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community advocates

Beverley Francis Gibson, MA

Community Advocate
President & CEO
Sickle Cell Disease Association of America
3700 Koppers Street
Suite 570
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Beverley Francis-Gibson is newly hired, 5th President & CEO of Sickle Cell Disease Association. Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. serves as the nation’s only advocacy organization working full time on a national level to resolve issues surrounding SCD and trait.

She 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.

Mrs. Beverley Francis-Gibson has more than 25 years of nonprofit experience in the areas of fundraising, donor cultivation and stewardship, grant writing, grants management, philanthropy, special events, public speaking, and board development. She holds a M.A. in Industrial and Community Psychology and B.A. in Public Relations and Communications from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.

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