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
Carl Gruber Chapter President
Fiona Gibbons Vice President
Veronika Shiroka  Chapter Revenue Chair
John Sharko/Mike Hannon Co-Resource Chairs
Eloise Ntekim Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Contact

Brianna Mullins

Chapter Engagement Manager

Chapter Events

Dec 7, 2022 EDT

18th Annual Taste for Sight

We invite you to join us at the 18th Annual Taste for Sight to enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and spirits in support of the urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.


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