San Francisco Bay Area Chapter

Contact Info

Wayne Sackett/Eric Zankman, Chapter Co-Presidents


San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Jonathan Chester Vice President
Lisa Lloyd Resource Chair
Ram Srinivasan/Rob Farmer Education Chairs
Cathy Quock Revenue Chair
Quinn Relyea Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Foundation Contact

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.

Save Sight Saturday - 12.11.2021 

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

Save Sight Saturday - 12.11.2021 

The Bay Area Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness hosted special virtual Save Sight Saturday Event on December 11, 2021. The event held two expert panels covering the resources and the research that benefit you! 

 Our first panel focused on the most current technology and apps that can help make life easier and more accessible. Zack Afridi, Co-CEO/CSO from Vision Buddy, shared about the newest programs and equipment sitting at your fingertips.

 Our final panel featured a discussion on inherited retinal diseases, gene therapy, stem cell therapy, optogenetics, and current clinical trials featuring Dr. Paul Sieving, UC Davis, and Dr. Jacque Duncan, UCSF Health.

Chapter Events

  • Jun 4, 2022 -12

    16th Annual Bay Area VisionWalk

    Since its inception in the Spring of 2006, VisionWalk has raised over $60 million to fund sight-saving research. Join your VisionWalk community! Together, we step closer to fighting blinding diseases.

  • Jun 17, 2022 EST

    VISIONS 2022 Conference

    VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research.