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FEATURED MOVER | Regina Hartfield, SCDAA

The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America (SCDAA) named Regina Hartfield as CEO and president effective Jan. 14.

Hartfield has served on the association’s board of directors for three years, including as chair of the fundraising committee.

Under Hartfield’s leadership as fundraising committee chair, the committee introduced the SickleTini virtual fundraiser, which paired education with interactive activities and provided new sponsorship opportunities. Hartfield initiated the development of the SCDAA’s 50th anniversary campaign creative brief, a marketing tool to steer the strategic fundraising goals. She also served as a member of the Member Organization Partnership Improvement ad hoc committee, working with the Executive Leadership Council president to develop an approach to member organization benefits, communication and inclusion strategies.

Regina Hartfield, CEO and president of The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.


Resides in:

Eastern Maryland


Bachelor of Arts, Lehman College, City University of New York

If you had not chosen your current profession, what profession would you choose and why?:

I would have been a professional musician. I have always loved the process of creating music. I enjoy being surrounded by music of all genres and listen to whatever feeds my spirit at the time: jazz, R&B, classical, old school, rock, global, etc. Music is inspirational. It evokes memories and provides comfort, motivation, creativity, courage and joy!

Favorite vacation:

Pre-COVID-19 trip to various ports in Italy. The countryside was so beautiful and the people warm and welcoming. Of course, the food was delicious, too!

When I want to relax, I … :

Enjoy being on or near the water. There’s something peaceful and rejuvenating about the ebb and flow of the tide.

Favorite musician:

One of my (many) favorite artists: Prince. He was so underrated as a composer and arranger.

Favorite quotation:

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” –Maya Angelou