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Professional Advisory Board

The Epilepsy Foundation Washington’s Professional Advisory Board – (PAB-WA) is composed of health care professionals (neurologists, epileptologists, neuropsychologists, nurses and social workers) who provide guidance on epilepsy related health topics, help with public education and information, support EFWA fundraising activities and programs, and is the lead committee for the annual Camp Discovery. The PAB-WA may also include non-medical professionals such as an attorney, educator or other related profession.

PAB-WA Members

Chair, Edward “Rusty” Novotny, Jr., M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital/UW Medicine (Seattle, WA)

Western Washington

Seema Afridi, MD., Peacehealth Neurology, (Bellingham, WA)
Gail Anderson, PhD., University of Washington, (Seattle, WA)
Tracy Broomhead, RN., VA Puget Sound, (Seattle, WA)
Lisa Caylor, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Bridget Cota, MSN., ARNP, CPNP., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Michael Doherty, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Bob Fraser, PhD., Neurological Vocational Services Unit, (Seattle, WA)
Ryder Gwinn, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Alan Haltiner, PhD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Lorie Hamiwka, MD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Erica Johnson, PhD, CRC., Neurological Vocational Services Unit, (Seattle, WA)
Nancy Johnson, RN., Harborview Medical Center, (Seattle, WA)
Susan Jones, RN, BSN, CPN., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Kevin Joseph, DO., UW Valley Neuroscience Institute, (Renton, WA)
Laura Lyman, MD., Tacoma Multi-Care, (Tacoma, WA)
John Miller, MD, PhD., Harborview Medical Center, (Seattle, WA)
Edward “Rusty” Novotny, Jr., M.D., Seattle Children’s Hospital/UW Medicine (Seattle, WA)
Jeffrey Ojemann, MD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
James Owens, MD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Nicholas Poolos, MD., PhD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Russell Saneto, DO., PhD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Jehuda Sepkuty, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Hillary Shurtleff, PhD, ABPP/CN., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Justin Stahl, MD., Virginia Mason Clinic, (Seattle, WA)
David Vossler, M.D., UW Valley Neuroscience Institute (Renton, WA)

Eastern Washington

Greg MacDonald, M.D., Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (Spokane, WA)