DAVID MANCHON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Mr. Manchon joined the Epilepsy Association as its’ third Executive Director February 1, 2022 after serving the past 10 years as the Director of Admissions at Bishop Moore Catholic High School (BMCHS). While there, he created and oversaw the implementation and development of the schools College & Career Center, was a member of the math department and was the head coach for wrestling, bowling and assistant track & field coach. He also served as their Public Address announcer for the Hornet Football team for 21 seasons.
“I am excited to join the Epilepsy Association as the Executive Director. Following in the footsteps of Chuck Carmen is humbling. I welcome the opportunity to serve the Central Florida community by ensuring those living with epilepsy have a home where they can find compassion, care and comfort.” David Manchon.
CEIL LAYFIELD, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Ceil joined the staff of the Epilepsy Association in April of 2010. In her role as the assistant to the Executive Director she provides administrative support and acts as a liaison between the Executive Director and program services. Ceil also serves as a client advocate. She participates in events that provide education and information about epilepsy and seizure disorders.
Her background in event planning and public relations has been a perfect fit as coordinator of the annual “AutoClassic” Golf Tournament and Auction presented each year by the Central Florida Auto Dealers Association benefiting the Epilepsy Association and, our annual Old Fashion “Purple Picnic”.
Prior to joining the Association, Ceil worked at McNamara Pontiac, Inc. for nearly 25 years, serving as the Executive Assistant to the President & Owner. She organized community functions for the dealership, coordinated the General Motors Standards for Excellence customer service and the Child Safety Seat initiative programs, employee relations, benefits and activities. She interacted with top executives, government officials, community leaders and corporate CEOs.
Her affiliations are with Children’s Safety Coalition of Orange County, Lake Villas Condominium Association, Sea Oats Condominium Association, Orlando Police Department, Orange County Sheriff’s Department, National Wild Turkey Federation, West Orange Chamber of Commerce, Orlo Vista Chamber of Commerce and the Orlo Vista United Safe Neighborhood, and Go Gators!
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, PREVENTION AND EDUCATION MANAGER
Mike joined us in 2017 as an Orlando Care Coordinator and advanced to our Epilepsy Prevention and Education Program February 2022. Mike brings to us a distinctive combination of career background that produced positive contributions wherever he was. Before coming to Orlando Mike traveled the world as a Cruise Director entertaining people from countries worldwide, creating a smile, laughter and memories that will last a life time. These experiences as a Care Coordinator serving our clients needs, his understanding epilepsy and his working with people make him the ideal person to educate the community on epilepsy.
PACHI MANGIONE, ORLANDO
Pachi Mangione began working at the Epilepsy Association in 1997. She graduated from Barry University, with a BPA and also hold a degree in Mental Health Degree (AAS) from Texas. She completed her Certification in Case Management here in Florida.
Her background includes but is not limited to Case management, Residential Care, Mental Health, and Epilepsy to name a few. As a case manager, she has worked extensively with the public, providing information, referrals, support (1:1 and support groups) and education to client their family and friends.
As a bilingual translator, she has been able to assist both our clients and their family when a language barrier exists. Volunteering in many of Association’s events throughout the years, Pachi has focused on networking and promoting the programs and work of the Association. Through her networking, she has organized several critical donations to the Association.
JACKIE HEYLIGER, BREVARD COUNTY
Jackie manages the Brevard region for the Epilepsy Association. She has been with the Association since 2004. Not only does she take excellant care of the clients in Brevard County she manages the Brevard County office as well. Prior to working for Association, Jackie worked in the field of parent education and child abuse prevention.