Patricia Dean, MSN/ARNP, Board President

Patricia Dean, ARNP, MSN is Clinical Coordinator of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. Patricia Dean received her BS in Nursing from Downstate Medical Center and her Masters of Nursing at the University of Miami. Ms. Dean is nationally recognized for her work with children with epilepsy and has been involved with the consumer side of epilepsy on local, state, and national levels. She was formerly a board member of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and is the current president of the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. She is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award from the national Epilepsy Foundation organization and has also served on the Governor’s Task Force on Epilepsy. Dean is a highly sought-after lecturer and has published numerous articles. Her research interests are on the antecedents of developmental pathology in intractable epilepsy and self-management skills in epilepsy.
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