New York Chapter

Contact Info

Bailey Bostelman, Director, Chapter Engagement, East


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

Melissa Navarro

Chapter Events

  • Sep 30, 2023

    New York City Chapter Speaker Series

    Join the NYC Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a special presentation and open discussion on the intersection between physical health and mental health. Hear from visually impaired athletes, the chapter leaders, and learn more about the NYC Chapter.

  • Oct 14, 2023

    16th Annual New York VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $66 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!

  • Oct 21, 2023

    Long Island Chapter Speaker Series

    Join the Long Island Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a special discussion on the difference between accessibility and usability in the blind and visually impaired community. Following the speaker-led discussion, we hope you will stay for refreshments and fun opportunities to contribute to our mission.

  • Nov 16, 2023

    New Jersey Taste for Sight

    We invite you to join us at the 19th Annual New Jersey Taste for Sight to enjoy a selection of wine, beer, and spirits to support the Foundation Fighting Blindness’ mission 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
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