Director of Development
"Amy Mahoney spent her early career in the sports media. When her oldest child, Drew, started having seizures, it took a back seat, replaced by a full-fledged effort to stop his intractable epilepsy. After years of unsuccessful medicines, supplements, diets and a countless number of trials and tribulations, the vagal nerve stimulator finally stopped his daily seizures. Unfortunately, the years of constant abnormal brain activity left him unable to speak with a diagnosis of autism. He continues to make gains using technology such as an iPad to communicate.
Her family’s experience led Amy, with the help of dedicated friends and family, to create a non-profit named after her late mother-in-law in 2009. Since its inception, the Laura Foundation has built a multi-faceted adaptive recreation center in NH for individuals with autism and epilepsy. She hopes to bring her learned knowledge to the EFNE and help other families dealing with epilepsy. When not working, Amy loves to spend time with her family, travel, read, ski, and play ice hockey."