New Beginnings

Hello everyone.  Let me introduce myself.  My name is Pamela Jacques and I am the new Executive Director for the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio. I am excited about what the future holds for the Foundation. Our priority is to serve those who live with epilepsy and their families- so you will see more programs and services being offered designed to do just that- serve. Right now we're in the process of shoring up our resources and planning our longer term goals.  

A little background about me.  I have spent most of my professional life working in nonprofits, including 21 years at Premier Health here in Dayton.  The last 9 of which was as the Executive Director of Premier Community Health, which used to be a small subsidiary of Premier that offered health and wellness programs to the community.  I have a Master of Science from California College for Health Sciences in Health Services and a Bachelors degree in Communications from Wright State University.  I'm also a Certified Health Education Specialist. 

It is my privilege to serve this area and those living with epilepsy and their families.  I plan to share our progress here as we move forward. If you hae a topic you'd like to hear more about, please let us know.  Perhaps we can make it the topic of one of these blogs.

To new beginnings!

Pam

A Friend of the EFWO is Nationally Recognized

The EFWO is so proud to announce that our dear friend, Jessica Waters, has been awarded the Presidential Gold Medal for her tireless service and volunteer hours.

Jessica Waters receives the Presidential Gold Medal, 2016

Jessica Waters receives the Presidential Gold Medal, 2016

Jessica is the founder of Cupcakes for Camp, an organization that helps children and teens with disabilities attend summer camps. She has logged over 4,300 hours of volunteer service and has proven herself to be a strong and vital ally to those in our community. 

For more on Jessica's story, you can watch a feature done by Fox 45 Dayton called, "Someone You Should Know," at this link: http://fox45now.com/news/local/local-teen-making-a-difference-for-kids-with-epilepsy

You can also visit the Facebook page for Cupcakes for Camp at:  https://www.facebook.com/CupcakesForCamp/  

Bravo, Jessica, on all of your hard work. We're so lucky and grateful to have you in our lives! 

If you would like to volunteer for the EFWO, please contact us at (937)233-2500  or send us a message on our Facebook (@EpilepsyFoundationofWesternOhio) or Twitter (@EFWO) pages!