Colorado Sickle Cell Anemia Advisory Committee

The Colorado Sickle Cell Anemia Advisory Committee was created to oversee the operations of the Colorado Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center which was mandated by legislative action in 1974. 


Advancing the health, education, and support of the Colorado Sickle Cell population.

Mission Statement

  • Exceed the expectations of our patients and families
  • Deliver seamless and compassionate assistance
  • Foster a highly-spirited, collaborative team
  • Educate, inform and support health care professionals and consumers
  • Promote and advance discovery and innovation in the management of Sickle Cell disease

Board Members

Board members are appointed to 4-year terms by the Governor of the State of Colorado.

NameRepresentingTerm Expires
Nicole Franklin Shoemaker (Chair)General Public1-31-24
Wanda FosterVoluntary Agency1-31-24
Troy BrattonGeneral Public1-31-22
Lee AllenVoluntary Agency1-31-21
Michael DawsonMedical Specialist1-31-22
Sheila Grumbach, RN, BSNMedical Specialist1-31-23
A. Stephon HoganGeneral Public1-31-24
Gloria JohnsonVoluntary Agency1-31-22
Carol Walton, MS, CGCMedical Specialist1-31-21
Briyana HarperVoluntary Agency1-31-24

Interested in becoming a Board Member? Please contact: Theresa M. Martinez at or