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The vision for a national coordinated approach to addressing issues related to sickle cell disease was unveiled in 1971 when representatives of 15 community sickle cell organizations met at "Wingspread," a Racine, Wisconsin conference center, as guest of the Johnson Foundation. Out of that meeting, the National Association for Sickle Cell Disease was created. The name was changed to Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. in 1994. Our mission, however, remains the same...
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Sonja L. Banks
President/Chief Operating Officer

Sonja L. Banks is the newly elected President and Chief Operating Officer for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. She is primarily responsible for the administrative activities of the organization which serves over fifty-five sickle cell community based organizations throughout the United States...

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 Christopher Hollins

Christopher Hollins is the Vice President, Account Development of the Global Client Group within Global Corporate Payments. In this role, Christopher is responsible for managing over 40 global clients in the Entertainment, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical and Professional Services industries. Mr. Hollins joined American Express in 2006 as Vice President of Retail Industry in Merchant Services North America...



The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. has several committees from the Executive Committee to the Awards Committee. For more information about each committee, visit the Committees page.

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Corporate Advisory Council

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Annual Report

Every year, the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc. publishes an Annual Report that is available to the public. Visit the Annual Report page to download archived copies of the SCDAA Annual Reports.

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