Iowa Staff Members

Roxanne Cogil, Director of Iowa Epilepsy Services
Epilepsy Foundation, Iowa Office
1111 9th Street, Suite 370, Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-238-7660 Email:

Roxanne Cogil is the Director of Iowa Epilepsy Services for the Epilepsy Foundation since May 2012. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in 1995 and completed training and testing to become a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS) in March 2015. Responsibilities include overseeing statewide programs, services and advocacy, as well as providing direct service in central and western Iowa to individuals, families and professionals impacted by epilepsy. Roxanne also serves as Central Regional Director overseeing 13 states for The Hemispherectomy Foundation, on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Iowa, an appointed member on the Governor’s Advisory Council for Brain Injuries, an appointed member on the Iowa Olmstead Consumer Taskforce and on the Governing Board and Advisory Board for the Heart of Iowa MHDS Region. Roxanne’s inspiration and passion for helping others with epilepsy stems from the journey with her daughter’s intractable epilepsy, which led to a right hemispherectomy brain surgery in 2009 and a 2nd brain surgery in 2016 in order to attain seizure freedom. Roxanne was presented the Jo Ann Kramer Founders Award in March 2015 at the Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa’s Annual Conference as Advocate of the Year.

Sloane Henry, Eastern Iowa Service Coordinator
Epilepsy Foundation, Eastern Iowa Office
UIHC Dept. of Neurology, 200 Hawkins Drive, 2162 RCP, Iowa City, Iowa 52242
Phone: 319-359-8682 Email:

Sloane Henry is originally from Atlanta, Georgia, but has lived in Iowa City for the past twelve years with her husband and two teenage sons. She has a background in Child and Family Development with a Master’s degree in Mentoring Programs. Sloane has worked for a variety of non-profit community agencies including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and 4Cs: Community Coordinated Child Care. She is passionate about helping others with community resources, education and advocacy. When not working, Sloane enjoys spending time with family and friends, taking walks, travelling (especially to the beach) and being creative. Sloane serves Eastern Iowa with an office located in Iowa City. She enjoys being a resource while learning from all of you along her journey that began with the Epilepsy Foundation in 2015.