Jessica Deering joined the Epilepsy Foundation Metro DC as Executive Director in June 2019. Before joining the Foundation, she was the Director, Development for the Heart Failure Society of America. She has also worked as Director of Corporate Development and Programs for Mended Hearts and as the Director of Alumni Programs for the Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Jessica has a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Management. She is an experienced non-profit professional with expertise in fundraising, project management, membership development, communications strategy, volunteer management and event planning.