Meet Our Board Members


Thomas L. Johnson, JD

Chair of the Board
Executive Director
ASAP 340B
Washington, DC

Bobby Staten III

Vice Chair
Principal Solutions Architect
Appleseed Consulting
Atlanta, GA

Katherine Napier, EDB, CPA, MBA, CISA, CIA

Board Treasurer
Senior Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA


Bernie Lawrence-Watkins

Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, Esq.

Board Secretary
Principal Attorney
B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates
Atlanta, GA

Lewis Hsu, MD

Lewis Hsu, MD

Chief Medical Officer
Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Center and Professor of Pediatrics
Pediatric Hematologist
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Edward Donnell Ivy, MD, MPH

Vice Chief Medical Officer
Health Education Coordinator
Association of Black Cardiologists
Toronto, ON


Melissa Creary, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
School of Public Health
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Ed Flowers

Managing Partner & Executive Committee Member
DHR International Executive Search
Atlanta, GA

TaLana Hill-Hughes, MPH

Executive Director
Sickle Cell Disease Association of Illinois
Chicago, IL


Christopher Hollins, MBA

Christopher Hollins, MBA

Executive Vice President
Strategic Acquiring Partnerships
WorldPay, Inc.
Atlanta, GA

Monica B. Mitchell, Ed.D.

Founder/President & CEO
MERAssociates, LLC (MERA)
Vienna, VA

Crystal A. Riley, PharmD., MHA, MBA

Deputy Director / Government Policy
Baxter International, Inc,
Washington, D.C.


Kenneth Thorpe, PhD, MA

Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair, Department of Health Policy and Management
Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University
Atlanta, GA

JaKela Walker

Finance Director and Global
Financial Controller
DSM BioMedical, Inc.
Exton, PA

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD

Executive Vice President and Head of Research and Development
Global Blood Therapeutics
Philadelphia, PA