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

Lynette Joseph
Administrative Secretary

Lynette JosephMs. Lynette Joseph is a native of New Orleans, and has been at the sickle cell center since August 1990. Ms. Lynette provides assistance with the daily overall operations of the center, so that it may run smoothly. Ms. Lynette also knows many of the sickle cell patients, and often helps them navigate the system. She is the first point of contact for many of our patients and makes sure that all patients’ concerns are directed to the right individuals.

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