Winter 2022/2023


I am honored to be the new President of the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. (SCANCA, Inc.). I have been an advocate in the sickle cell community for over 30 years. I am an adult living with sickle cell disease. I have the passion, drive, and determination to make changes within the SCD community. I have served on the board since January 2019. We have some exciting programs coming next year. We will shine a light on SCD throughout the year by having several events that you can participate in. We ask that you support SCD and spread awareness daily. We have to get the word out more. Sickle cell disease is a disease that has been silent for several years. So, if you have any ideas, programs, or volunteer options, that you would like to see and participate in, please reach out to us because we want to hear from you.

In SCANCA, Inc. every voice counts. I believe we can find a cure for sickle cell disease and relieve some of the stress of everyday warriors living with it. In 2023 we will launch our very first campaign to raise awareness, funds, and, most importantly, morale in our community surrounding DC, Maryland, and Virginia. I’m thankful for the board’s faith in my vision and abilities for SCANCA, Inc.

I look forward to serving with you as we take SCANCA, Inc. to the next level.

Shanetta T. Richardson, M.B.A., H.S.A.