Dear Friends of EFMN,
Thank you for your involvement with us and the support you give to the epilepsy community. The work we do at the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN) is centered on improving the lives of those affected by epilepsy. 2019 was a year in which we led the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Below, you will see how Information Services, the central hub of our organization, offers tools to individuals and families to overcome challenges, navigate their epilepsy journey, and gain independence.
From education to connection, we have programs for everyone — those directly affected by epilepsy, or a teacher who has a student with seizures. Moreover, our Seizure Smart Trainings are tailored to the audience, whether it be a workplace, school, or senior care facility.
106 individuals attended Day at the Capitol
159 children experienced the summer camp
407 youth and teens participated in the Shining Starts program
16,095 individuals trained to be Seizure Smart
711 attendees at Connect Group events
Conversations included questions from individuals with epilepsy, caregivers, community groups, and schools throughout Minnesota and eastern North Dakota. For many, Information Services is the starting point of their relationship with the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota.
Kevin Reed, Program Participant
Most people reach out to learn about our programs and services, but those who are newly diagnosed may have a list of questions about epilepsy and seizures. Parents ask how to make their child’s school a safer place in the event they have a seizure. Adults with epilepsy want to learn about medication side effects, alternative treatment options, or seizure detection and treatment devices from our Information Services staff. Our staff includes Regional Coordinators and the Information Services Senior Coordinator, Debbie Leone.
Rhea Nelson Rock,
Matt Brokl (deceased)
Tim Feyma, MD
Julia Valente, MD
Joan Asmus, BSN, LSN, NBSCN
Anne Barnwell, MS, CRC, CPRP
Jeannine Conway, PharmD, BCPS
Jason Doescher, MD
Armantina Espinosa, MD
Rupert Exconde, MD
Tim Feyma, MD
Douglas Heck, PhD
Kimberly Heckman, MD
Thomas Henry, MD
Ilo Leppik, MD
Katherine Nickels, MD
Patricia Penovich, MD
Kathleen Rieke, MD
Joanne Rogin, MD
Alexandra Sequeira, MD
Tess Sierzant, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN
Tammy Sinkfield-Morey, DNP, RN, PHN, CRRN
Thaddeus Walczak, MD
Review the 2019 Statement of Activities and Statement of Financial PositionReview Financial Summary