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Our Board

Epilepsy Foundation Orange County is guided by a local board that reports up through the national Board of Directors. The Board ensures that the needs of people in Orange County are being met and helps provide the resources to deliver the mission in Orange County.

For more information about the Epilepsy Foundation Orange County Board, please contact us.


Board Members


Dan Burke

Sr. Vice President, Platform Strategy and General Counsel, Pacific Dental Services. Dan Burke joined PDS in 2011. Prior to joining PDS, Dan held senior management positions at leading global retail, manufacturing and consumer products companies, including oversight of administration, strategy, legal, and human resources, as well as sales and new ...
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Janani S. Rana, CFLS

Janani S. Rana is a divorce attorney at Minyard Morris in Newport Beach. She is a Certified Family Law Specialist and limits her practice to Orange County matters. Janani became involved with the Epilepsy Foundation after her daughter was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms, a rare and potentially devastating form of ...
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Joe DeCarlo

Joe is the Founder and CEO of JD Property Management, Inc. located in Costa Mesa, which manages properties throughout Southen California. Joe received his MBA from Syracuse University and was an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate at Coastline Community College for over 30 years. He lives in Newport Beach with ...
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Nanci Leos

As the Chief Client Officer at Rauxa, a women-founded and led advertising agency, Nanci oversees a number of Fortune 100 clients including Verizon, Celgene, Blue Shield of California, Vans and Alaska Airlines. Nanci has a strong digital and analytic background, with over 20 years of experience in marketing. Laser focused ...
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Nicole Freese

Nicole Freese is a Southern California native. She holds a Bachelors degree in Behavioral Science and Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She worked as an addiction specialist until her fourth child was born and decided to take time off to raise her family. Time went by in a ...
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Scott R. Miller

Scott is a partner in the intellectual property law group at Sheppard Mullin. He presently works out of the Los Angeles and Costa Mesa offices. Scott handles both transactional and litigation matters in the areas of patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair or false advertising law. Scott’s connection to epilepsy ...
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Steven D. Kahanic

Steven D. Kahanic is a retired management consultant. His last served for over 20 years with the Big 4 Accounting firm KPMG. Steve’s journey with the Epilepsy Foundation is personal. He experienced a head injury at four-months old, but focal seizures, he labeled as “dream sequences,” didn’t start occurring until ...
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William P. “Bill” Long

Bill’s career began at The Quaker Oats Company where he was National Sales Promotion Manager directing marketing related efforts in 18 territories across the United States. The Walt Disney Company hired Bill away from Quaker Oats in 1970 to become Corporate Director of Promotions with responsibilities for developing all promotional ...
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