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Board of Directors

Maxwell Mattite

Maxwell Mattite is a public policy analyst whose work is focused on examining socio-economic issues faced by venerable populations, including people with disability, low income communities, children, women, and immigrants.
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Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro

Adrienne Bell-Cors Shapiro is a sickle cell disease and stem cell patient advocate, the founder and science administrator of the Axis Advocacy foundation, and a fifth-generation mother of a child with SCD. She is a recipient of the highest honor in the regenerative medicine community, the 2018 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Action Inspiration Award.
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Terri M. Booker, Esquire

Terri M. Booker, Esquire was born in Philadelphia and grew up in Camden, NJ. Terri received her BA in economics from Loyola University in Maryland. She received her JD from The University of Pace Law School. Terri was an active member of the Black Law Student Association her first year of law school and from 2008-2010 went on to serve as vice president.
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Ashley Valentine

Ashley Valentine is the co-founder of Sick Cells and the Chair of the Board. She is a recognized leader in the sickle cell community at a local and national level. She brings a wealth of experience to the field of sickle cell disease (SCD) both through her professional and personal experience.
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Dorinda Lawrence-Sims

Dorinda Lawrence-Sims is Sick Cells Treasurer and operates in the tole of Secretary-as needed. Dorinda is a CPA, an event planner, and the founder of Circle of Life Center 4 Hope Sickle Cell Disease Foundation. She is active in the sickle cell disease space as an adult living with SCD.
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Dan Jabs

Mr. Jabs works as a Veteran Peer Support Specialist, assisting users in navigating the website and providing guidance for the cognitive behavioral therapy program. He oversees training for other employees and volunteers, has boosted Prevail Health Solutions' outreach and service efforts, manages their social media, and writes a weekly blog. He has also recently dedicated volunteer time to medical cannabis advocacy in Illinois, hoping to expand the list of covered illnesses, including petitioning the state to add PTSD.
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