Staff and Governance

Tom Coke

Executive Director

Tom“Greetings everyone! I am happy to be the new Executive Director for Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario. Originally I grew up in the Sarnia-Lambton Area, attended University of Windsor Ontario, and in 2011 became a resident of Eastern Ontario. I’m looking forward to applying my experience working in local government to this agency and to make my mark on an organization like Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario which will continue to strive to make a difference in people’s lives that live every day with epilepsy.”

Emilia Leslie

Client Services Coordinator
Our new Client Services Coordinator, Emilia Leslie, has had the privilege of working with members of Toronto and Kingston communities. Professional experiences include four years of service supporting individuals, families and children, and four years working with older adults with a variety of life challenges. Emilia is a registered social worker with the OCSWSSW. Her academic credentials include a Diploma in Social Service Work from St. Lawrence College, Kingston Campus, a Bachelor of Psychology from Ryerson University, and a Masters of Social Work from University of Toronto. Emilia is looking forward to supporting individuals and families affected by epilepsy in our community, in particular through the Epilepsy Clinic at Hotel Dieu and through our epilepsy support group.

Board of Directors

Chair: Kyle Lawlor
Vice Chair: Tracey Augustyn
Treasurer: Adrian Fernandez
Director: Dennis Clark
Director: Harry Smith
Director: Karen Labbett

The Board of Directors is a group of elected volunteers who are responsible for governing the organization. The Board holds monthly meetings to manage the business and provide direction, supervision, and support for staff who manage the day-to-day activities of the organization.

We are currently seeking new Board members in the Kingston and Brockville areas, and welcome inquiries from interested community members. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Tom Coke, our Executive Director at:

(613) 542-6222
1-866-EPILEPSY (374-5377)
or via email: