Central AL Chapter of the Sickle Cell Association of America

 The Sickle Cell Foundation, Inc.

Our Staff


Sharon B. Lewis, BS, MHHA
Executive Director, SCDAA-Central Alabama Chapter

Sharon B. Lewis assumed her duties as Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America-Central Alabama Chapter, upon its inception as the Jefferson County Sickle Cell Foundation and Clinic in 1978. Her many years of dedicated leadership have contributed to the development of a statewide sickle cell disease screening program for newborns, an expansive sickle cell trait education and testing program in the Foundation’s the Central Alabama service area, and dramatically increased psychosocial and direct support to individuals and families whose lives are affected by sickle cell disease.

Phyllis C. Harris, B.S.
 IT|Media|Events Specialist

Phyllis C. Harris is the IT|Media|Events Specialist for the Foundation. Previously, she served as the Education Resource Center Coordinator for the Foundation. Prior to joining the staff in 1998, Phyllis worked for Human Resource Services, Inc. as a GED Instructor.  Phyllis earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Miles College.

Paula Roberts 
Office Manager

Bio being updated 

Claudette Stallworth, B.A.
Sickle Cell Trait Counselor

Claudette W. Stallworth is a 1973 graduate of Alabama A&M

University, and holds a BA in English and Sociology. She currently serves as Sickle Cell Trait Counselor II and Newborn Screening Counselor for the Foundation.   Ms. Claudette has been involved in Sickle Cell education and counseling for over 36 years. Claudette is Certified as a Sickle Cell Disease Counselor/Educator in 1991, 1995, 1996, she was further certified as Sickle Cell Disease Counselor/Educator, Category B in 2002.

Angeline Clark-Woodruff, B.S., LBSW
Case Manager

Angeline joined the agency as Case Manager for the Adult SickleCell Client population in 2008. She is committed to positively impacting their lives through agency services, programs and referrals. Angeline enjoys her work at the Foundation where she advocates and serves all clients with dignity, respect and compassion. Angeline has spent her professional career as a Social Worker for over 20 years having served and advocated for clients at United Way of Central Alabama, Jefferson County Department of Human Resources (Child Protective Services Division) and Red Cross.  She received certification from the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America as a Sickle Cell Educator/Counselor. Angeline graduated from Miles College where she earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work.

DeUndra “Dee” Burch

Community Worker

DeUndra is a recent graduate of Alabama A&M University, where she received her Master’s in Social Work with a concentration in Mental Health! DeUndra joined the staff in 2015 as a Community Health Worker where she identified patients with Sickle Cell Disease and registered them in a National registry called “Get Connected.” DeUndra love and dedication to work with the Sickle Cell population grows daily! She is certified as a Community Health Worker, Sickle Cell Counselor/ Educator, and HIPPA Certified!