Our Team

Welcome to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado website. We’re proud to be your trusted partner in the journey of living well with epilepsy, and we strive to offer you the most updated information and resources possible. We understand that living with seizures can present challenges that often are not acknowledged or addressed in day-to-day living, so we’re here to assist you with highly trained, compassionate staff who can answer questions and provide support beyond what your professional medical resources may offer.

We're Here to Help

Our many volunteers, friends and avid supporters want you to know, you are not alone. Here are just a few ways we can help:

  • Project UPLIFT will coach you on how to manage seizures and the emotional turmoil that can often accompany epilepsy
  • Our Facebook page provides both information and inspiration
  • We can provide your school, workplace, or friends with seizure first aid training
  • Your child living with epilepsy can attend our awesome week-long summer camp
  • Or, we’d love to set up a private appointment with one of our program managers to discuss your individual needs.
Want to Help?

You are also invited to become a volunteer and help educate, advocate, raise funds, and spread awareness. Run (or walk!) in our 5K in Denver or Colorado Springs, celebrate with us at our annual gala, and help us raise awareness during National Epilepsy Awareness Month (and every month!). We look forward to meeting you! 


Corrina Madrid

VP of Engagement

Corrina provides leadership to the Foundation’s fundraising efforts including special events, workplace donation programs and individual and major giving.

Leigh Schommer

Mental Health Program Manager, Hispanic Outreach Coordinator

Leigh serves as our bilingual Mental Health Program Manager and also leads our Case Management program, Hispanic Outreach Initiative, Peer Support Program, and Project UPLIFT.

Marcee Aude

Director of Community Initiatives

Marcee is responsible for the overall management of the Foundation programs and leading initiatives that deepen the Foundation’s presence in the community including volunteer engagement and advocacy efforts.

Peru Southwell

Operations & Communications Manager

Peru oversees day-to-day Foundation operations, all social media and communications, and helps other members of the team stay on top of things!

Sarah Klein


Sarah leads the Foundation’s staff and works with the Board of Directors to develop and implement long-range goals and strategy to meet the needs of people in Colorado who are impacted by epilepsy.

Wendy Kogel

Community Outreach Manager

Wendy engages our population in the community, and strives to connect, educate, and empower those who have been impacted by epilepsy.

Raleigh Cooper

Special Events Manager

Raleigh works closely with our volunteers, manages the logistics and marketing for all of the Foundation’s events, and ensures a fantastic experience for everyone involved