Iowa Staff Members

Roxanne Cogil, Executive Director
Epilepsy Foundation Iowa
1111 9th Street, Suite 370, Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: 515-259-8528 Email:

Roxanne Cogil has been employed with the Epilepsy Foundation since May 2012 and is serving as Executive Director of Regional Teams. 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. In a volunteer role, Roxanne also serves as Central Regional Director overseeing 13 states for The Hemispherectomy Foundation, President for the Autism Society of Iowa Board of Directors and as an appointed member on the Governor’s Iowa Developmental Disabilities Council. 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.