About Us

Our Team


 Our dedicated team of volunteers, part time, and full time workers, are committed on benefiting the epileptic peoples of York Region.

Our History


 Epilepsy York Region (EYR) is a non-profit multi-service agency, member run and volunteer driven. Founded in 1988, our foundation services all of York Region with our dedicated and passionate work  

Mission Statement


Epilepsy York Region is a charitable organization which: Advocates on behalf of individuals with seizure disorders, promotes public awareness of epilepsy and seizure disorders, develops programs based upon the needs of our constituents, and provides educational resources and opportunities 

Chapter Objectives

  • To provide an organization to which all members of the community interested in epilepsy. Our attention is especially focused on those with epilepsy.

  • To establish effective social service programs of assistance to individuals living with epilepsy.

  • To refer persons living with epilepsy to other community services as appropriate and advantageous the individual concerned 

  • To develop special projects to advance and promote the health and well-being of individuals with epilepsy 

  • To encourage, supervise, and conduct programs and disseminate information about epilepsy for the continuing education of the public and professional 

  • To encourage the timely use of recognized medical scientific means for the effective diagnosis, treatment, and control of epilepsy.

  • To cooperate with and assist other individuals and organizations whose objective and purpose are compatible with those of Epilepsy York Region 

  • To raise funds with which to finance the other objectives of the Chapter 


Board members

Name and Position

Vinita Savani - Past Chair/Treasurer 

Karima Panjwani - Secretary

Kristin Heustis Wong - Director

Laura Schaffer - Director

Anastasiya Krasnikova - Director


Team Members

Information and FAQ

Claudia Cozza:                                                 Tina Ng:

ccozza@epilepsyyork.org                                 tng@epilepsyyork.org

Number: (905) - 640 - 8000                              Number: (905) - 640 - 8000

Executive Director                                            Office Administrator 

Paige Jemmett:                                                Leslie Davidson:

pjemmett@epilepsyyork.org                            ldavidson@epilepsyyork.org

Number: (905) - 640 - 8000                             Number: (905) - 640 - 8000 

Director of Social Services                               Client Services & Education