Mary Anne Meskis

Mary Anne was a founding member of DSF, stepping off of the Board to take the position of Executive Director in 2012. She is a passionate advocate for the Dravet syndrome community and has served in various capacities for the community prior to the inception of DSF in 2009. In addition, she currently serves on several epilepsy working groups, including the Epilepsy Leadership Council. She has owned and managed several small businesses in the private sector, spanning over 25 years. This business experience has translated well into her role as Executive Director. She is responsible for the overall organizational management and has continued to expand programming and fund development for DSF. Mary Anne resides in North Carolina with her husband and her youngest son, Elliot, who has Dravet syndrome. It is her son who drives her to be a catalyst for change within the Dravet syndrome community.

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Austin Watson – Family Network Coordinator

As the Family Network Coordinator, Austin oversees the Family Ambassador and Brand Ambassador Programs, acts as a moderator for online support groups, organizes gatherings both digital and live, acts as liaison between families and DSF, and other duties to further the mission of DSF. Originally from Northwest Washington, Austin lives in Boise, Idaho with her …

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2023 Day of Dravet: West – Agenda

Time Session Speaker 10:00am-10:30am Registration & Breakfast 10:30am-10:45am Welcome Mary Anne Meskis – DSF Executive Director 10:45am-11:00am DSF Programs & Initiatives for Families Erin Reoyo – DSF Family Network Liaison 11:00am-11:45pm Overview of Dravet Syndrome Veronica Hood, PhD – DSF Scientific Director 11:45am-12:15pm Valtoco to the Rescue Nancy Santilli, NP 12:15pm-12:30pm Sibling Camp Update Laurie …

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