Brianna Romines, MPA, President

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Brianna Romines is the President of the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. Romines has served the Foundation since 2005, cultivating a true partnership with the epilepsy community in Michigan. Her passion and commitment to those suffering from the effects of epilepsy knows no bounds.

In her prior role as Vice President of Development for the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan, Romines has had a direct hand in generating well over $3.1 million in revenue which has benefited the epilepsy community in Michigan.

Romines is well known for her exceptional skills in community outreach. During her tenure with the Foundation, she has:

  • Managed and overseen all aspects of donor relations, including corporate sponsorships and a major gifts pilot program working with the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
  • Overseen and managed all general fundraising activities, event logistics and budgets for the Foundation.
  • Created and implemented a comprehensive digital platform for the Foundation's largest fundraiser, the Summer Stroll for Epilepsy™ fundraising walks, in multiple Michigan cities.
  • Launched the highly successful Toasting Hope Wine Event which has raised more than $700,000 since its inception.
  • Created and executed multiple, successful initiatives including the Annual Fund Direct Mail Appeal, a Third Party Fundraising Program, a multi-faceted stewardship plan which allowed for an enhanced donor experience, a standardized volunteer application and internal process, a new logo/branding change and more.
  • In her role as a leader, she has managed, coached and motivated the staff of the Foundation.

In 2009, Romines was recognized as the National Staff Person of the year by the Epilepsy Foundation of America - the highest honor a non-executive employee can receive. She also led the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan to its first ever Golden Circle Award administered by the Epilepsy Foundation of America and given only when a fundraising event has the net revenue of over $100,000.

Romines has a master's in Public Administration from Oakland University with a concentration in nonprofit management. She attended Grand Valley State University and received a bachelors of science in public and nonprofit administration. She lives in White Lake with her husband and two young sons.