 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 11, 2023 (EST)

    Night for Sight, A Foundation Fighting Blindness Gala

    The Foundation Fighting Blindness is proud to host Night for Sight, a gala event on Thursday, May 11, 2023!


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