Director of Education

Ayesha Akhtar is the current Director of Education, after having been an Education Coordinator with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago since 2011. She is also a Master Trainer in Diversity & Cross Cultural Awareness. Ayesha is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where she earned a B.B.A. in accounting, and in 2010 she earned her M.P.H. from the University of Illinois-Chicago, focusing on culturally sensitive approaches to health care. She has over 10 years of experience as a health educator in a variety of settings and is passionate about educating communities with health information to individuals live empowered and informed lives.

Her service area spans a 15-mile radius from her home base of Oak Park, where she lives with her husband and two sons. Ayesha’s specialty programs include trainings for school personnel, students in grades K-12 and college-aged persons. She also specializes in trainings for African-American, Hispanic American and other diverse communities looking for culturally sensitive approaches to learning about epilepsy. Ayesha is fluent in Spanish and Urdu.