EFOF Staff

Chief Executive Officer

Karen Basha Egozi

Karen Basha Egozi is the Chief Executive Officer of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and has been working on behalf of patients with epilepsy and their families since 2005. As the organization’s chief executive, Karen manages the efforts of a team of over 50 employees in eight offices throughout the state who provide direct services to citizens in 35 of Florida’s 67 counties, with statewide responsibility through the Florida Department of Health. For her efforts, she was selected by the Epilepsy Foundation as the national organization’s 2008 affiliate Executive of the Year.  She currently serves as a board member of Josh Provides, an organization dedicated to helping patients with epilepsy.  Prior to joining the Epilepsy Foundation, Karen managed a $129 million budget as the Vice President of Administration for the Early Learning Coalition Miami-Dade/Monroe, and as Chief Executive Officer of the Voices For Children Foundation, a fundraising organization dedicated to championing the Guardian Ad Litem Program of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit. Karen has served as Board Chair of Sant La Haitian Neighborhood Center and as the federally appointed Housing Committee Chair for the Federal Home Bank of Atlanta from 2003-2006. Other leadership positions have included board member of Guardian Ad Litem Florida State Association and Trustee of the Endowment Committee Chair for Voices For Children. She is a graduate of Florida State University.


Miami-Dade Office

Alfonso, Christian- Data Entry Administrator
Anton, Ivonne - VP Director of Operations
Becerra, Elizabeth - Intake Specialist
Benjamin, Samantha - Children's Services Coordinator
Bisono, Bernice - Accounting Clerk I (Miami)
Bitton, Ilana - Contract Manager
Bowsman, Joanne- Director of Development
Bourova, Damianka - Bookkeeper
Campos, Daniela - Social Services Case Manager
Candina, Maylin- Medical Services Case manager
Clauser, Judy - Director of Special Projects
Edwards, Juanita - Social Services Case Manager
Ferris, Alejandra- Social Service Case Manager
Galera, Roxana - Director of Social Services And Education
Gonzalez, Monica - Navigator Program Manager
Gonzalez-Sandoval, Jose - Director of Medical Services
Hadwen, Nini - Medical Services Case Manager
Jurado, Ana - Executive Administrator
Leon, Libertad - Receptionist/Administrative Assistant
Mainester, Juanita - Patient Navigator
Jenkins, Gregory- Patient Navigator
Mejia, Nicole – Intake Specialist
Mesa, Blanca - Patient Navigator
Milias, Nathalie - Patient Navigator
Pacheco, Franklin - Marketing Coordinator
Sanchez, Brigitte - Intake Specialist
Siskind, Judy - Psychologist
Tenf, Dinorah - Social Services Case Manager
Torres, Carmen - Intake Supervisor
Valdes, Manny - Director of Finance
Valdes, Marisol - Community Resource Specialist
Vega, Jeniffer
– Intake Specialist

Broward Office

Stevens, Rachel - Social Services Case Manager
Gomez, Mary - Executive Director
Schmidbauer, Kim - Social Services Case Manager
Stern, Alcidia - Intake Specialist
Hill, Kim - Community Resource Specialist

Palm Beach Office

Diaz, Alina - Patient Navigator
Lajeunesse, Frantz - Patient Navigator
Parrilla, Jaime - Patient Navigator
Phillips, Marie
- Medical Services Case Manager
Shea, Carol - Community Resource Specialist
Siegel, Madeleine - Patient Navigator


Treasure Coast Office

Brown, Georgette - Social Services Case Manager (Martin & St. Lucie Counties)


Jacksonville Office

Davie, Christal - Community Resource Specialist
El-Saieh, Viktor
– Executive Director
Johnson, Talonda - Patient Navigator



Gainesville Office

Hamersmith, Jeannette - Patient Navigator
Hancock , Mandy - Community Development Manager
Rhodes, Shelia - Patient Navigator
Walter, Gladys- Social Services Case Manager


Pensacola Office

Kelly, Amber - Director of the Epilepsy Resource Center
Van Matre, Amy - Social Services Case Manager

Ft. Walton Office

Van Matre, Amy - Social Services Case Manager

Daytona Office

Kaelin, Ericka - Social Services Case Manager