Board of Directors

Paul Odnoletkov (Chair)

Paul holds a BComm degree specializing in Marketing and Business Management, he currently works as Marketing Director in a software company Obero. He is involved with several non-profit organizations in Ontario, and also teaches public speaking skills and plays in a local rockabilly revival band 20 Flight Rockers. Paul has several friends with Epilepsy and is committed to raising public awareness about the condition.

Vinita Savani (Treasurer)

Vinita is a graduate of the Schulich School of Business at York University and has 12 years of experience with RBC in finance and performance management. She has chosen to volunteer and dedicate time to EYR because her mother has had epilepsy for over 35 years and knowing what she has been through in her lifetime, has made her want to help others.

Karima Panjwani (Secretary)

Karima is a graduate of Centennial College from the Developmental Services Worker program (DSW). She has previously attended York University for Health and Society and is currently attending George Brown College for Intervenor for Deafblind Persons. Karima works for L’Arche Daybreak as a Live-in Assistant. Karima has had epilepsy since she was three years old and is a strong advocate for youth and young adults with epilepsy. She has previously been part of many epilepsy workshops and campaigns including Be-Heard Campaign, End Trash Talk and Twenty-20’s.


Kristen Huestis (Director)

Kristin is a graduate of York University and has 15 years of experience working in Information Technology for the media industry. She was afflicted with epilepsy for almost 20 years but with the success of surgery has now been seizure-free for 8+ years. She has chosen to volunteer her time to Epilepsy York Region to increase knowledge and help to improve the quality of life for others diagnosed with epilepsy.



Anastasiya Krasnikova (Director)

Anastasiya has her Honours Bachelor’s degree in Administrative Studies in Finance from York University and she presently works for the Royal Bank of Canada. Her commitment to EYR is in part motivated by her family members with epilepsy.