Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma
11212 N. May Ave, Ste 108
Oklahoma City OK 73120
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Mission Statement

Our mission for the Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma is:


To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. 



Contact Information
Contact Name Jenniafer Walters
Contact email jwalters@efa.org
Address 11212 N. May Ave, Ste 108
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Phone (405) 463-0673
Fax 405-463-0985
County Oklahoma County
How to Give
Donate to Endowment http://occf.org/eaok/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
  • Mail a check
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Donate with PayPal on our website
  • Donate through GiveSmartOKC
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $29,048.00
Projected Expenses $35,045.00
History and Background
Former Names
Epilepsy Association of the Sooner State2003
Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma2015
Year Founded 1978
IRS Ruling Year 1980
State Registration Expiration Jan 2015

Our mission for the Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma is:


To lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. 



The Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma began as a support group which was part of the Wesley United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City.  
However the mission soon expanded to include the enlightening of all the people of Oklahoma about epilepsy, including those who have epilepsy and their families and friends as well as police, firemen, employers, schools, etc.


  • 65 MILLION: Number of people around the world who have epilepsy.3 MILLION: Number of people in the United States who have epilepsy.1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.150,000: Number of new cases of epilepsy in the United States each yearONE-THIRD: Number of people with epilepsy who live with uncontrollable seizures because no available treatment works for them.
  • 6 OUT OF 10: Number of people with epilepsy where the cause is unknown.
  • Emergency Seizure Medication Assistance & Discount Drug Cards
  • CDC Program - Education About Seizures For Schools & Nurses, Communities & Work Force
  • Annual Epilepsy Camp & Health Fairs To Educate
  • Epilepsy Literature
  • Support Groups Throughout Oklahoma
  • Website With Resources & Social Media
  • Office Staff & Monthly Newsletter
  • CAN Program

    A – S – A – P
    A - Raise Awareness
    S - Service To Community
    A - Advance / Fundraising
    P – Participate

Volunteer's for Events and Health Fairs, On going funding partnership with Companies or related Organization, Medical assistants  with pharmaceuticals.
CEO/Executive Director Statement

Update from the Executive Director of the NEW "Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma"

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma GiveSmart site. We are honored that you have joined us, and I hope you will find all the information you need here.

This year 2016, the Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma celebrated a great victory. After 38 years of operating independently we became a chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation of America. With their unwavering support and assistance we'll be able to make tremendous strides in our community.

In my role as Executive Director, I have the privilege of working with wonderful doctors and members of our community who strive to improve the lives of those living with epilepsy every day. I will continue my fight in raising AWARENESS, SERVICE to our community, our ADVANCEMENT in fundraising and PARTICIPATION in activities throughout the state, with the help and support of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.

We are committed to operating with an abundance of energy to bring our members information and referral services they need. We are passionate about educating the community about seizures and epilepsy, in order to reduce the stigma that many individuals face.

Thank you for your on going support throughout the years and always remember YOUR NOT ALONE and we're here to help.

