Annette Maughan and her husband, Glenn, live in Saratoga Springs Utah with their four children: Glenn (Bug), Taylor, Ava, and Aiden. Bug has refractory epilepsy caused, in part, by a Cerebral Folate Deficiency stemming from a Folate Autoantibody and has had over 10,000 seizures of varying types in the last 9 years.
Prior to her involvement with epilepsy awareness, Annette worked in the technology industry for almost 20 years. She held an AVP of Technology position at the Bank of America in Chicago and was the System Administrator for the Broadband Division of The Walt Disney Internet Group. She resigned from Disney and started her own technical consulting firm servicing the Los Angeles area successfully for 4 years. When Bug was almost three and Taylor was 6 months old, he had his first tonic/clonic seizure. From that moment on, Annette put her company on hold and dedicated herself to ensuring her son would be accepted for who he is and never shunned for who he is not.
She became involved with the Epilepsy Association in May of 2010 after moving back to Utah to get medical attention for Bug and was asked to be their Vice President in March of 2011. In July of 2012, she was invited to become the CEO/President of the Association. In August of 2013, Annette led the EAU in a legislative effort to bring a cannabis treatment option to Utah citizens. In July of 2014, the bill that grew from that effort was signed into law, becoming the first such law in the Nation. Annette has committed herself to raising awareness about epilepsy and providing support for other families living with the condition.