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Founded in 1957, the Sickle Cell Disease Foundation addresses the needs of individuals with sickle cell disease and their families by emphasizing educational and support programs and services that meet the physical, psychosocial and economic needs of our warriors and their caregivers. We're grateful for our dedicated and passionate staff. 

Our Team

Mary E. Brown

SCDF President & CEO

Deborah Green

Director of Health Education Program Director

Marlene E. Espinoza, MPH

Director of Newborn Screening Program/Health Educator/CHW

Patrice L. Ragin

Director of Operations

Portia Langdon

Director of Family Programs and Services/Health Educator

Anthony C. Wells

Regional CHW Clinical Manager

Yadira Duran Badwan

CHW Program Manager - Training and Compliance

Betty Lucatero

Senior Program Coordinator/Health Educator

Eileen Murray

Certified Sickle Cell Trait Counselor/Health Educator

Tina Coleman, MPH, MCHES

Training & Curriculum Design Specialist

Ashley Meneses, MPH

Community Health Worker

Sharod Johnson

Community Health Worker

Keyasia Currie

Community Health Worker

Jasmine Marshall

Community Health Worker 

Client Services Specialist

Michael Allen

Community Health Worker

Community Health Worker

Open Position

Ron Esponilla

Program Manager-Grants, Contracts, and Special Projects

Samantha Parnitvithikul, LCSW

Director, Mental Health Services

Jennifer Fields, MPH

Implementation Strategist

Ashley Williams, MPH

Program Manager

Rialton Reid

Receptionist/Office Assistant

Genesis Williamson

Receptionist/Office Assistant

Rachell Chebbo, ACSW

Mental Health Therapist

Greg Cheseman

Chief Financial Officer

Open Position

Program Assistant

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