President and CEO
Danielle Marano has been involved in the nonprofit field for over eleven years. Most recently in her past role as the Executive Director of the Epilepsy Foundation of Nevada. Prior to her arrival, Nevada had no resources or support for patients and families receiving a diagnosis of epilepsy. In 2009 Danielle and a small group of volunteers changed that. Danielle built a community of families that finally had a place to turn for help, education, and support. For the next seven years that small group of people turned into thousands served throughout Nevada. Danielle’s work in the epilepsy field is extremely personal to her as she is an individual living with Epilepsy.
Danielle was diagnosed with Generalized epilepsy at age thirteen. For over ten years she struggled to gain seizure control. After many failed medications, her team of doctors finally found a combination that worked to control her seizures. While living with epilepsy created its challenges, Danielle graduated College with a degree in Business Management and married her high school sweetheart. She is a mother to an amazing eight-year-old boy that keeps her very busy. Danielle’s motto has always been “if the plan doesn’t work change the plan but never the goal.” Seizures are never predictable and just when you think you have the right plan a seizure changes everything. We all must work together and never take our eyes off the goal.