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

_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.



Serena Lofton, Administrative Assistant Serena joined the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania as the Administrative Assistant in June 2016. She graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. Before her time at EFEPA, she worked in various nonprofits where she took on many different roles. Her background is in early childhood education, working with children on the autism spectrum, and administrative support. Serena is passionate about helping people, and takes joy knowing she can make a difference in someone’s life. She currently resides in Philadelphia with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being out in nature, and traveling.

Cortney Dotts, Development Associate Cortney joined the Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern PA in February 2017. She graduated from Lock Haven University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management, Community Commercial. Cortney comes from a diverse background in sports and nonprofit organizations. She is dedicated to raising funds to support those not only affected by epilepsy/seizure disorders, but any health issue. She currently resides in Philadelphia and enjoys spending time with those that mean the most to her, trying new recipes, dancing and watching sports. Go EAGLES!