Contact Information

How to Contact Us

By Mail

BrightFocus Foundation
22512 Gateway Center Drive
Clarksburg, Maryland 20871

By Phone

Phone: 1-800-437-2423
Fax: (301) 258-9454

By Email


Questions About Information You've Received From Us

Email Jill Philabaum at or call 1-800-437-2423
Email Julie Ray at or call 1-800-437-2423

Questions About Research Grants

Email or call 1-800-437-2423

Questions From the Media/Press

Email Michael Buckley at or call (301) 556-9370
Email Alice Kirkman at or call (301) 556-9349

Experts for Interviews

To speak with one of our experts, call us at 1-800-437-2423 or read more about our experts here



Dave Marks, Vice President of Finance and Administration:

Information and Donor Services

Jill Philabaum, Information and Donor Services Coordinator:
Julie Ray, Information and Donor Services Coordinator:


Brian Klinzing, Senior Director, Strategic Relationships:
John O'Brien, Major Gifts Officer:
Lauren Slotkoff, Manager, Corporate and Foundation Relations:
Barbara Spitzer, Senior Planned Giving Officer:

Public Affairs

Ed Berger, Manager of Online Operations:
Amanda Boddicker, Communications Coordinator:
Michael Buckley, Vice President of Public Affairs:
Diana Campbell, Manager, Public Outreach and Marketing:
Sarah DiSandro, Creative Manager:
Alice Kirkman, Manager of Communications and Marketing:
Martha Taggart, Health and Science Writer: mtaggart@

Scientific Affairs

Diane Bovenkamp, Ph.D., Scientific Program Officer:
Guy Eakin, Ph.D., Vice President of Scientific Affairs:
Kara Summers, Grant Program Officer: