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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)
Tracy Broomhead, RN., VA Puget Sound, (Seattle, WA)
Lisa Caylor, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Michael Doherty, MD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Peien (Emily) Fan, MD, Overlake Neuroscience Institute, (Bellevue, WA)
Bob Fraser, PhD., Neurological Vocational Services Unit, (Seattle, WA)
Ryder Gwinn, MD., Evergreen Health, (Kirkland, WA) 
Alan Haltiner, PhD., Swedish Neuroscience Institute, (Seattle, WA)
Lorie Hamiwka, MD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Mark Holmes, MD, Harborview Medical Center, (Seattle, WA)
Erica Johnson, PhD, CRC., Neurological Vocational Services Unit, (Seattle, WA)
Kevin Joseph, DO., UW Valley Neuroscience Institute, (Renton, WA)
Laura Lyman, MD., Tacoma Multi-Care, (Tacoma, 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., Harborview Medical Center, (Seattle, WA)
Russell Saneto, DO., PhD., Seattle Children’s Hospital, (Seattle, WA)
Justin Stahl, MD., Virginia Mason Clinic, (Seattle, WA)
David Vossler, M.D., UW Valley Neuroscience Institute (Renton, WA)
Steve White, PhD, University of Washington School of Pharmacy (Seattle, WA)

Eastern Washington

Greg MacDonald, M.D., Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital (Spokane, WA)
Lisa Toran, MD, Confluence Health (Wenatchee, WA)