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VITAS-Community-ConnectionsVITAS Community Connections — The Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County Inc. (SCDABC), held the first meeting of their newly elected Executive Board today(2-17-15) at the African-American Research Library and Cultural Center. SCDABC Inc. was started in 1977 and continues to serve the needs of the residents of Broward County troubled with Sickle Cell Disease. Karen Smalls, immediate past president thanked the past board members for their support and commitment to SCDABC. She welcomed and thanked newly elected President/Chairman Mike D. Payne for staying committed to the Sickle Cell cause, and for his willingness to serve. Payne previously served 12 years as Vice President of the Association. “We, the board members are so excited with the direction that President Payne’s leadership will take the association,” said Smalls. VITAS Community Connections, a division of VITAS Healthcare presents a check in the amount of $2,500 to Sickle Cell Disease Association of Broward County. VITAS Community Connections is a non-profit charitable organization. VITAS Community Connections extends support to community partners, local non-profits and organizations that share their  mission of assisting patients and families. Pictured are: Mike D. Payne, President; Karen Smalls, Past President (Executive Director); Rosalind Pinder, Vice President; Rosetta B. Change, Treasurer; Sallie Burks-Finlayson, Recording Secretary; Bernadette Jefferson, Assistant Secretary; Mamie B. Smith, Chaplin; Donna Borland, General Manager-VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, Deborah Mizell, Community Liaison VITAS Innovative Hospice Care; Bobby R. Henry, Sr. Publisher/CEO of  the  Westside Gazette newspaper whose parents Levi and Yvonne Henry were two of the founders of SCDABC; not present: Viola Linder, Lorraine Branker and Adrienne Williams. (Photo by Steve Vinik)

 

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