Professional Advisory Board

Our Leadership

Our Foundation Leadership is responsible for guiding our efforts, our staff, and our community members in leading the charge to help people and families affected by epilepsy in New England.

Professional Advisory Board

Tracey Milligan, MD

Chair
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Neurology
Clinical Competency Director, Partners Neurology Residency Assistant Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey E. Arle, MD, PhD

Associate Chief, Neurosurgery-BIDMC
Chief, Neurosurgery
Mt. Auburn Hospital Associate Professor
Neurosurgery-Harvard Medical School
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Mt. Auburn Hospital

Joshua P. Aronson, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Geisel School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Adult Epilepsy
Dartmouth College
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Andrew S. Blum, MD, PhD

Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program
Director, EEG Lab
Chief, Division of Adult Epilepsy
Rhode Island Hospital
Director, Neurology Residency Training Program
Associate Professor of Neurology
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Cheryl Cahill, MSN, RN

Epilepsy Center
Boston Children’s Hospital

Bernard S. Chang, MD, MMSc

Advisory Dean and Director, Francis Weld Peabody Society
Associate Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Comprehensive Epilepsy Center,
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Catherine J. Chu, M.D., M.A., M.M.Sc.

Director, Neonatal and Pediatric Continuous EEG Monitoring
Divisions of Child Neurology and Neurophysiology
Massachusetts General Hospital

Keith Davies, MB, BCh

Neurosurgeon
Boston Medical Center

Laurie Douglass, MD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy
Director, Telehealth Epilepsy Care Collaborative
Division of Child Neurology
Boston Medical Center

Barbara Dworetzky, MD

Chief, Epilepsy Division
Director, Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program
Department of Neurology
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School

Eduardo Garcia, MD

Neurologist
Newton-Wellesley Hospital

Marie Hennessy

Ex Officio
Employment Services Specialist
Epilepsy Foundation New England

Heidi Henninger, MD

Neurologist
Maine Medical Partners

Gregory L. Holmes, MD

Chair, Department of Neurological Sciences
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Barbara C. Jobst, MD, Dr. med, FAAN

Professor of Neurology
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Director, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Epilepsy Center
Vice Chair, Department of Neurology

Elaine T. Kiriakopoulos, MD, MSc

Ex Officio
Neurologist

James Kryzanski, MD

Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program
Tufts Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery

W Curt LaFrance Jr MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology,
Alpert Medical School
Brown University
Director of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Neurology,
Rhode Island Hospital

Susan Linn

Ex Officio
President & CEO
Epilepsy Foundation New England

Jong Woo Lee, MD, PhD

Neurologist
Harvard Medical School

David C. McCarthy, Jr., MD

Director of EEG Laboratory and Epilepsy Division
VA Boston Healthcare System
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Georgia D. Montouris, MD

Director, Epilepsy Services
Boston Medical Center
Associate Clinical Professor of Neurology
Boston University School of Medicine

Phillip L. Pearl, M.D.

Director of Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology
Boston Children's Hospital
William G. Lennox Chair and Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School 

Catherine Phillips, MD

Director, Epilepsy Program
Director, EEG Laboratory
Director of Outpatient Neurology
UMass Memorial Medical Center
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Samantha S. Schmidt

Project Coordinator
Managing Epilepsy Well Network
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Patricia Osborne Shafer, RN, MN

Epilepsy Nurse Specialist
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
Senior Director of Health Information and Resources,
Associate Editor of Epilepsy.com Epilepsy Foundation

Elizabeth A. Thiele MD PhD

Director, Pediatric Epilepsy Program
Director, Herscot Center for TSC Massachusetts General Hospital Professor of Neurology
Harvard Medical School

Alcy Torres, MD

Boston Medical Center

Allison Troy, LICSW

Cognitive Neurology Unit
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Marianne Wagner, RNBC BSN

School Nurse
Indian Orchard Elementary School

Kim Celone Willment, PhD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Karen Zelano, RN, CPN

Certified School Nurse Teacher