San Diego Chapter

Contact Info

Nathan Clookie, Director, Chapter Engagement, West


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.

San Diego Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Cassandra Dump Chapter President
Randy Wechter Vice President
Nathan Clookie Chapter Engagement Manager
Scott Soady/Raquel Alim Co-Resource Chairs
Robin McCoy/Janine Marks Nixon Co-Education Chairs
Denise Keller Revenue Chair 

Foundation Contact

Nathan Clookie

Director, Chapter Engagement, West

Chapter Events

Past Events

The San Diego Chapter hosted an all-chapter picnic on July 16th, 2022.  In addition to social activities like our picnic, the San Diego Chapter hosts educational seminars and fundraising events. If you’d like to join us for our next event, contact us at

San Diego Chapter Gathering

Additional Resources

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