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We are grateful for our dedicated and diverse Board of Directors comprised of accomplished professionals and individuals deeply passionate about eradicating the impact of sickle cell disease.

Executive Board

Rahman Cooper,
SCDF Chairman

Senior Sales Representative, Lilly

Erin Jordan,

1st Vice-Chair

Director Corporate Responsibility, Paramount Pictures

Leslie Conliffe,

2nd Vice-Chair

Partner, Literary Manager

Lawnet Braggs,

Corp. Secretary

Marketing Manager, USPS Los Angeles District

Mike Rogers, Treasurer

Manager of Admin-Western Div, Herzog Contracting

Mary E. Brown

SCDF President & CEO

Diane Nugent, MD

President & Founder, Medical Director, Center for Inherited  Blood Disorders

David Wash

Executive Vice President, Stone Miller

Tony Gonzalez

Partner, London & Gonzalez

Board Members

Shondrella Avery


Diane Batham-Garcia, RN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Kaiser Permanente

Jamal Munnerlyn

Owner, Munnerlyn Enterprises 

Damon Olliver

Business Owner, Urban Campus

Charlotte Wiseman, RN (Retired)

Kaiser Permanente

Marilyn Batchelor (Member-at-Large)

Branding Marketing Expert

Yolanda Gorman, PhD


Chief of Staff to Chancellor Gene Block, UCLA  

Charles Young


Product Development Manager Hallmark, Inc.

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