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Fight For Sight

Fight For Sight

Fight For Sight

Fight For Sight

Board and Staff

Norman J. Kleiman, Ph.D. Board President
Norman J. Kleiman, Ph.D. is Director of the Eye Radiation & Environmental Research Laboratory (ERERL) at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York and is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of ionizing radiation on the eye.
Gaby Kressly

Gaby Kressly spent over 30 years as Administrator, Department of Ophthalmology, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami School of Medicine.  Director Facilities, Planning & Logistics, University of Miami School of Medicine Hospital & Clinics.

 Elaine C. Hall, Ph.D.

Elaine C. Hall, Ph.D. has been an Associate Research Scientist at the Center for Neural Science at New York University and is currently the only blind woman in eye and vision research. She received a Fight for Sight grant in 1996 for her work in eye movements.

 Randy H. Kardon, M.D., Ph.D. Randy H. Kardon, M.D., Ph.D. is Professor and Director of Neuro-ophthalmology at the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinic in Iowa City, Iowa. He has provided many years of service to Fight for Sight as its Scientific Director overseeing the grants program.
John LaSpina John M. LaSpina is president of Maple Family Centers, a Long Island-based, family-owned chain of bowling centers.
John's involvement with us spans five decades, beginning as a volunteer while in high school, working with our founder, Mildred Weisenfeld.
Gerald McCauley Gerard McCauley is a Managing Director and Controller at Brown Brothers Harriman in New York.
Anne Marie Prevost Anne Marie Prevost is an attorney with Sidley, Austin, LLP, in New York City, advising on SEC and State securities compliance issues.


Arthur Makar

Arthur Makar is Fight for Sight's Executive Director. He has spent over a quarter century in the nonprofit sector as both a chief executive officer and fundraiser, including past development positions with New England College of Optometry and Schepens Eye Research Institute.





Janice Benson is Associate Director of Fight for Sight with direct responsibility for grants administration. She has worked at FFS since 1993, when she worked closely with FFS founder Mildred Weisenfeld.