Moving Research Into Innovation and Action

EpLink encourages 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 members of epilepsy community

CAC Terms of Reference – 2021


Joanna Kapusta

Epilepsy Toronto

Community Epilepsy Agencies

Drew Woodley

Epilepsy Ontario

Jayme Arts

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario

Jo-Anne Welton

Epilepsy North Bay

Michelle Franklin

Epilepsy Southwestern Ontario

Nikki Porter, PhD

Epilepsy Ottawa

Community Members

Andrea Cameron

Community Member

Community Member

Gena Meldazy

Community Member

Nancy Mingo, MD

Community Member

Community Member

CDKL5 Canada, Community Member

Shelly Philip LaForest

Community Member


Amaya Singh, PhD

Knowledge Translation Lead, EpLink

Hamed Moazami, MSc

Program Manager, EpLink

Mary Pat McAndrews, PhD, CPsych

Co-Director, EpLink

McIntyre Burnham, PhD

Co-Director, EpLink

Clinical Research Coordinator, EpLink

Ontario Brain Institute

Carla Southward

Program Lead, Knowledge Translation, Ontario Brain Institute

Jordan Antflick, PhD

Manager, Knowledge Translation, Ontario Brain Institute