Community Team

Last updated: November 2022

Welcome to Health Union's Community Team. Our Community Team is made up of a diverse group of employees of Health Union who bring you engaging, accurate information about living with sickle cell. The Community Team partners with the Editorial Team to provide clinical content that helps people live better with their condition. Meet your Sickle-Cell.com team below.

The Sickle-Cell.com Team

Laura O'Bar

Laura holds a BA in English communication arts from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas. Her professional background spans the communications spectrum from customer service to health literacy and nonprofit outreach. She’s currently working toward a certification in sexuality education to make sex ed more comprehensive and inclusive, and she has a passion for normalizing conversations about sex. In her spare time, you can find her winding down with a puzzle, sampling a new whiskey, or enjoying a leisurely hike with her local hiking group.

Corene Pettit

Corene holds a BA in healthcare administration from George Fox University. Before joining Health Union, she spent 5 years working with the National Psoriasis Foundation as an outreach manager and podcast host. She is passionate about serving marginalized populations in the healthcare field and generating community. When not working, you can usually find her cycling, curled up with a good book, or out exploring nature with her husband and 3 boys.

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Community Team

Kate Abernethy
Heather Azarewicz
Amrita Bhowmick
Joanna Bodner
Michael Boren
Mark Butler
Minel Cannucciari
Oriana Cardin
Anthony Carrone
Tahirah Chichester
Sarah Coff
Catherine Collazos
Samantha Costa
Julie Croner
Alyssa Davis
Patty Day
Amanda De Leo
Rachel DiStefano
Kayla Drake
Allison Echols
Gabby Formica
Christine Fortin
Jaclyn Gallagher
Bridget Gawinowicz
Courtney Getty
Jacqueline Gottlob
Liz Green
Chris Hall
Reggie Hall
Crystal Harper
Matt Harrison
Sara Hayes
Colleen Heavens
Kayleigh Hill
Kailah Holmes
Angie Hott
Jacqueline Howard
Audrey Innerst
Ilana Jacqueline
Pam Jajko
Marcia Kavulich
Laura Kompanik
Kyler Koons
Danielle Kraft
Alexis Lander
Jess Lipkin
Emily Lux
Jake Maxwell
Kelly McNamara
Sanjana Mehrotra
Kelly Miller
Kelsey Midgett
Ash Muncaster
Pamela Munnelly
Rackel Nderi
Megan Norton
Laura O’Bar
Olivia Ondracek
Torie Pappas
Corene Pettit
Ashley Plaster
Amna Rizvi
Carolyn Rotella
Misty Roussa
Lauren Ruffalo
Sam Sarube
Abby Schmidt
Elizabeth Sexton
Kathy Smyser
Kaitlyn Sutton
Samuel Taylor
Margot Tishberg
Alexa Vecchione
Sarah Wallin
Shayna Yeates
Kristine Zerkowski
Brian Zimorowicz

Cross Community Moderators

Melissa Arnold
Jill Brodie
Kimberly Broughal
Julie Byers
Kelly Dabel
Allyson Ellis
Richard Faust
Donna Flood-Amaya
Lori Duffy Foster
Jessica Hall
Christina Hegarty
Doreen Hribar
Beth Huffman
Latoya Juniel
Aron Korashan
Christine Laaksonen
Cody Leach
Kim Malary
Lauren Mullin
Erin Rush
Erin Tirney

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