Maureen Sheehan, President Elect

Maureen Sheehan


Maureen Sheehan is a CPNP in the Child Neurology and Epilepsy Programs at Stanford Children’s Healthcare in Palo Alto CA. She has been working with ACNN on the website update, her work with computers began in the 70’s with a mainframe that filled an entire basement! Maureen’s professional interests include the ketogenic diet, the psychosocial aspects of epilepsy, and teaching anyone and everyone about neurology and epilepsy.

Kathryn O'Hara, President

Kathryn O’Hara


Kathy O'Hara has been a nurse since 1976. She is currently employed at Virginia Commonwealth University and has been in her position since 1985. She is the Epilepsy Nurse Clinician in a very busy pediatric neurology practice. Her focus is on research and education for patients, families, schools and the community. She is the current President of ACNN and looks forward to continue work with the board on many projects and having a great conference as well as being a resource to other pediatric nurses. She is a board member for the Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia- Central Virginia Chapter. She is also involved and on several committees of the American Epilepsy Society. She has helped develop the slide deck for Epilepsy 101 which is on the AES website. She has written numerous articles about Epilepsy and has lectured nationally on Epilepsy and First Aid for Seizures. Her passion is helping patients and families dealing with seizures and being a Patient Advocate while teaching them to be their own advocate.

Jo Ellen Lee, Secretary

Jo Ellen Lee


Jo Ellen is an advanced practice nurse in the division of neurology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She has been there for the past 9 years. She specializes in the care of children with strokes and headaches. She became a member of the ACNN to be able to network and learn from other child neurology nurses.

Nicole Holuba LaMarca

Nicole Holuba LaMarca


Gretchen Heckel

Gretchen Heckel


Gretchen Heckel is a Ambulatory Nurse Clinician at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Neurology clinic. She has been working in pediatric neurology since 2007. She has been the Muscular Dystrophy Clinic coordinator since that time as well. As a new member to the ACNN board she hopes to assist in the building and expansion of their outreach and research divisions.

Rhonda Werner, Director

Rhonda Werner


Rhonda Roell Werner is an advanced practice nurse on the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. She has worked in pediatric neurology since 1986. She has worked with ACNN in a variety of roles, most recently as a Director on the ACNN Board as liaison with the Award and Clinical Practice committees. Her practice interests are pediatric epilepsy co-morbidities, epilepsy surgery, the ketogenic diet, and transition from the pediatric to adult world.

Sue Yudovin, Director

Sue Yudovin



Awards: Amy Vierhile
Clinical Practice: Ruth Rosenblum
Communications: Maria Zak
Continuing Education: Sue Yudovin
Nominations: Marian Kolodgie
Membership: Kathleen Pawlik
Research: Jean Young