San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Contact Info

Jill Naughton, Community Manager, Pacific Northwest

Lulie's Light Award 2022 Community Champion Awardee

Community Champion Awardee 2022. Dedicated to sharing the latest research and advancements through informative sessions, low vision resources, and outreach to our local retinal specialists and eye care professionals.

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 Francisco Bay Area Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Wayne Sackett/Eric Zankman Chapter Co-Presidents
Jessie Wolinsky  Vice President
Gabi Dobrescu Resource Chair
Ram Srinivasan/Rob Farmer Education Chairs
Cathy Quock Revenue Chair
Van Duesterberg

Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Contact

Jill Naughton

Community Manager, Pacific Northwest

+1 (253) 248-7168

Chapter Events

  • Apr 17, 2024

    San Francisco Taste for Sight

    We invite you to join us at the San Francisco Taste for Sight to enjoy a selection of wine, beer, cocktails, and delicious bites in support of the urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness to find treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases.

  • May 18, 2024

    18th Annual Bay Area 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.


Past Webinars and Speaker Events

  • Save Sight Saturday - December 16, 2021

    This presentation includes two panels covering topics about technology, accessibility, and research.

    Watch Video
  • Save Sight Saturday - April 30, 2022

    This event highlights an expert panel covering the resources and the research that benefit you!

    Watch Video

Additional Resources

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