Sickle Cell Disease Association of America named Nathan Parsons as government relations manager. Parsons brings experience in politics, policy and legislation.

Prior to joining the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Parsons served as a state lead for the Presidential Inaugural Committee and regional organizing director for President Joe Biden’s campaign. In his positions, he collaborated with leaders, organizations and officials, organized events and managed field organizers.

Previously, Parsons was a regional organizing director for Organizing Together 2020 and field organizer for Pete for America. He served as program officer for the Center for a Free Cuba, where he wrote funding proposals and managed programmatic initiatives. In addition, he was a legislative fellow for Minnesota Rep. Maye Quade and lead paralegal for Paschal Nwokocha & Chukwu.

He holds a Master of Public Policy in U.S. foreign policy from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Arts in history and psychology from the University of St. Thomas.