Sickle Cell Center Team

Michael R. DeBaun, M.D. MPH
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine
Vanderbilt University
Director, Center of Excellence for Sickle Cell Disease

Adetola Kassim, M.D., M.S.
Hematologist/Oncologist
Clinical director, Sickle Cell Anemia Program
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

Ida Michele Williams, M.D.
Pediatrician
Medical Director, Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Oba Hollie, M.D.
Internist
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Maureen Sanger, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Vanderbilt University

Valencia Bryant, CRT
Pulmonary Diagnostic Coordinator
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Ronlanda Foley, B.S., LPN
Follow-up Nurse-Newborn Screening
Meharry Medical College

Tené Hamilton Franklin, M.S.
Genetic Counselor
Meharry Medical College

Jacqueline Harris, R.N., BSN
Research Specialist II
Research Nurse
Vanderbilt University

Brandi McClain, R.N., MSN, PCNS-BC, PNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Vanderbilt University

Charlene Coplen, R.N.
Nurse Manager
Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center

Brittany Covert, MPH
Program Coordinator
Vanderbilt University

Nicole Bentley
Executive Secretary
Vanderbilt University

Anett Franklin, FNP-B.C.
Internal Medicine Department
Meharry Medical College

Brenda Merriweather, R.N., MSN
Case Manager II
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dionna O. Roberts, MPH, M.S.
Clinical Trials Manager
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Adeola Davis, Ph.D., MPA
Project Manager, Junior League
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jeannie Byrd, R.N., MSN
Pediatric Sickle Cell/Benign Hematology Case Manager
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Shelley W. Ploch, MSN
Assistant in Medicine/Hematology and Oncology Division
Vanderbilt University Medical Center