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Our Care Team

Candida Brown, MD

Candida Brown, MD, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. During her youth, she was a nationally ranked gymnast until a knee injury closed that chapter in her life. Through her own physical therapy, she became interested in the medical field, and attended the University of Illinois College of Health Professions, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She then moved to Houston where she worked as an OTR first at The Methodist Hospital, and then in the local school district where she provided occupational therapy services to children with special needs. Through her experiences as an OTR, she found her passion in caring for children with neurological concerns.

Onica Kuch, RN, MSN, CPNP, CNRN, received her master's degree in nursing from Yale University with a specialty in pediatric chronic illness. She was inspired to become a nurse practitioner after being hospitalized for a brain tumor as a teen. She now uses that experience to support and guide her patients during difficult situations. Most of her career has been spent in the Bay Area, initially working in pediatric oncology but transitioning to pediatric neurology for the last 10+ years. She enjoys spending time with her family and dog, snowboarding, and volunteering.

Laura Mazza, MSN, CPNP, is a certified registered pediatric nurse practitioner. She received her BSN and MSN degrees from Thomas Jefferson University. Before joining Diablo Valley Child Neurology, she was a nurse practitioner for a pediatric primary care practice close to Davis, California, working extensively with children with ADHD and developmental delays. She has also worked in various nursing roles at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, focusing on high-risk infusion coordination and administration for neurological conditions as well as other specialty care needs. In addition to clinical practice, she has performed extensive research on the neurodevelopmental implications of early painful stimuli on premature children at school age.

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