Who We Are

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OUR VISION

Sickle Cell Association envisions becoming the leader in championing the advancement of the sickle cell awareness initiatives and patient advocacy in Hampton Roads Virginia.

MISSION STATEMENT

The Sickle Cell Association, Inc. serves as a vehicle and resource center for the psycho social, education and support service needs of sickle cell families affected by the disease.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

* Sickle Cell Association, Inc. was founded in 1972 as a nonprofit, community based organization. Its programs in community health education and support counseling services are funded through a grant from the Virginia Department of Health, and partial grants from Franklin –Southampton Area United Way, Eastern Shore of Virginia United Way, community donations and annual special events.

* The Sickle Cell Association, Inc. has a 7-member Board of Directors and a staff of three with a core of 100 volunteers

* The Sickle Cell Association, Inc. serves the Hampton Roads region of Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Southampton County, Suffolk, Virginia Beach and the Virginia Eastern Shore.

* The Association is a member of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. and Statewide Sickle Cell Chapters of Virginia.

ORGANIZATION/STAFF MEMBERS

STAFF

Judy Anderson, MA, Executive Director
Shirley Taylor, MSW, Social Worker

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Yvette Williams, Ed.D., President
Tasha Simmons, Psy.D, Vice President
Lisa Cooper Lewis, Secretary
Lottie Boone, Treasurer
Patricia Cowen
Charles Peek
Alfred Steward

SUFFOLK ADVISORY COMMITTEE

                        Rev. Felton Whitfield, Chair             Mamie Kindred, Co-Chair    
                        Gracie Bunch                                     Rev. Betty Montgomery
                        Johnnie Bunch                                   Dorothy Rawles, Emeritus
                        Margaret Colander                            Ruby Walden, Emeritus
                        Mary Copeland                                  Janice White
                        Patricia Goodman                             Chryalene Whitfield
                        Lula Holland                                       Clara Williams
                        Sheriff Raleigh Isaac
                        Evelyn Faye Ledbetter

EASTERN SHORE VOLUNTEER OUTREACH LIAISON

Jane G. Cabarrus

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