Tammuella Singleton, MD
Director, Sickle Cell Center of Southern Louisiana
Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Cindy Leissinger, MD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics & Pathology
Chief, Section of Hematology & Medical Oncology

Rishi Chavan, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology

Melody S. Benton, MS, CCRP
Administrative Director, Clinical Research Operations

Ernest DeJean, MSW
Program Manager

Chanel Holt, RN
Sickle Cell Nurse

Amy Kinzie, APRN, CNP
Instructor of Clinical Medicine
Benign Hematology

Lynette Joseph
Administrative Secretary


Our Team

Ernest DeJean, MSW
Program Manager

Ernest DeJean Ernest is a native of New Orleans. He received an undergraduate degree from Xavier University of New Orleans and a graduate degree in Social Work from Southern University of New Orleans. Ernest has been involved in numerous medical and neuro-cognitive researched based studies that have brought about sickle cell initiatives throughout the state. One of his main focus is to ensure that individuals with sickle cell disease in Louisiana receive adequate, appropriate, and timely medical and social services.

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