Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) named Briana Hunter program manager. In her position, Hunter oversees the association’s Newborn Screening Follow-up Program and other grant-funded programs to follow compliance measures and meet goals.
“I’m looking forward to working alongside and continuing SCDAA’s collaboration with community-based organizations on the great programs and services they have successfully accomplished and provided to clients,” Hunter said. “I am eager to learn more from SCDAA as we advocate for, educate and serve patients with sickle cell disease and their communities.”
Hunter brings more than five years of experience in public health. Prior to joining the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, she served as an HIV care engagement coordinator with the Maryland Department of Health, where she worked with local health departments and people newly diagnosed.
Previously, she was a case investigator with the Virginia Department of Health and lead case investigator with the Indiana Department of Health. She was a senior health educator in the Richmond City Health District and an administrative research assistant in the Crater Health District for the Virginia Department of Health. Hunter also was a health educator with the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood.
She holds a Master of Public Health from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia State University, where she teaches health-related topics as an adjunct professor. Hunter lives in Parkville, Maryland.