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Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. Hires New President & CEO


The Board of Directors for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. (SCDAA) announces the hiring of Beverley Francis-Gibson as its 5th President & CEO in its 45 year history. After an extensive national search, Francis-Gibson emerged as the best fit for the organization. She brings over 20 years of diverse experience as a nonprofit leader, and most recently served as the Executive Director for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Howard County (NAMI HC) in Columbia, Maryland. Over her career, Francis-Gibson has led organizations in achieving their mission, vision and strategic priorities.

Francis-Gibson received both her bachelor’s degree in Public Relations & Broadcasting and her master’s degree in Industrial & Community Counseling from Eastern Kentucky University.

“SCDAA is the largest nonprofit advocacy group in America organized to advance initiatives aimed at improving the quality of life for those affected by sickle cell disease, and I am very much looking forward to working with SCDAA’s Board of Directors, staff, and membership,” said Francis-Gibson.

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