Allison McCartinAllison McCartin, President and CEO Allison McCartin is currently the President and CEO of the Foundation. She began her work with the Foundation in November 2007 in the Development Department planning the numerous fundraisers that fund the EFEPA’s free programs and services. Each event allowed Allison to meet more of the people affected by epilepsy and to further understand the significance of the Foundation. It was through the relationships built in the Development Department that she was asked to assume the role of President and CEO by the Foundation’s Board of Directors in February 2010. Allison graduated from Dickinson College as an International Business and Management Major aspiring to work in the nonprofit sector. She finds herself challenged each day by the mission of the EFEPA to bring awareness and understanding to the cause.

ellenEllen Baca, Lehigh Valley Resource Coordinator Ellen Baca joined the EFEPA as the Lehigh Valley Coordinator in September 2008. As a parent of two children with autism, Ellen has many years of experience advocating for effective support and services for the disability community. Ellen earned her BA in Business Management from Desales University in 1987. Ellen, her husband Mike, and three children live in Coopersburg. She likes to golf but never seems to have the time!


Elizabeth Beil, Camp, Transitions and Hispanic Services Coordinator Elizabeth Beil is the Camp, Transitions and Hispanic Services Coordinator for the EFEPA. She brings a variety of experiences including managing residential services for developmentally disabled adults, coordinating healthcare services for underprivileged Guatemalan girls, as well as 10 years in Guatemala building a K-12 school and supporting community education and infrastructure projects. In addition to continuing to promote a strong epilepsy community for our current families through Camp Achieve and Young Adult services, she will initiate programs to involve the Hispanic communities within in the 18 counties we serve throughout Eastern PA. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College in 2001. She resides in Montgomery County and enjoys gardening, knitting, and spending time with her family.

Susan Bolno, Adult Resource Coordinator Susan is a person with epilepsy and has been involved with EFEPA since 2004 when she visited the office for the first time. Before accepting the Adult Resource Coordinator position, she actively participated in the Adult Support Group, attended many Epilepsy Education and Information Exchanges, and walked in the Summer Stroll. In 2008, Susan became the Adult Resources Coordinator and keeps our constituents informed of current programs, legislation, and services which may benefit them. Her passion for the work she does is derived from the relationships she has built with others who experience epilepsy as well as with the other organizations and agencies that support our cause.

juliaJulia Greenberger, Development Associate Julia Greenberger is the Development Associate at the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania and started in 2008. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006. Her background in event planning, marketing, and graphic design has enabled her to produce numerous successful events of the EFEPA.  She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband and daughter.


all ik Alli Kowalski, Development Associate Alli joined the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania as a Development Associate in 2014. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Global Studies and Business from Lehigh University in 2012 and her Master’s of Nonprofit Management from the University of Central Florida in 2014. Before her time at the EFEPA, Alli worked in development for various nonprofits in the Lehigh Valley and Greater Philadelphia region. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the city, working out, and spending time with friends and family.

_AG_0008-XLSue Livingston, Education Coordinator Sue serves as Education Coordinator of the Foundation. Her background in education from the University of Delaware has allowed her to cultivate the Project School Alert program,  law enforcement and first responder trainings, in addition to coordinating educational conferences for the past 19 years. One of Sue’s passions about working with the Foundation is her involvement as the Medical Director for the EFEPA’s Camp Achieve.

maryMary Loughlin, Northeast Resource Coordinator Mary started to volunteer for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pa in 2000 while actively looking for help & resources for her son, Michael, who had just been diagnosed with epilepsy. Retiring after 32 years with Verizon as a Technician she stepped up her volunteer time and eventually became the Wyoming Valley Coordinator in 2004. Since then an office was established in Wilkes-Barre that she can use to serve the six most northern counties. Having served on the Wyoming Valley United Way Board, the Penn’s Woods Girl Scout Board of Directors, an Associates Degree from Penn State’s Labor Leadership Academy, and living daily as a parent of a child with epilepsy, she brings a variety of experience to the Foundation. Mary loves being a counselor at Camp Achieve each summer and enjoys talking with people and doing educational programs the best. Shopping is her favorite hobby which fits in well while she travels around her counties doing work. Mary lives in Plymouth, Luzerne County with her husband Bill, son Mike and wife Rena.