At The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation, we believe that a non-profit, charitable organization needs to be open and clear about who we are, what we support and how we help.


At The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation, our mission is to provide the advocacy and educational resources needed to the epilepsy community and our society. We are dedicated to removing the stigma associated with epilepsy and help to create opportunities for individuals battling epilepsy.

Value Statement

At The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation, we feel all individuals with epilepsy have the right to healthcare, education, and employment opportunities. Our team is dedicated to advocating for the resources needed to achieve those goals at a global level. Through educational resources, networking, and community service, we uphold the values that mean everything to us. Our committed team focuses on creating a healthy, strong, and ethical culture within our foundation and in our community.


We are striving to help remove the stigma associated with epilepsy and create opportunities for all individuals battling epilepsy.

Core Values

  • Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Inclusiveness
  • Service

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Southern California, and dedicated to advocate for individuals and families affected by epilepsy, provide educational resources and work to erase the stigma associated with epilepsy. The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation was founded by Natalie Boehm in 2019, and earned federal and state tax exempt status in 2020. For correspondence, please write:

The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation
8887 Hamilton Street
Rancho Cucamonga, California 91701-4753

Board of Directors

President- Natalie Boehm

Vice President/Secretary- Dr. Tobias Boehm

Treasurer- Joseph Silla

Board Member- Michael Simiele

Donor Relations Director- Christopher Lynn

Medical Consultant- Africa- Dr. Prince Kazadi

Board Member- Dr. Riaz Tejani

Board Member- William Chesnutt

Currently, all members of the board are volunteers, receiving no monetary compensation for their services. Members have volunteered time and material support to this organization.

Foundation Income and Use

For the founding year of 2019, the members have contributed $414 which was used for mailing costs and filing fees for this organization.

Statement of Independence

The members of the board declare no financial or other conflicts of interest while serving this organization. The Defeating Epilepsy Foundation has no contractual obligations to third parties that unduly influence the decision making process of this organization.

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