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. The Board of Directors and officers of Hemophilia Federation of America as of August 2020:


Allie Ritcey


Steve Long

Vice Chair

Joseph Markowitz

Vice Chair

Lucas Runion


George Stone


David Huskie

Member at Large

Victoria Hubbert

Member at Large

Daniel Mikkola

Member at Large

Maria Chavez

Member at Large

Anne-Louise Wirthlin

Member at Large

Tracy Cleghorn

Past Chair



First Name Last Name Organization
Michelle Palmatier Alaska Hemophilia Association
Leigh Goldstein Arizona Hemophilia Association
Monica Diaz Mattei Asociaci贸n Puertorrique帽a de Hemofilia y Condiciones de Sangrado
Stephani Krambrink Bleeding Disorders Foundation of Washington
Debra Schwartz Bleeding Disorders Alliance Illinois
Carson Ouellette Bleeding Disorders Alliance of North Dakota
David Huskie Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern New York
Patricia Tucker Bleeding Disorders Association of South Carolina
Cheri Wakeham Bleeding Disorders Association of the Southern Tier
Alane Foley Bleeding Disorders of Kentucky
Jourdan Watkins Blood Bond Bleeding Disorder Network
Victoria Hubbert Central California Hemophilia Foundation
Bernadette Fox Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of NHF
Kim Maderios Florida Hemophilia Association
Nikole Schroeder Gateway Hemophilia Association
Danielle Leitner Baxter Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation
Lucas Runion Hemophilia Association of the Capital Area
Matthew Porges Hemophilia Association of New Jersey
Tyshawn Constantine Hemophilia Association of New York, Inc.
Austin Holland Hemophilia Foundation of Arkansas
Natasha Burroughs Hemophilia Foundation of Maryland
Shari Luckey Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
Kristine Manns Hemophilia Foundation of Minnesota / Dakotas
Daniel Mikkola Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California
Ron Staake Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California
Kasey Shade Hemophilia of Indiana
Charlene Cowell Hemophilia of North Carolina
Jesus Escobedo-Soto Hemophilia Outreach of El Paso
Laura Portales Lone Star Hemophilia Chapter
Ashley Castelo Louisiana Hemophilia Foundation
Angela Brown Midwest Hemophilia Association
Britnee Vieira New England Hemophilia Association
Jeremy 聽Griffin New York City Hemophilia Chapter
Tanya Ricchi Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation, Inc.
Carla Wells Northwest Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
Katie Mears Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
Estefana Monge-Sotelo Pacific Northwest Bleeding Disorders
Maria Chavez Sangre de Oro, Inc., Bleeding Disorders Foundation of New Mexico
Dena Shepard Southwestern Ohio Hemophilia Association
Anne-Louise Wirthlin Tennessee Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorder Foundation
Taha Amir Texas Central Hemophilia Association
Carletha Gates United Hemophilia Foundation
George Stone Virginia Hemophilia Foundation
Scott Domowicz Western Pennsylvania Chapter of NHF
Open Seat Connecticut Hemophilia Society, Inc
Open Seat Hemophilia Alliance of Maine
Open Seat Hemophilia of Iowa
Open Seat Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center
Open Seat Rocky Mountain Hemophilia & Bleeding Disorders Association
Open Seat Snake River Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders
Open Seat Utah Hemophilia Foundation


Professional Advisors

  • 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
  • 鈥淏obby鈥 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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