Board of Directors Job Description



Mission: The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.


Vision: EFOF will continue to grow and serve the diverse population of people with seizures and their families by assisting clients to become independent and self-reliant. EFOF services will be tailored to the needs of a particular locale.


Title: Member, Board of Directors


Purpose: The member is to ensure that EFOF meets its corporate responsibilities and addresses specific clients’ needs as determined by the mission.


Key Responsibilities


* Implements policies and procedures contained in the Corporation’s charter and By-Laws as established by the Board of Directors.

* Develops and evaluates strategic plans and financial and human resources (both paid and volunteer staff) to meet the needs of EFOF.

* Contributes time and money to fund raising and membership-enrollment campaigns

* Approves and monitors a budget system based on expected revenue and the needs of the Community.

* Monitor fiscal controls and ensures accountability, keeping in mind the fiduciary responsibilities of each member of the Board.

* Monitors the management of EFOF property, including acquisition and disposition

* Ensures effective public relations for EFOF

* Develops, monitors and reviews human resources policies for paid and volunteer staff

* Advises EFOF’s Board of Directors on the potential impact of general trends, issues and actions

* Formally advises EFOF Board of any situation that is a potential conflict of interest in accord with the policies established in the Foundation’s Personnel Policies Code of Conduct.


* A Board Member must exhibit the duties of “loyalty and care” as articulated in EFOF’s Personnel Policies and Code of Conduct

* A Board Member must be a member in “good standing” with EFOF.

* A Board Member must abide by the “Give and Get” policy every fiscal year.

* A Board Member must make every effort to attend all Board meetings and the Annual Meeting.

* A Board Member must pledge a monetary gift to EFOF annually in an amount they would consider generous, and not less than that specified in the Board Give and Get Policy.

* A Board Member must actively participate in the committee work of the Board by serving on no less than one committee.

* A Board Members must attend at least 50% of the scheduled special events in their region.

* A Board Member should serve as an agency representative at functions and events.

* A Board Member should be available to participate in Board training events.

* A Board Member should participate actively at Board of Director’s meetings.

* A Board member should review and question reports.

* Term of office shall be a three-year term elected by the membership.


Reports: To the Chairperson of the Board of Directors



1.  Jonathan Anderson, President

As the vice president of Sales Distribution Strategy & Integration Support for Florida Blue, Jonathan C. Anderson directed strategic collaborations that integrate Florida Blue’s mission and objectives into efforts that advance the health and well-being of Florida’s citizens. Anderson led development and execution of strategies and programs to enhance Florida Blue’s presence and drive market share growth. Prior to joining Florida Blue in 2004, Anderson was vice president of sales for Humana, focusing on sales and marketing strategies and establishing a track record of high performance results in sales, network strategy and integration expertise. Anderson’s experience in strategic planning and execution is complemented by his broad and balanced business experience in health care.  His background includes work in the self-funded and large group arenas in addition to consumer-driven health care and Medicare. Actively involved throughout his career in academic, industry and civic organizations, Anderson is a Fellow of America’s Health Insurance Plans and serves as President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, is on the Board of Governors for the Greater Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House. He has served on various committees within organizations including the American Heart Association, Goodwill, the American Lung Association, Health Underwriters Associations, Jax Care, United Way and the Super Bowl Golf Host Committee.  A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science in Management with a Minor in Economics.  He earned his MBA from Nova Southeastern University. 




2.  Patricia Dean, MSN/ARNP, Immediate Past President

Patricia Dean, ARNP, MSN is Clinical Coordinator of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. Patricia Dean received her BS in Nursing from Downstate Medical Center and her Masters of Nursing at the University of Miami. Ms. Dean is nationally recognized for her work with children with epilepsy and has been involved with the consumer side of epilepsy on local, state, and national levels. She was formerly a Board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and is Immediate Past President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. She is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation organization. She served on the Governor’s Task Force on Epilepsy. Dean is a highly sought-after lecturer and has published numerous articles. Her research interests are on the antecedents of developmental pathology in intractable epilepsy and self-management skills in epilepsy.  The Foundation’s new annual award, the Beacon Award, was renamed the Patricia Dean Beacon Award in 2012 in honor of Pat’s “diligent and tireless efforts to improve the lives of those living with epilepsy through exceptional and passionate care services”.



3.  Lourdes A. Boue, Vice President & Treasurer

Lourdes Boue is currently responsible for West Kendall Baptist Hospital’s general operations, including the planning, implementation and ongoing evaluation of services offered at the hospital. She has more than three decades of experience as a healthcare executive in South Florida. Previous positions include vice president of Baptist Outpatient Services and corporate director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for Baptist Health South Florida. Her focus areas included resource allocation, long-range planning, leadership development, strategic marketing, quality and patient-satisfaction initiatives. Prior to joining Baptist Health, she was the CFO for the Miami Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged and audit/consulting manager for an international accounting firm. Ms. Boue is a graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and of the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University with a Master of Science degree in Leadership.







