Being part of a Board of Director's -Shows a dedication to help address a cause with in your community and national scale.

​    Jessica Starks, serves on the Board of Directors for the Wyoming Epilepsy Association.

     This is the second time that she has been on the board. She served on the original board when the foundation started in 2000.

    Jessica is a woman who has epilepsy and wants to help other women understand that they are not alone in Wyoming.

   Jessica has volunteered over the years, and in that time, she has learned more about epilepsy and developmental disabilities and how to provide education about her struggles  with epilepsy.

  . Jessica has had Epilepsy for 32 years; it started when she was a year old. Jessica has two kids who are under the custody of her parents due to her severe Epilepsy.     Over the years as a volunteer jessica has help in other ways she help develop a conference about women and epilepsy that had a great turnout and the feedback was great from the women that attended.

    Jessica has helped in providing great information on the changes she sees that need to be made in the community.

Board of Directors

Richard Leslie, is the founder/Executive Director of the Wyoming Epilepsy Association.

     Mr. Leslie advocates, educates and researches areas that focus on improving epilepsy and healthcare services in Wyoming.

    Mr. Leslie is currently active on various boards: State of Wyoming Health Advisory Council, Wyoming Health Access Network, Patient Advocacy Leadership Network. As well as being a major part in other board in the past ten years: Community Action of Laramie County, Governor’s Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Cheyenne Health and Wellness Center, and the University of Wyoming’s Institute for Disabilities.

     By being an active member of these boards, he has been inspired to work towards improving the overall healthcare of Wyoming.

     Mr. Leslie is 2007 Alumni of the Leadership Wyoming program and 2007 recipient of the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities Ralph Snyder “Everyday Hero” Award and was nominated for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award.

​​ Rose Sanders, has 4 children,

8 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren. What fun they are! She has been an LPN for over 30 years. Working in Geriatrics,

Med-Surg, Surgery, Dermatology. A very interesting career.

    Rose was hired thru the Experiences Works program that help older adults 55+ to learn the basic in computer programs and places them in employment opportunities with employers. Rose work from WEA as our office secretary and learned how to develop brochures, and an Excel database fro WEA to keep track of clients. 
   After, two years at WEA she became an AmeriCorps VISTA, with a goal - to spread the word throughout Wyoming that Wyoming Epilepsy Association is here to provide people with epilepsy information about advocacy, support, and education on epilepsy in general. 

   Rose is still active today serving on WEA's Board of directors and helping at looking at what programs need to be developed to help people with epilepsy, developmental disabilities have a better quality of life with in their communities.  

Jessica Starks


Volunteer. Admin. Assistant

Richard Leslie


​Program Director

​​Wyoming Epilepsy Association

Rose Sanders