Rebecca Kruse-Jarres, MD/MPH
Director, Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine

Tammuella Singleton, MD
Section Chief, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology


Rishi Chavan, MD
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology


Melody S. Benton, MS, CCRP

Assistant Director

Ernest DeJean, MSW

Program Manager

Chanel Holt, RN

Sickle Cell Nurse

LuAnn Wenthold, NP

Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner

Lynette Joseph

Administrative Secretary


Our Team

Chanel Holt, RN
Sickle Cell Nurse

Chanel HoltMrs. Holt is a native of New Orleans. She graduated from Touro Infirmary School of Nursing in 1979. Attended UNO and Loyola Universities. She has been employed at Tulane University Hospital and Clinic since 1992 and has worked with patients with sickle cell disease for 21 years.

It is her goal to continue to care for and advocate for improved care and treatment of patients with sickle cell disease.

1430 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5263