5.  Matthew Baxter 

In 2006, at the prime age of 32, Officer Matt Baxter was enjoying a successful career as an 11-year veteran police officer, working for the Palm Beach School District Police, when he suffered his first seizure and was subsequently diagnosed with epilepsy.  He has been seizure-free ever since and is able to serve his community without limitations.  In early 2007, he began attending the support group meetings at the Palm Beach office and met others living with epilepsy.  Hearing what they have been through - the fear, the embarrassment, the depression - all fortified his commitment to shatter the stigma people with epilepsy face.  Hence, Officer Baxter has been very active giving presentations to students, in uniform, using materials provided by EFOF.  He has represented EFOF as a volunteer at Boggy Creek camp, safety fairs, and he has met with legislators at the Florida State Capitol to discuss the importance of funding health services for people with epilepsy.





7.  Charles Hood, III

Charles “Chuck” Hood is the CEO for the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County, Inc. He is responsible for the overall leadership, organization, and operational management of the agency, its programs and services as per governing statues. Chuck’s professional career includes over 12 years of real estate development and property management experiences. He also has over 11 years of social work and human services experiences, where he served as Senior VP of the United Way of Miami-Dade, District Administrator of the Miami-Dade Department of Children and Families and as President/CEO of the Miami-Dade School Readiness Coalition. Chuck was a Captain in the U. S. Army and serves on several Boards including the Baptist Health South Florida and the Health Foundation of South Florida. Mr. Hood graduated from Colorado State University with a B.A. in Political Science.  Chuck worked as a consultant to help re-organize EFOF and develop innovative programs for people with epilepsy.  His goal is to make a difference in the lives of those impacted by epilepsy and their families. Hood is a former foster parent and current mentor of several young adults.  He resides in Miami and with his wife, Christina, they have six children: Cody 20, Zackery 15, Melody13, Grant 7, Reagan 4 and Morgan McKinley 1 month old.



8.  Andres M. Kanner, MD 

Dr. Andres M. Kanner is the Director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. After graduating from Medical School at the National Autonomous University of Mexico he completed a residency in Psychiatry at the Long-Island Jewish Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York.  In addition, Dr. Kanner completed a research fellowship in Child Psychiatry, sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York City, a residency in Neurology at the Department of Neurology of Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City and completed his training with a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Kanner is triple boarded in Neurology, Psychiatry and Clinical Neurophysiology. He has authored or coauthored over 70 research publications, over 75 invited review articles and over 73 book chapters and has edited two textbooks and co-edited four. In 2011, he was appointed as Associate Editor of Epilepsy Currents, the official journal of the American Epilepsy Society. Dr. Kanner was awarded the Epilepsy Ambassador Award from the International League Against Epilepsy in August 2011 and the Award for Outstanding Medical Service from the Epilepsy Foundation of Chicago in November 2011. Dr. Kanner serves as Co-Chair of the Neuropsychobiology Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy and as Co-Chair of the Work Group on Psychiatric Aspects of Epilepsy of the American Epilepsy Society. 



9.  Shana Klauk 

Shanna Klauk is a Jacksonville native, mother of two and wife to Jeff for over 12 years.  Jeff was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2006 and Shanna has been very involved with educating herself on epilepsy and helping to manage Jeff's seizure control.  Shanna has been an active member of the PGWA (Professional Golf Women's Association) along with the PTO of Palencia Elementary School.  Shanna's mission is to help raise funds and educate others about epilepsy which is a disease the affects the entire family.



10.  Commissioner Joe A. Martinez, Miami-Dade

Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez was first elected to in October 2000 and was re-elected by a wide margin for his third term in August 2008.  In 2010, the Board of County Commissioners selected Martinez to serve as Chairman for a two-year term.  As Chairman, Martinez will preside over County Commission meetings.  He has served as the Chair and Vice Chair of the Budget, Planning, and Sustainability Committee.  He was appointed as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and has served as a member of other committees, including Government Operations, Housing and Community Development, Airport and Tourism and Recreation, Cultural Affairs, and the Unincorporated Municipal Services Area Committee.  Commissioner Martinez' previous 17-year career with the Miami-Dade Police Department was exemplary. He received more than 70 awards and commendations.  The Department also honored him with the Officer of the Year Award in 1992 and he was twice recognized as "Officer of the Year" by the Hispanic Police Officers Association. Additionally, the Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners honored Martinez by proclaiming July 27, 1993, "Detective Jose Martinez Day" for bravery.  A native of Miami, Commissioner Martinez holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Studies in Public Administration from Barry University in Miami Shores.



