About Us

About Us

The Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY TOGETHER and overcome challenges created by seizures by focusing on Care, Advocacy, Research and Education.

Who We Are

Who We Are

The Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY TOGETHER and overcome challenges created by seizures by focusing on Care, Advocacy, Research and Education. 

Who We Are

Who We Serve

Who We Serve

We serve individuals and families affected by epilepsy/seizure. Our primary areas of service include the Counties of Los Angeles (10 million), San Bernardino (2.2 million) and Ventura (0.84 million). 

Who We Serve

What We Do

What We Do

We are here for you, as we have been since 1956. As your local Epilepsy Foundation, the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles is the only non-profit...

What We Do

Our Organization

Diane Crea-Hamilton

Diane Crea-Hamilton

Member
Steven Baum

Steven Baum

Member, Secretary
Chris Bender

Chris Bender

Member
Mark Borman

Mark Borman

Member at Large of Executive Committee
Daryl Drabinsky

Daryl Drabinsky

Member, PR/ Marketing Co-Chair
Matt Edelman

Matt Edelman

Member, PR/ Marketing - Co-Chair, Vice President
Andrew Gumpert

Andrew Gumpert

Member at Large of Executive Committee
Martha Haight

Martha Haight

Member
Peyton Hoffman

Peyton Hoffman

Member
Matthew Howley

Matthew Howley

Member
Adam Kaller

Adam Kaller

Member, Assistant Secretary
Samuel Koh

Samuel Koh

Member
Thomas Minahan

Thomas Minahan

Member
Jolie Nelson

Jolie Nelson

Member
David A. Parker

David A. Parker

Member
Steve Smith

Steve Smith

Member, Treasurer
Bethany Stevens

Bethany Stevens

Member
Loren Zitomersky

Loren Zitomersky

Member, President
Ginger Sherak

Ginger Sherak

Member
Heidi Goldstein

Heidi Goldstein

Member
Rebekkah Halliwell

Rebekkah Halliwell

Executive Director
Patricia Leyva

Patricia Leyva

Program Manager
Lupe Martinez

Lupe Martinez

Spanish Program Coordinator
Brook Cassidy

Brook Cassidy

Program Assistant
Julie Paletta

Julie Paletta

Finance Director
Lily Chan

Lily Chan

Communications & Development Manager
Surisham Dhillon, MD

Surisham Dhillon, MD

Jeff Gordon, Esq.

Jeff Gordon, Esq.

Associate, Yoka & Smith, LLP
Laurette Hayden, LMFT

Laurette Hayden, LMFT

Licensed Psychotherapist
Cliff Segil, DO

Cliff Segil, DO

Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology
Lori Uber-Zak, MD

Lori Uber-Zak, MD

Loma Linda Medical Center

Partners, Collaborators and Corporate Sponsors

Financials

These are the required financial reports for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

Form 990’s

2021

WHERE DO DONATIONS GO?

Policies

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At the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles we are helping you maintain control over your personal data while fostering the growth of a more interactive online environment. Our intention is to only send e-mail to consumers or to friends of the Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles whom we believe have chosen to receive such transmissions. At any time you have the right to ‘opt out’ of receiving future communications.

The Epilepsy Foundation Los Angeles also cares about consumer privacy. Information that we collect about our consumers is private. Many of our funding sources require that we collect data. Your information will remain confidential in our records and will in no way affect the services you receive. Only people who have both the need and the legal right may see consumer information. Unless a consumer gives us permission in writing, we will only disclose information for the purposes of payment, business operations or when we are required by law to do so. This website is public domain and, therefore, does not contain any private consumer information.

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