Getting to Know Our Non-Profit Organization

The American Sickle Cell Anemia Association (ASCAA) is a Cleveland-based 501(C)(3) organization operating in the state of Ohio. Founded in 1971, the ASCAA is the world’s oldest sickle cell and hemoglobinopathy service organization. We are also the largest repository of statistical and case information beneficial to the worldwide patient network and the medical establishment.
In addition, our overall focus is to provide a wide range of medical-social-work-oriented services to individuals and families diagnosed with either the sickle cell trait or variants of the disease itself. Since its inception, the agency has served more than 400,000 families.

Key Agency Services Include:

Staff and Board of Trustees

ASCAA’s governance is provided by a 15-member board of trustees and an executive committee. Day-to-day operations are managed by Executive Director Ira Bragg-Grant and a staffing team.
Our staff serves across the domains of:

Key Agency Services Include:

Staff and Board of Trustees

ASCAA’s governance is provided by a 15-member board of trustees and an executive committee. Day-to-day operations are managed by Executive Director Ira Bragg-Grant and a staffing team.
Our staff serves across the domains of:

Staff List

Ira Bragg-Grant

Executive Director

Gilberto Peña

Bilingual Health Educator / Coordinator

Jessica Frank

Newborn Screening/Coordinator

Jacqulene A. Riley, Clerical

Medical Records/Clerical

Larry Osayamwen, CPA

Accounting

Board of Trustees List

Officers

Pamela Bradford

Board Chairman

Dr. Duncan Shepherd

 Vice Chairman

Wanda Blount

Secretary

Dr. Mark Worford

 Treasurer

Ed Scott

Vice Treasurer

Amonte Littlejohn

Board

D'Wana Davis

Gary Williams, Attorney

Earsler Lesure

Dr. Duncan Shepherd

Leah Williams, Attorney

Amonte Littlejohn

Dr. Grace Onimoe - Medical Director

LeJoyce Naylor

Brandi Dobbs, NP

Ulesia Young

Board Member Emeritus

Dr. Andrew Fishleder

Dr. Harold Ford

Dr. George Hoffman

Dr. Edgar Jackson

Dr. George Jackson

Mr. Lewis Frauenthal (Posthumous)

Dr. Anthony Stallion

Mr. Herman Leggon

Dr. Lewis Wright

Dr. John Lewis (Posthumous)

Mrs. Anita Polk (Posthumous)

Dr. Clifton Turner (Postumous)