11.   Stephanie McCann

Stephanie McCann lives in Tallahassee with her husband Joe and 3 children.  Her 15-year-old twin daughter was recently diagnosed with epilepsy.  Stephanie has been diligently getting educated and seeking resources to ensure that her athletic daughter is able to maintain the highest quality of life.  Stephanie is a Social Studies teacher and is the Senior Class Sponsor at the Maclay School in Tallahassee, Fl.  Her husband, Joe, works as a lobbyist with Ballard and Associates.





13.  Richard T. Rundle

Richard T. Rundle lives in Gainesville.  He is an Automotive Sales Trainer and Consultant and is involved in many charitable organizations throughout Gainesville.  His efforts often include spearheading many fundraising events.  His success is predicated on the belief that every employee, regardless of standing or position, be treated with the same respect and level of appreciation.  Mr. Rundle has been a supporter and donor to the EFOF for many years in honor of his grandson who recently attended Camp Boggy Creek.  He has committed to serve on the board of directors and help raise awareness and funds for the Foundation. 



14.  Steve Schale

Steve is a governmental and public affairs strategist from Tallahassee, where he’s led Democratic campaigns and advised corporate clients for more than sixteen years. Steve began his career in Florida politics in 1996, where he managed the political efforts and legislative office for State Representative Doug Wiles. In 2002, he moved to Tallahassee becoming the Communications Director for the Florida House Democratic Caucus and in 2005, Schale stepped over to the Florida Democratic Party to run their State House political operation. In 2008, Schale was tapped by then Senator Obama to run his successful Florida operation, and again in 2012 by President Obama to serve as his Florida strategist.  In 2010, he served as Senior Advisor to Dan Gelber’s successful Attorney General primary win before becoming a Senior Advisor to Alex Sink’s campaign for Governor. Steve has been named one of Florida’s most influential political figures by the Tampa Bay Times, Campaigns and Politics Magazine, and was named one of the top 100 Movers and Shakers in Florida by Florida International Magazine.Today, Steve runs Schale Strategies, which assists corporate clients with their governmental and public affairs needs, serving clients such as Walt Disney World, AT&T and the Florida Hospital Association.  He is also serving as a Senior Strategist for Gwen Graham’s race for Congress in the 2nd Congressional District of Florida.  Steve is a graduate of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN with degrees in History and Political Science and has an MA from Florida State University in Communications.  A native of the Chicago area, Steve grew up in St. Augustine and has lived in Tallahassee for the last decade with his wife Nikole, who is a Regional Vice President with the American Heart Association.  



15.  Sandy Sosa-Guerrero

Sandy Sosa-Guerrero is the Chief Executive Officer of Larkin Community Hospital. Prior to working at Larkin, she served in a variety of senior executive, managerial and nursing positions for Metropolitan Hospital of Miami, Baptist Hospital of Miami, Coral Gables Hospital, Saint James Hospital, and Beth Israel Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Sosa-Guerrero holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Miami, School of Business and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Florida International University. She is a member of Nursing Advisory Councils of Florida International University and Keiser College. 



16.  Jeff Strickland

Dr. Jeff Strickland graduated from the University of Florida College of Dentistry in may 2002 and moved to Pensacola in August of the same year. He is an alumnus of the Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education, is an active member of a local Seattle Study Club, the Florida Dental Association as well as Northwest Florida Dental Association and Escambia Santa Rosa Dental Association. Jeff is a member of the Pensacola Bay Area Chamber of Commerce. He is also a 2006 graduate of leadership Pensacola and the 2005 president of the Coastal Conservation Association Pensacola Chapter. Dr. Strickland and his wife Jenyne have three young boys, Gavin, Liam and Ian, who provide plenty of excitement at home. 



17.  Todd Victor 

Army veteran, served honorably in Operations Just Cause and Desert Storm (89-93). 17 years of medical sales experience and a native of  South Florida, graduated from University of Arizona with a Sociology degree. I love helping and working with people. After working with Cyberonics I have been inspired to get more involved with the Epilepsy Foundation.  I want to help patients and families who are affected by epilepsy.  I am blessed with two beautiful kids and want to give back to the community any way I can.  




18.  Mindy Waxman 

Mindy Waxman is a New York native, mother of two and wife to Norman for over 26 years.  Her youngest daughter, Lindsay, was diagnosed with epilepsy as a baby and has been seizure free for the past four years. Mindy has been an active supporter of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and Miami Children Hospital Foundation for the past 16 years. Through Norman and Mindy’s generous donation of Pepperidge Farms items throughout the years, our families enjoy a little sweetness each month.  Mindy’s mission is to help raise awareness and funds to help those living with epilepsy in Florida.