Ayesha Akhtar


Ayesha Akhtar

Director of Education


Ayesha Akhtar is the 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 16 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.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy.