Governor's Sickle Cell Advisory Board

The Governor's Sickle Cell Advisory Board 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
Wanda Foster (Chair)Voluntary Agency1-31-20
Nicole Franklin (Co-Chair)General Public1-31-20
Shannon Gillette (Secretary)General Public1-31-22
Lee AllenVoluntary Agency1-31-21
Michael DawsonMedical Specialist1-31-22
Sheila Grumbach, RN, BSNMedical Specialist1-31-23
Arte HoganGeneral Public1-31-20
Gloria JohnsonVoluntary Agency1-31-22
Robert LewisGeneral Public1-31-22 
Carol Walton, MS, CGCMedical Specialist1-31-21
VACANT Voluntary Agency1-31-19

Interested in becoming a Board Member? Please contact: