Tampa Bay Chapter

Contact Info

Cassandra Fridovich, Chapter Engagement Manager, South


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.

Tampa Bay Chapter Leadership

Name Role
Cassandra Fridovich Chapter Engagement Manager
April LuFriu Chapter President
Melissa Escobio Vice President 
Matt Philipenko Resource Chair
Boris Livshutz  Revenue Chair 
Tracy Procaccini  Education Chair 
Maranda Williams Accessibility, Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Chair

Foundation Contact

Cassandra Fridovich

Chapter Engagement Manager, South

Additional Resources

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