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The Board of Directors will provide leadership to carry out the organization’s mission of supporting over half a million Floridians living with epilepsy

July 25, 2022 – Epilepsy Alliance Florida today announced its 2022-2025 Board of Directors, effective for terms beginning July 1, 2022. The organization welcomed two new board members to its roster and has approved its list of officers for the three-year term.

The new board members are: Susan Nelson, MD, medical director of Physician Health Centers, which serves all of Miami-Dade and North Monroe and South Broward counties; and Katia M. Philippeaux, Senior Management Analyst in the City of North Miami City Manager’s Office. The newly elected officers for the 14-member council are: State Rep. Nicholas X. Duran, president, Primavera Health; Beth Alcalde, Vice President, Akerman; Adam Adache, Secretary, Cavache Properties, Adache Real Estate, Adache Group Architects and Cavache, Inc.; Kevin Feig, Treasurer, Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc.; and Patricia Dean, Past President, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital.

“I am honored to introduce our 2022-2025 Board of Directors,” said Karen Basha-Egozi, President and CEO of Epilepsy Alliance Florida. “This board exudes a wealth of experience and passion. I look forward to working with them in the service and benefit of the over half a million Floridians living with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Alliance Florida Board of Directors is made up of people from a cross section of the State of Florida, including people with epilepsy. It is the responsibility of the Board of Directors to provide leadership in carrying out the organization’s mission to support Floridians affected by epilepsy in meeting the range of challenges created by seizures.

“It is an honor to serve Epilepsy Alliance Florida, an organization that has been committed to the Florida epilepsy community for more than 50 years,” said Nicholas X. Duran, president of Epilepsy Alliance Florida. “I look forward to working side-by-side with the Board, leveraging our collective talents to strengthen services for people in our local communities and across the state who live with this condition.” Duran helped spearhead Florida’s recently passed Care of Students with Epilepsy or Seizure Disorders Act, which will create a public school seizure action plan for students who live with seizures.

Other members of the Epilepsy Alliance Florida Board of Directors are: Steve Feig, Foreign Parts Distributors, Inc.; Bryan Filson; Carlos J. Gimenez; Hind Kettani, MD, First Neurology Center; State Representative Daniel Perez; Manuel B. Torres, MD, Baptist Health Primary Care; and Tarek Zakaria, MD, Memorial Healthcare System.

For more information about Epilepsy Alliance Florida and its mission, visit

Epilepsy Alliance Florida (formerly Epilepsy Florida), established in 1971 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to supporting those affected by epilepsy by addressing the range of challenges created by seizures. He is a founding member of the Epilepsy Alliance America. Epilepsy Alliance Florida provides many services to individuals and families, including advocacy and counseling, education and prevention, direct medical and neuropsychological services, and other programs regardless of financial or socio-status. -economic. For more information, visit

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