Dan Kotowski Dan advocates for Danny Did Foundation first as a person who has epilepsy himself. A former Illinois state senator, Dan has devoted his adult life to public service and to his family. Since taking the oath of office in January of 2007, Dan quickly became an independent voice for the 28th Senate district ushering in a new era of leadership for Illinois. During his time in office, he was instrumental in steering passage of the "Danny Stanton SUDEP Act" in 2013, one of just two laws in the U.S. to mandate reporting of SUDEP cases to a national registry.
Dan now serves as the CEO of ChildServ, a nonprofit that helps at-risk children and their families build better lives and reach their potential. Childserv provides community-based programs, including counseling, early childhood education, foster care and adoption services, residential group homes, and community support to vulnerable children and families in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties.
Prior to being elected to the Illinois senate in 2006, Dan served as the vice president of development and public affairs for UCAN, a human service agency that serves 5,000 children and families every year.
Dan graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana with a degree in English and Communications and received a Masters of Arts Degree from DePaul University. As a person living with epilepsy, he knows first-hand the issues that he advocates for as a member of the Danny Did board of directors. He lives with his wife Anne and their two boys in Park Ridge, IL.