The Professional Advisory Board (PAB) is composed of epilepsy experts across a wide range of medical disciplines. The PAB provides strategic and creative direction across the Epilepsy Foundation's portfolio of programs, services and initiatives. The PAB also provides expert advice and advocacy support for mission-focused state and federal issues involving people with epilepsy, including access to care and regulatory concerns.

Chair

  • David M. Ficker, MD, FAAN
    Cincinnati, Ohio

Chair-elect

  • Alison Pack, MD, MPH
    New York, New York

Secretary

  • Wendy Miller, PhD, RN, CCRN
    Indianapolis, Indiana

Members

  • Nicholas Abend, MD
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Amir Arain, MD
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Carrin Brandt, MS 
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Donna K. Broshek, PhD
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Rochelle Caplan, MD
    Los Angeles, California
  • Paul Carney, MD
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Stephanie Chen, MSN, MPH
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Sandra Cushner-Weinstein, PT, LICSW, LCSW-C
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Kathryn Davis, MD, MS, FAES
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Dennis Dlugos, MD, MSCE
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Julie Doss, PsyD, LP
    St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Daniel Fain, MD, FAAN
    Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Patrick Forcelli, PhD
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Daniel Friedman, MD
    New York, New York
  • Monisha Goyal, MD
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • L. John Greenfield, Jr., MD, PhD
    Farmington, Connecticut
  • Michael Gruenthal, MD, PhD
    Albany, New York
  • Susan T. Herman, MD
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Lawrence J. Hirsch, MD
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Aatif M. Husain, MD
    Durham, North Carolina
  • Sookyong Koh, MD, PhD
    Atlanta, Georgia
  • Barbara Kroner, MPH, PhD
    Rockville, Maryland
  • Thomas J. McCarrier, Reg EMT-Intermediate
    Stevens Point, Wisconsin
  • Danielle McDermott, MD, MS, FAES
    Aurora, Colorado
  • Keith Nagle, MD
    Burlington, Vermont
  • Mary Nasuta, RN, MS, NCSN
    Bel Air, Maryland
  • Lorraine Newborn-Palmer, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CNRN, CBIS
    Baltimore, Maryland
  • Douglas Nordli, Jr., MD
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Edward Novotny, MD, FACNS, FAAN, FAES
    Seattle, Washington
  • Joffre Olaya, MD
    Orange, California
  • Archana Pasupuleti, MD
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Patricia Penovich, MD
    Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Michael Scott Perry, MD
    Fort Worth, Texas
  • Ignacio L. Pita Garcia, MD
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Annapurna Poduri, MD, MPH
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • William Rosenfeld, MD
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • John Schreiber, MD
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Stephan Schuele, MD, MPH
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Chris Shandera
    Boise, Idaho
  • Ashwini Sharan, MD
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Beth Sheidley, MS, CGC
    Boston, MA
  • David Spencer, MD
    Portland, Oregon
  • William Tatum, DO
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Bethany Thomas, MSN, CRNP
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Sumeet Vadera, MD
    Orange, California
  • Richard S. Zimmerman, MD
    Phoenix, Arizona
  • Mary Zupanc, MD
    Orange, California

Non-Voting Liaisons

Severn B. Churn, PhD
Bethesda, Maryland

Pat Trudeau, R. EEG/T, CLTM
Marshfield, Wisconsin

Staff Support

Brandy Fureman, PhD
Chief Outcomes Officer
Landover, Maryland

Liz Schreiber
Program Manager
Landover, Maryland

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