Winter 2022/2023


I pay homage to our recently deceased secretary and friend, Beverly Ames. Bev was a dedicated worker in the formation and progress of the Sickle Cell Association of the National Capital Area, Inc. (SCANCA, Inc.). May her spirit rest in peace.

2021 and 2022 have been such baffling years. It has felt like a treadmill which stops, reverses, then starts again. All forward efforts are done in faith. We have new members of the Board of Directors. This is promising and includes our new president, Shanetta Richardson, who comes with much enthusiasm and stimulating ideas. Other new board members are Kendall L. Moody, Ph.D. and Syreeta Jones. Both have delivered exciting support activities and programs; I thank God for both.

As always, I thank the Board of Directors, the sickle cell community, and our friends for your support over the past 28 years. I thank you all and want you to know we still need your continual support in this journey. May God Bless You All!

Iola Y. Williams,
Executive Director