Baton Rouge, LA, August 17, 2020 – The Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana (EAL) Board of Directors is delighted to announce the promotion of Amanda Mitchell to serve as the organization’s executive director. Amanda joined EAL in August 2018 as a case manager, and she quickly moved into the program manager position and was responsible for program development, management, and growth. During these unprecedented times, Amanda willingly rose to the occasion to lead the organization as interim executive director, positioning EAL for success as the nonprofit landscape was changing rapidly. As executive director, she will continue to elevate our mission and serve the 55,000 people living with epilepsy in Louisiana.
“Amanda has proven to be a leader in the Louisiana epilepsy community,” said Vice Chairman Danielle Mensman. “As more programs and events move to virtual platforms, her strategic approach and knowledge about the disease will make our services more inclusive for children and adults suffering from epilepsy and their caregivers.”
Amanda has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Master of Public Health degree in behavioral and community health sciences from the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health. She hopes to provide support to all those affected by epilepsy and empower people to become epilepsy advocates.
About Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana
Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana was founded in 1977 and serves as the only organization in the state dedicated to support people living with seizures and epilepsy. EAL is a proud member of the national organization, Epilepsy Alliance America.