I'm very excited for the future of the new Epilepsy Foundation of Oklahoma

Jenniafer Walters
Executive Director

Board Chair Statement
I challenge each and everyone of you to speak out about Epilepsy and NOT be afraid of Epilepsy. A tongue has NO bone but it can BREAK a heart, so...watch what you say to someone. Epilepsy is Not a MENTAL illness, Epilepsy is Not a CURSE, Epilepsy is Not CONTAGIOUS, Epilepsy is a Disorder, Not a DISEASE. So don't be unaware, educate yourself.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
State of Oklahoma
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines/Epilepsy
Education Training To: Schools, Support Groups, Work Places Etc.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description We provide education about seizures for schools and communities and out reach programs.  Our website provides links to key educational resources and opportunities available in the community in the State of Oklahoma and other states.Social networking through Facebook is also provided on our website.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Description Our goal is to establish and promote support groups in as many cities/towns in Oklahoma as possible.
Population Served General/Unspecified
  • Location is at Camp Cross Point on Lake Texoma;
  • Age requirements are 10 to 18;
  • No charge to the camper's family;
  • Contact the Cavett Kids Foundation at http://www.cavettkidsfoundation.org/ for more information if you are interested or call phone (405)271-2271.
Population Served Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Other Health/Disability
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact.
Camp Cavett reports the sucess of the program.
Description Each year in Owasso OK. there is a 5k run that we sponsor and support. There will be an annual  Epilepsy Walk in OKC that we put on.
Population Served Families Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) General/Unspecified
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We at the Epilepsy Association are working hard to get the word out about "Epilepsy". It's not something to be embarrassed about, over 3 million people have epilepsy in the U.S. So the Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma is educating and training the people of Oklahoma and providing help where we can. Every donation helps our cause in getting the literature, medication, children to camp, and support groups. The Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma personally "Thanks You" for your support in our mission.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Jenniafer Walters
Start Date Sept 2006
Email jwalters@efa.org
I'm proud to be apart of this organization here in Oklahoma. My daughter has had epilepsy all of her life. I have walk beside her on this journey and have seen first hand the struggles and heartache she has gone through. She has endured more than a person should for a young adult. As always, I'll fight this battle with her and let her know she is not alone. I will always speak up and  advocate  for anyone with epilepsy.
Number of Full-time Staff 1
Number of Part-time Staff 0
Number of Contract Staff 1
Number of Volunteers 3
Staff Retention Rate 100
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 4
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Yes
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Under Development
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Under Development
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? Yes
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
While we don't have a formal fundraising plan, the majority of our activities raise funds for our organization. Events such as our, annual 5K Run in March,annual Triathlon in July and an Epilepsy Walk in November followed by a dinner and our new Community Action Network.
Board Chair
Name Ms. Shelly Douglas
Company Affiliation Cyberonics,Community Health Charities,Community Foundation,Lundbeck LLC.,Eisai Inc., Supernus Pharmaceuticals,Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Ambucs,NeuroPace
Term Jan 2017 to Jan 2020
Email jwalters@efa.org
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 01, 2017
Board of Directors List
Steve Carroll CyberonicsVoting
Shelly Douglas Community Health CharitiesVoting
Derick Mashaney VolunteerVoting
Rachelle McCoy Eisai Inc. Epilepsy Sales SpecialistVoting
Scott Mullins Eisai Inc. Epilepsy Sales SpecialistVoting
Charlotte Richardson AAA InsuranceVoting
Jill Ryan St. Anthony Hospital PhysicianVoting
Philip A. Schovanec AttorneyVoting
Ryan Sites GeneDXVoting
Lisa Spencer Community VolunteerVoting
Jenniafer Walters Epilepsy Association of OklahomaVoting
Kevin D. Walters Xpedx, Senior Account ManagerVoting
Meredith Wilkerson, PHD Lynn Institute Clinical Research CoordinatorVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 6
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 90 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
Community Outreach / Community Relations
Capital Campaign
Program / Program Planning
Research Division
Special Events (Golf Tournament, Walk / Run, Silent Auction, Dinner / Gala)
Student Affairs
Donor Services
Project Oversight
Advisory Board
Advisory Board Members
Shirley Bracken Arthur
Andee Cooper TARC
Derick Mashaney EAO Volunteer
Cara O'Daniel Cyberonics
Phillip Schovanec Attorney w/Moricoli, Harris & Cottingham & Hurst
Beverly Young Work Activity Center Inc.
Comments on Board & Governance
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
All of our board members volunteers their time, no body gets paid.  Each and everyone of our board members have been touched by Epilepsy. They have epilepsy their self or a family member, friend or on the job. The board members of Epilepsy Foundation have compassion, understanding and experience to give to others.
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Oct 01, 2015-Sept 30, 2016
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $29,048
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $35,045
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,668$7,599$6,958
Unrealized Gain/Loss------
Membership Dues----$150
Special Events$16,919--$15,364
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$35,370$31,757$23,294
Administration Expense------
Fundraising Expense$3,103$3,134--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.250.841.56
Program Expense/Total Expenses92%91%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue8%14%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$42,575$32,906$38,549
Current Assets$40,521$30,852$36,495
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities------
Total Net Assets$42,575$32,906$38,549
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundation & Corporation $23,555Foundation & Corporations $21,649Special Events $15,364
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $16,919Investment Income $7,599Foundation & Corporation $13,875
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $7,668 --Investment Income $6,958
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments on Financials
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments
We are pleased to announce that we are partnering with Ambucs that we anticipate will increase our revenue stream.
Foundation Staff Comments
All historical financial information is from IRS Form 990s.
The financial information presented is obtained from the following sources: IRS Form 990, independent audit reports, financial statements – board approved when available, and supplemental information from the organization. We do not warrant or guarantee the timeliness, errors or inaccuracies. With respect to information regarding financial performance, nothing on this website should be interpreted as a statement or interpretation by OCCF staff.

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Address 11212 N. May Ave, Ste 108
Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Primary Phone 405 463-0673
Contact Email jwalters@efa.org
Give to Endowment http://occf.org/eaok/
CEO/Executive Director Jenniafer Walters
Board Chair Ms. Shelly Douglas
Board Chair Company Affiliation Cyberonics,Community Health Charities,Community Foundation,Lundbeck LLC.,Eisai Inc., Supernus Pharmaceuticals,Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Ambucs,NeuroPace