EFEPA Staff 2018-01-26T13:45:06+00:00

Elizabeth Beil, President and CEO ebeil@efepa.org
Elizabeth Beil is currently the President and CEO of the Foundation. She joined the Foundation in May 2015 as the Camp, Transitions and Hispanic Services Coordinator. In this role she worked to promote a strong epilepsy community for our current families through Camp Achieve, expand Young Adult services, and intiate programs to involve the Hispanic communities within in the 18 counties we serve throughout Eastern PA. Elizabeth transitioned into the role of President and CEO in May 2017.  Her experience prior to joining the Foundation includes 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.  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


ellenEllen Baca, Lehigh Valley Resource Coordinator lv@efepa.org
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!


Missy Dolaway, Director of Development, mdolaway@efepa.org
Missy joined the EFEPA team as the Director of Development in December, 2017. Prior to the Epilepsy Foundation, Missy worked in fundraising and development for non-profits focusing on building and improving major donor communities, corporate partnerships, and events. Missy first became exposed to brain disorders and interested in the epilepsy community when she became an EMT in high school. Her experiences in emergency services and interests in the brain led her to graduate from Loyola University Maryland with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology… and Photography. Missy is a resident of our city of Philadelphia and when she’s not raising money for the epilepsy community, she loves spending time with friends and family, cheering on our Philly sports teams, and escaping to the Jersey Shore.


_AG_0008-XLSue Livingston, Education Coordinator slivingston@efepa.org
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 epilepsywv@efepa.org
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 slofton@efepa.org
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.


Kerri Michnya, Lancaster Resource Coordinator kmichnya@efepa.org 
Kerri Michnya serves as the Lancaster Resource Coordinator for the Epilepsy Foundation Eastern Pennsylvania. Her passion for the subject matter is organic and derives from her personal and lifelong journey living with epilepsy. Over 15 years experience serving in various roles within the field of social services, coupled with a constant desire to stay informed and relevant on all matters of epilepsy, has allowed Kerri to provide a value added service to those she works with. She currently resides in Lancaster County with her husband and daughter.