Our TeamDedicated to helping people

Our staff come from diverse backgrounds with many years of experience. We work together for the common goal of serving our members.

Board of DirectorsPhilanthropic Leaders

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s all-volunteer Board of Directors is made up of professionals from all walks of life.

  • Nancy Iida (President)
  • Matt McInerney (Vice President)
  • Steven P. Corda (Treasurer)
  • Eric Weber (Secretary)
  • Lisa N. Ahern
  • Gordon Hartranft
  • Dan Hugo
  • Takijah Heard, MD
  • Jason Hofferica
  • Matt Samson
  • Brad Serot
  • Geoffrey Vance
  • Jason Wendt

Associate BoardPhilanthropic Young Professionals

The mission of Associate Board is to engage, empower, and inspire young professionals to participate in philanthropic and leadership endeavors, develop the next generation of philanthropists, and build awareness of Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in the Chicagoland area.

The Associate Board is a networking group with a collective goal to attract members to raise resources, broaden the volunteer base, and enhance awareness of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago while developing leadership skills and cultivating relationships with young professionals in Chicago.

  • Benjamin Liener (President)
  • Elizabeth Baunach (Vice President)
  • Elise Cocagne (Vice President)
  • Tim Arthurs
  • Meghan Bagley
  • Mackensie Balcirak
  • Shawn Blond
  • Elise Born
  • Rose Flanigan
  • Connor Fox
  • Patrick Green
  • Natasha Irani
  • Dani Kolkebeck
  • Suzanne Kozlowski
  • Emma Radley
  • Brittany Roydhouse
  • Landis Weidner
  • Brendan Wolfe
Associate Board Group Photo

Want to join the Associate Board?

Click here to submit an application or contact Sara Kensler at skensler@epilepsychicago.org for more information.

Medical Advisory CouncilExperts in Neurology

Our Medical Advisory Council consists of board-certified epileptologists, neurosurgeons, pediatric neurologists, pharmacologists, social workers, registered dietitians, psychologists, and nurses from the Chicagoland area who advise and speak on education, services, research, and advocacy programs.

  • John Millichap, M.D. (Chair)
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Robin Blackford, R.D.N.
    Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Emily Doll, M.D.
    University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital
  • Priscilla Duong, M.D.
    Ann and Robert Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • SuJin Eimer
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Rebecca Garcia Sosa, M.D.
    Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Takijah Heard, M.D. NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Zehra Husain, M.D.
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Antonio H. Iglesias, M.D.
    Loyola Medicine
  • Naoum Issa, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Chicago Department of Neurology
  • Aditi Narechania, M.D. 
    Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
  • Patricia Ogden,
    A.P.N., F.N.P., N.P.-C. 
    Children’s Habilitation Center
  • Jeffrey S. Raskin, M.D.,
    F.A.A.N.S., F.A.A.P. 
    Ann and Robert H. Lurie
    Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Joshua M. Rosenow, M.D. 
    Northwestern Medicine
  • Sepehr Sani, M.D. 
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Erica Cotton,
    Psy.D., A.B.P.P.-C.N. – Northwestern Medicine
  • Priyamvada Tatachar, M.D.
    Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Peter C. Warnke, M.D.,
    Dr.med, F.R.C.S.
    University of Chicago Medicine
  • Joyce Wu, M.D. 
    Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago