Helene graduated from Newcomb College in 1987 and went on to attend Tulane University’s School of Medicine. Helene then began working in pediatrics in Houston where she completed her residency, citing her own childhood pediatrician as her inspiration to pursue the field. She also serves as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Harris County Medical Association. Helene is an avid volunteer as a life member of Girl Scouts and the Susan G. Komen Foundation and enjoys spending her free time with her family. Her husband, Ronnie Sheena M.D., is also a Tulane alumnus (A&S ’85, M *90) as well as two of her three daughters, Michelle (SE ’16) and Brittney (SE ’18).