Professional Outreach Strategies – Foundation Fighting Blindness VSAELC2020

An overview of how our professional outreach team at the Foundation has connected with professionals at a national level to raise awareness about resources available for constituents with retinal degeneration.

• Developing partnerships with organizations and doctors

• Utilizing volunteers to build relationships

• Determining effective methods of communication with targets

• Networking and centers of influence

• Resources for patients and professionals

Presenter: Michelle Glaze

Michelle Glaze is the Associate Director of Professional Outreach for the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Michelle joined the Foundation in February of 2019 after 15 years in medical sales. Her passion for this role with the Foundation stems from personal challenges with vision loss due to retinitis pigmentosa. Michelle also serves on the board for the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services, as a representative of the Mobile district.

Michelle received a master’s degree in Education of the Deaf, with a minor in mathematics, from California State University, Fresno in 2000. She went on to teach Algebra at Central West High School for 3 years. After moving to Alabama, she began her career as a medical sales professional in 2004.

Michelle has one son, Parks, who keeps her very busy. Parks enjoys many extracurricular activities including basketball, baseball, and band. When she has spare time, Michelle enjoys exercise and staying active, as well as music and cooking.