Board of Directors

Volunteers are a vital part of the HFA’s success in serving the bleeding disorders community. Their lasting contributions of time, talent, and dedication ensure that the HFA fulfills its mission. Accordingly, volunteers make up the HFA Board and also serve as chairs and members of HFA program committees.

2017 HFA Board of Directors

The Board of Directors and officers of Hemophilia Federation of America as of November 2016:


  • Tracy Cleghorn, Board Chair
  • Josh Hemann, 1st Vice Chair
  • Michael Birmingham, 2nd Vice Chair
  • Diane Lima, Board Secretary
  • Aaron Reeves, Board Treasurer
  • Ray Volney, Member at Large
  • Sophia Minhas, Member at Large
  • Matthew Compton, Past President


First Name Last Name Organization
John Palmatier Alaska Hemophilia Association
Austin Holland Hemophilia Foundation of Arkansas
Open Seat Arizona Hemophilia Association
Sean Hubbert Central California Hemophilia Foundation
Ashley Gregory Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California
Mickey Price Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
Stacie Hebert Connecticut Hemophilia Society, Inc
Maria Rubin Florida Hemophilia Association
Joshua Hemann Independent
Adam Hii Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Kasey Shade Hemophilia of Indiana
Erica Simpson Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation
Diane Lima New England Hemophilia Association
Natasha Burroughs Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland
Aaron Reeves Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota / Dakotas
Anne Parrott Gateway Hemophilia Association
Gillian Schultz Hemophilia of North Carolina
Joe Markowitz Hemophilia Association of New Jersey
Dana Brayshaw Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
Sophia Minhas Sangre de Oro Hemophilia Foundation of New Mexico
Michael Deeb Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeast New York
Lesa Kaercher Bleeding Disorders Association of the Southern Tier
Linda Mugford Hemophilia Association of New York, Inc.
Lindsey Hooper Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center
Melissa Penn New York City Hemophilia Chapter
Ray Volney Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.
Open Seat Hemophilia Foundation of Oregon
Yolanda Ortiz Hemophilia Outreach of El Paso
James Setliff Lone Star Hemophilia Chapter
Traci Mayor Texas Central Hemophilia Association
Daniel Warren Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
Tracy Cleghorn Independent Member
Darcy Zwier Wisconsin Bleeding Disorders Network
Nicole Gates Mid-South Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Foundation
Brad Benne Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association
Open Seat Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of NHF
Open Seat Snake River Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders
Robert Bond Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Foundation
Lianne Lapierre Hemophilia Alliance of Maine
Michael Birmingham Independent
Open Seat Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
Lisa Clothier Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
Bonnie Phifer Hemophilia of South Carolina
Carletha Gates United Hemophilia Foundation
Open Seat Hemophilia of Iowa
Janya Roland Mississippi Bleeding Disorder Foundation


Professional Advisors

  • Donald Akers, Jr., JD, General Counsel
  • Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, Medical Advisor
  • Robert Sidonio, MD, MSc. Medical Advisor
  • Linda Wyman-Collins, RN, Medical Advisor
  • Detrice Barry, RN, PhD, Medical Advisor
  • Greg McClure, LSW, Medical Advisor
  • Shannon L. Meeks, MD, Medical Advisor
  • “Bobby” Duc Tran, MD, MSc, Medical Advisor
  • Edgar Guedry, LCSW-BACS, ACHO-SW, Medical Advisor
  • Annette Von Drygalski, MD, Medical Advisor
  • Erika Mora, Pharm D, BCOP, Medical Advisor
  • Dave Robinson, PhD, LMFT, Medical Advisor
  • John Hendry, D.D.S, Medical Advisor
  • Susan Geraghty, RN BSN, Medical Advisor
  • Claudia MacKaron RN, BSN, CPON, Medical Advisor


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