Staff & Board 

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Heidi Fisher
Executive Director
hfisher@efmn.org

 
 

 

Heather Besonen
Human Resources and
Advocacy Director
hbesonen@efmn.org

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Claire Colliander
Finance and Marketing Director
ccolliander@efmn.org

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Michelle Maxwell
Program Director
mmaxwell@efmn.org

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Tom Rue
Donated Goods
Business Director
true@efmn.org

 
 

 
Rachelle Holm
Development Director
rholm@efmn.org

Board of Directors

Professional Advisory Board


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President:
Brandon Megal
CBRE

Vice President: 
Elizabeth Beastrom
Thomson Reuters

Treasurer:

Mike Britten
Grant Thornton, LLP

Secretary:
Kristin Davis
Molinaro Davis Law


 Appointed Members

Bill Atwell
General Mills (retired)

Matt Brokl
Campbell Knutson, PA

Patrick Burns
Burns Hansen, PA

Shawn Darmody
Target Corporation

Mark Devaraj
Hennepin County Public Defender

Timothy Feyma, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

Sharon Freeman
St. Paul Public Schools (retired)

Zack Frisk
Sanford Health

Tayler Johnson
Student

Jennifer LaValley
Brewers Supply Group, Inc

Glen Lloyd
Macalester College

Deb Meyer

University of Minnesota Health

Mike Murray, CPA, CISA, CTGA
U.S. Bank

Rhea Nelson Rock
Wells Fargo

Wendy Osterberg
Ameriprise Financial

Sharon Roberg-Perez
Robins Kaplan

Mike Sund
ICF Olson

Julia Valente, MD

Rachel Welch
World Fuel Services Corp

Chair:
Timothy Feyma, MD
Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare


Joan Asmus, BSN, LSN, NCSN
Intermediate School District

Anne Barnwell, MS, CRC
Epilepsy Advocacy and Employment Group

Susan Blake, MA, RN, CEN
Hennepin County Medical Center

Patrick Brown, MD
Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS 
University of Minnesota

Armantina Espinosa, MD
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology

Rupert Exconde, MD
Noran Neurological Clinic 

Miguel Fiol, MD 
University of Minnesota

Douglas Heck, PhD 
Duluth Psychological Clinic, Inc.

Thomas Henry, MD 
University of Minnesota

Ilo Leppik, MD 
University of Minnesota 
& MINCEP Epilepsy Care

Katherine Nickels, MD 
Mayo Clinic

Patricia Penovich, MD 
Minnesota Epilepsy Group

Kathleen Rieke, MD 
CentraCare Clinic

Joanne Rogin, MD 
Midwest Center for Seizure Disorders, 
Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology

Ravinda Samaraweera
, MD
Sanford Health 

Tess Sierzant, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN
St. Joseph's Hospital

Teresa Tran, MD 
Park Nicollet Clinic

 
 

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