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Epilepsy Durham Region Announces New Executive Director


Whitby – May 25, 2020 – It is with great pleasure that the Epilepsy Durham Region (EDR) Board of Directors announces the appointment of Chelsea Kerstens as the new Executive Director. Epilepsy Durham Region is a registered non-profit providing tailored support to strengthen individuals and their families’ ability to manage the physical, psychological and social effects of epilepsy.


Ms. Kerstens joined EDR in 2014 as the Community Outreach Associate bringing along significant experience in all client services, including epilepsy programming, advocacy, system navigation & client relations to the role of Executive Director. She is incredibly passionate about our agency’s cause, mission and values as well as the individuals and the families that we serve.

Epilepsy Durham Region will continue to adapt and transform how we deliver programs and services to ensure that we are able to provide the best support to all of our clients.

As EDR prepares to move into its next phase of growth, our Board of Directors ask that you join us in welcoming Ms. Kerstens into her new role as Executive Director effective immediately.


Cris Douglas

President | Epilepsy Durham Reigon



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