Community Partners

Moving Research Into Innovation and Action

EpLink program aims to improve the quality of life for people living with drug-resistant epilepsy. We encourage collaboration and partnership with industry to search for innovation and commercial opportunities that can directly benefit the epilepsy community.

We close the circle through the Community Advisory Committee which connects the epilepsy community and the EpLink research program. The Community Advisory Committee is responsible for:

  • Understanding the goals and objectives of the EpLink research projects
  • Providing input for the direction of EpLink’s research
  • Sharing research updates with Community Epilepsy Agencies, people living with epilepsy and families
  • Building connections between the Ontario Brain Institute, industry, research, and patient groups
  • Assisting with fundraising events, public education events and engaging people in research

The Community Advisory Committee consists of the following members:

Chair: Susan Harrison
Local Community Epilepsy Agencies Community Members EpLink Program Ontario Brain Institute
Joanna Kapusta

Epilepsy Toronto
Gena Meldazy McIntyre Burnham

Dave Comartin

Program Lead
Mary Secco

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario
Jo-Anne Welton Kathryn Hum

Program Manager
Jordan Antflick

Manager, Knowledge Translation
Michelle Franklin

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario
Dr. Nancy Mingo Amaya Singh

Knowledge Translation Lead
Tamzin Jeffs

Shelly Philip Laforest Jonathan Gane

Neuroinformatics Lead

Michael Kennedy

Geri Woudstra