The Epilepsy Foundation Ohio is committed to ensuring all people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and will prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.  It was established in 1974 by Joan Schreck of Kettering. In September 2018, our mission expanded from serving the greater Dayton area to serving all of Ohio.

We serve anyone who is affected by epilepsy or seizures in the state of Ohio.

We are a chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.  The Foundation is committed to assuring we serve the local epilepsy community.

In addition to a small staff, the local chapter has an Advisory Board, made up of local people who are about our mission. Together, we work to improve the lives of those in our area living with epilepsy and their families.


To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.


A world without epilepsy; lives free from seizures.

Our Core Values

The Epilepsy Foundation’s core values are forged by our unwavering passion to serve individuals living with epilepsy. The passionate commitment drives us with a sense of urgency to make a difference in a timeframe that matters for all those whom we are privileged to serve. These core values guide our behavior, judgments, and how we accomplish our mission:


We are wholly committed to promoting the interests of people living with epilepsy and seizures and serving as an unwavering ally in the fight against epilepsy, and we recognize that no one can better identify one’s needs than the individuals who are directly affected.

Commitment To Excellence

We provide prompt, courteous and thorough attention to our constituents, strive to relentlessly increase our knowledge, and seek the highest level of service we can achieve. We lead through innovation, maximizing technology and resources to their fullest and exceeding expectations.


We continuously strive to establish the Epilepsy Foundation as the leader in information and education, advocacy, research and services to people with epilepsy and seizures, both digitally and in communities across the country. We are vigilant in the measurement and evaluation of our activities and progress toward meeting our strategic goals and the needs of people affected by epilepsy and seizures.


We highly value our partnership with those affected by epilepsy and seizures, and they will be included in all our decision-making and activities. We value all our partners in education, advocacy, research and services for people with epilepsy and seizures and their families, and actively promote mutually beneficial collaborations to further our mutual missions.

Diversity And Inclusiveness

We are accessible to and support all communities affected by epilepsy and seizures. We seek diversity of experience, culture and belief in our work environments, our planning and our decision-making. All activities are developed, implemented and evaluated in ways that reflect inclusivity and diversity.


We are honest, ethical and transparent in our relationships with each other and with our many treasured constituencies.



Pamela M. Jacques, MS, CPW, CHES                                                          Executive Director

Christine Corba Director of Community Engagement

Crystal Hagans DRPH                                                                                   Epilepsy Education Manager

Lucy Kendall Special Events Coordinator

Kara Conard                                                                                          Office Coordinator

Advisory Board

Stephanie Knox, CPA                                                                                   Board Chair                                                                                                 

Joe Erickson                                                                                        Incoming Board Chair

David Brown                                                                                              Past Board Chair                                     

Nicole Burkett, CPA                                                                                      Treasurer                                                                                                    Danis Corporation

Mark Callow, MD                                                                                    University of Cincinnati Medical Center

Jacqueline Carner                                                                                        Secretary                                                                                                      Cables to Go                                                                                                

Darla Fryman                                                                                   Community Stakeholder                                                               

Marietta Orlowski, PhD                                                                            Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Beth Duncan                                                                                            Lizard Apparel and Promotions