DAVID MANCHON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
On February 1, 2022, David Manchon took on the role of Executive Director for the Epilepsy Association, becoming the organization’s third person to hold the position.
Before this, he spent a decade working as the Director of Admissions at Bishop Moore Catholic High School (BMCHS). During his time there, David played a significant role in establishing the College & Career Center and supervised its growth. He was also an active member of the math department and held positions as head coach for wrestling and bowling, as well as an assistant track & field coach. Notably, he was the Hornet Football team’s Public Address announcer 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.
David@epilepsyassociation.com | (407) 422 – 1416 Ext. 101
CEIL LAYFIELD, COMMUNITY ADVOCATE/COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
MICHAEL SHEEHAN, PREVENTION AND EDUCATION COORDINATOR
Mike became a part of our team in 2017, initially working as an Orlando Care Coordinator, and has since been promoted to our Epilepsy Prevention and Education Program in February 2022. He is an asset to our organization, thanks to his diverse background that has allowed him to make positive contributions wherever he has worked.
Prior to joining us, Mike traveled the world as a Cruise Director, entertaining people from various countries and creating long-lasting memories for them. This experience, combined with his role as a Care Coordinator and his understanding of epilepsy, makes him the perfect person to educate the community about this condition.
Mike’s unique combination of skills and expertise enable him to serve our clients’ needs effectively, while also working to raise awareness and educate the public about epilepsy. His dedication and passion for his work are evident in everything he does, and we are fortunate to have him as a member of our team.
Mike@epilepsyassociation.com | (407) 422 – 1416 Ext. 102
CHRISTIAN SPINELLA, COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR
Christian has recently joined the Epilepsy Association team as our Communications Coordinator, beginning his role in early 2023. Before joining our organization, he gained experience in administration and project management with another local non-profit, One Heart for Women and Children. Additionally, he has had a distinguished career in the hospitality and service industry, specializing in working with and training emerging coffee shops. In addition, Christian’s experience as a freelance videographer, photographer, and graphic designer provides him with a broad range of creative skills that are highly relevant to his current role.
Christian’s passion for contributing to the greater good has drawn him to the non-profit sector, where he is eager to continue his impactful work. His expertise and enthusiasm make him a valuable addition to our team and we are confident that Christian will play an integral role in advancing the Epilepsy Association forward. We look forward to his contributions to our mission!
Christian@epilepsyassociation.com | (407) 422 – 1416 Ext. 110
PACHI MANGIONE, LEAD CARE COORDINATOR
Pachi Mangione has been a valuable member of the Epilepsy Association team since 1997. With a Bachelor of Public Administration from Barry University and an Associate’s degree in Mental Health from Texas, she also completed her Certification in Case Management in Florida.
Her extensive background includes Case Management, Residential Care, Mental Health, and Epilepsy, among others. As Lead Care Coordinator, Pachi has helped countless clients by providing information, referrals, support (both 1:1 and in support groups), and education to clients, their families, and friends.
Pachi’s fluency in both English and Spanish has been an invaluable asset, allowing her to assist clients and their families when a language barrier exists. She has also volunteered at numerous Association events, using her networking skills to promote the programs and work of the Association. Pachi’s connections have even led to several critical donations to the Association.
Pachi@epilepsyassociation.com | (407) 422 – 1416 Ext. 104
JEANNETTE BEVIS, CARE COORDINATOR
Introducing our latest addition to the Epilepsy Association team – Jeannette, our dedicated Care Coordinator!
With a wealth of experience in various roles, including her recent position as a 3rd-grade teacher at Seminole County Public Schools, Jeannette brings a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by our community! Prior to that, she also made valuable contributions working at the Seminole County Public Library.
As a UCF graduate, Jeannette holds a BA degree, showcasing her commitment to continuous learning and personal growth! Her passion for making a difference extends beyond her professional career, as she has actively volunteered for multiple nonprofit organizations. We are thrilled to have Jeannette on board, and her expertise and dedication will undoubtedly strengthen our ability to support individuals affected by epilepsy.
“I am excited to join the team and help make a difference in the lives of our clients.” – Jeannette Bevis
Jeannette@epilepsyassociation.com | (407) 422 – 1416 Ext. 100
JACKIE HEYLIGER, BREVARD COUNTY
Jackie has been a dedicated member of the Epilepsy Association team since 2004, where she currently oversees the Brevard region. In her role, she provides exceptional care to clients in Brevard County while also managing the office there. Before joining the Association, Jackie made a significant impact in the field of parent education and child abuse prevention. Her experience and expertise have been invaluable assets to the Association’s mission of supporting those living with epilepsy and seizure disorders.