Our Leadership


Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Inc program development, strategic planning and finances are overseen by an active and dedicated volunteer board of directors.

Patricia Kavanagh, MD, Board Chair

Boston Medical Center

Jason Calianos, Treasurer

Allstate Insurance

Hedy Smith, MD

Tufts Medical Center

Juma Inniss

Inniss Entertainment Group

Maureen Okam, MD

Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Neil Gilbert

Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Philippa Sprinz, MD

Hasbro Children Hospital

Rajan Sonik, Esq

Massachusetts Law Reform Institute

Stan Jenkins

Roche Brothers

Rev. Ronald Stephenson, M. Div

President Emeritus

Jacqueline Haley

Executive Director

Advisory Board

Andre Devonish

Weeks and Devonish Insurance Agency

Councilor Charles Yancey

Boston, MA

Councilor Tito Jackson

Boston City Council

Jacqueline Miranda, MSW

Boston Children’s Hospital

Jeff Adair

Wicked Local Media

Laura Taylor

Trinity Management LLC

Neil Grossman, MD

UMass Memorial Medical Center

Richard Steingart, MD

Baystate Health

Sarah Teasdale, MD

Boston Children’s Hospital

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