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EAU hires Holly Ferrin as New Executive Director

EAU hires Holly Ferrin as New Executive Director
Dedicated activist and long time advocate takes over during time of unparalleled growth.
SALT LAKE CITY, Sunday, August 4, 2013 – The Epilepsy Association of Utah announced today the appointment of Holly Ferrin in the role of Executive Director, replacing departing Director Jenn Whiting.
“Ms. Ferrin’s background of community work, coupled with her years of volunteer service and civic experience stood out among the candidates”, said Association President Annette Maughan. “Holly has been on our Board for a few years, and we know what a fabulous job she has done as the Director of Programs and Services. Knowing our offerings as well as she does was a huge benefit when she applied for consideration”.
Holly recently completed her University Degree in Deaf Studies. In past roles she has served as a Midvale City Youth Ambassador and was, most recently a Guest Speaker at the UVU Oppression Conference in 2012. Her expertise in Social Media will continue to be leveraged by the EAU as we embark on new media campaigns and continue to build on our community awareness programs.
Welcome Holly!
Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.
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