Office Staff

Valerie Budischak, Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware, Executive Director, Epilepsy, EFDEValerie Budischak, LCSW, Executive Director –

Val joined the organization in July of 2014 as program director with years of experience supporting those with medical conditions. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Val brings compassion and resource knowledge and coordinates all the programming of the foundation. In 2016, Val accepted the position of Executive Director of the foundation and while she continues to oversee programming, she now enjoys working more closely with the Delaware epilepsy community in a greater capacity.

Liz Neal Lyons, Development Director –

Liz joined EFDE in 2018 as the Development Director. She brings many years of development experience including working with private, corporate, and government funders and supporting organization-lead and community driven special events. Liz is excited to bring her skills to a cause that has impacted her life.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         .

Community Educators

Cheryl Anderson –

Cheryl is a former teacher who lives in Lewes, Delaware. She joined the organization in 2011. Cheryl conducts training, education and outreach programs in Kent and Sussex Counties.

Jody Hougentogler –

Jody joined the organization in February 2019.