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 Education

Eric Alvarez

Director of Marketing and Development

Twana Brunson

Case Manager

Leia Der

Programs Coordinator

Debbie Flader

Director of Clinical Outreach

Alex Houston

Education Coordinator

Ron James

Case Manager

Kimberly Janssen

Community Outreach Coordinator

Kelly Lang

Senior Development Manager

Anastasia McCargo

VP of Client Services

Agatha Demarchi

Bilingual Clinician

Morgan Murphy

Director of Communications

BJ Shoemaker

VP of Finance & Operations

Nate Smith

Corporate Alliances Manager

Jose Valdez

Administrative Manager

Karina Villafuerte

Bilingual Case Manager


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