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Evidence to Improve Care

Sickle Cell Disease

Care for People of All Ages

Ontario Health thanks the following individuals for their generous, voluntary contributions of time and expertise to help create this quality standard:

Isaac Odame (co-chair)
Hematologist and Hematology Section Head, The Hospital for Sick Children

Serena Thompson (co-chair)
Lived Experience Advisor

Madeleine Verhovsek (co-chair)
Hematologist, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton and Hamilton Health Sciences

Sharla Adams
Vice-President and Director of Administrative Affairs, Sickle Cell Association of Ontario
Lived Experience Advisor

Ola Ajisafe
Primary Care Physician, Olaniyi Ajisafe Medicine Professional Corporation

Uma Athale
Codirector, Pediatric and Adult (Joint) Hemoglobinopathy Clinic, McMaster Children’s Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster University

Oyedeji Ayonrinde
Clinical Director, Community Psychiatry Programs, Providence Care
Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology, Queen’s University

Gabriel Badejo
Lived Experience Advisor

Jennifer Bryan
Emergency Physician, University Health Network

Ken Farion
Vice-President, Quality, Strategy & Family Partnership and Pediatric Emergency Physician, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Karen Fleming
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Red Blood Cell Disorders Program, University Health Network

Judy Grandison
President, Camp Jumoke
Lived Experience Advisor

Cameisha Hemmings
Lived Experience Advisor

Mohammad Jarrar
Pediatrician and Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist, Windsor Regional Hospital

Brenda Martelli
Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

Kirk Myrie
Lived Experience Advisor

Sandra Newton
Counsellor, Psychometrist, and Clinician, Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario

Jacob Pendergrast
Medical Director, Blood Transfusion Service, University Health Network

Cheryl Prescod
Executive Director, Black Creek Community Health Centre

Ziad Solh
Hematologist, London Health Sciences Centre

Sinthu Srikanthan
Social Worker, University Health Network

Qutaiba Tawfic
Anesthesiologist, London Health Sciences Centre

Lanre Tunji-Ajayi
President and CEO, Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario
Lived Experience Advisor

Joel Warkentin
Chief of Pediatrics, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre

Linda Waterhouse
Social Worker, Hamilton Health Sciences

Alexandre Wong
Pharmacist, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario

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