Ken Bridges, M.D.
Vice President of Global Blood Therapeutics
Sherrill Brown, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine; University of California Davis Medical Center
Reverend Betty Clark, M.A.
Founding Pastor, the Church Without Walls
Thomas Coates, M.D.
Division Head of Hematology
Director, Sickle Cell and Hemoglobinopathy Program, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Professor, Pediatrics and Pathology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine
Beverley Francis-Gibson, B.A., M.A.
President and CEO, Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Founder, Real Food Daily
President and CEO, Martin Center Sickle Cell Initiative
Kalpna Gupta, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Engineering Program at the Institute for Engineering in Medicine, University of Minnesota Medical School
Jon Hirshon, M.D., PhD, MPH, FACEP, FAAEM, FACPM
Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Senior Vice-Chairman of the University of Maryland’s, Baltimore, Institutional Review Board Title
Theopia Jackson, PhD.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Program Chair, Clinical Psychology, Saybrook University in Oakland, California
Cage Johnson, M.D.
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and of Physiology & Biophysics at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California
Director, Adult Sickle Cell Center at LAC+USC Medical Center
Gregory Kato, M.D.
Director, Sickle Cell Center of Excellence, Vascular Medicine Institute, University of Pittsburgh
Director of the Adult Sickle Cell Center at the Pittsburgh Heart, Lung, Blood and Vascular Medicine Institute and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh
Vernell Lucas, DC
Chiropractic Rehabilitation Specialist
Sarah Martin, PhD.
UCLA Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Program
Cecil McLinn, M.S.
Director, Sickle Cell Center, Montefiore Medical Center
Carol Penn, D.O., M.A.
Quality Community Health Center
Phuong-Thu Pham, M.D.
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Lauren Ragan, M.A., M.T.-B.C.
Nancy Rene, M.S.
Advocate, Retired Educator
CEO, Kind VR
Carolyn Rowley, Ph.D.
Founder and Executive Director
Cayenne Wellness Center
Adrienne Scott, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Wilmer Eye Institute
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Wally Smith, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Adult Sickle Cell Program
Marsha Treadwell, PhD
Northern California, Network of Care for Sickle Cell Disease
Elliott Vichinsky, M.D.
Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
Theodore Wun, M.D.
Associate Dean for Research, PI/Director, UC Davis Clinical and Translations Science Center
Chief, Division of Hematology Oncology at the UC Davis School of Medicine
Melissa Welles, C.N.H.P.
Natural Body Repair