Our Team

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s team is dedicated to helping people with epilepsy live their everyday lives. And in order to do so, we serve our constituents through three primary avenues of support: advocacy, case management, and education.

Bryan Anderson

President & CEO of EFGC

Ayesha Akhtar

Director of Health Equity

Eric Alvarez

Director of Marketing & Development

Christian Davis

Database & Operations Administrator

Agatha Demarchi

Senior Clinical Manager

Vanise Gardner

Case Manager

Alex Houston

Community Education Specialist

Ashley Hunter

Executive Administrative Assistant

Sara Kensler

Development Coordinator

Anatasia McCargo

VP of Client Services

Morgan Murphy

Director of Communications

Karli Paggeot

Client Services Coordinator

Paige Perez

Case Manager

BJ Shoemaker

VP of Finances & Operations

Nate Smith

Health Equity Manager

Jose Valdez

Administrative Manager

Karina Villafuerte

Senior Case Manager


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.