Deborah A. Lafond, DNP PPCNP-BC CHPPN FPCN CPON®Chief Executive Officer

"Dr. Deborah La Fond is currently the Chief Executive Officer of PANDA Education and Consultants, PLLC. She recently retired from Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, with over 22 years of experience in oncology, specifically neuro-oncology, and 7 years of experience in pediatric palliative care as the Clinical Director of the PANDA Palliative Care Team.

Dr. LaFond Received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Maryland, her Masters in Nursing from the University of Hawaii, and her Bachelors in Nursing from the University of Maryland. She is a Sojourns Scholar in pediatric palliative care through the Cambia Health Foundation. She is also an ELNEC-Pediatric Palliative Care national trainer and an EPEC-Pediatric trainer. Dr. LaFond has a certificate in Bioethics from Georgetown University."