Kudos- First Female Board President!



Albany, NY: The Board of Directors for the Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York is pleased to welcome two new members, Shelley Friel and Karen Wachs.  Shelley is Director of Development at Rockefeller College at the University of Albany.  She looks forward to serving on the communications committee and assisting with this year’s Epilepsy Golf Tournament.   Karen Wachs is Neurology Account Manager with Greenwich Biosciences.  She has been serving on the Confections in Chocolate committee and will be joining the board development committee.

At the June meeting of the Board of Directors, the following new officers were elected for two-year terms: This is the first time in history that a female has been Board President!

Jerilee Beaudoin, President

Denise Sullivan, Vice President

Lynne Longtin, Treasurer

Kevin Volk, Immediate Past President


The Epilepsy Foundation has a volunteer Board of Directors. Members have a variety of professional backgrounds. If you are interested in sharing your time and talents to further the mission of our organization, please complete a Board of Directors Membership Application and forward it with a copy of your resume to:

Jeannine Garab, Executive Director, Epilepsy Foundation of Northeastern New York, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205 or you may forward it electronically to: jgarab@epilepsyneny.org.

Board members are required to become members of the Foundation, attend regularly scheduled board meetings, support fundraising events and serve on 1-2 committees.

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