Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Names Chief Financial Officer



HANOVER, Md.—The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America named Reginald Hart Jr. as chief financial officer. Hart brings more than 20 years of experience in executive leadership, business management, strategic planning, financial operations, contracting and cost control.

Prior to joining the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Hart managed business finance and operations for AARP’s Legal Counsel for the Elderly, where he handled strategic and transactional financial responsibilities including the development of the annual budget, quarterly forecasts and multiyear financial plans. Hart also helped develop and implement the organization’s strategic plan.

Previously, Hart was CFO of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials. Hart oversaw all finance and accounting operations, leading a team of accounting, operations, conference planning, policy and human resources professionals. He also held the position of budget director for the association.

In addition, Hart held financial management positions with Tonya Management and Technology Consulting, including manager of contracts and finance, senior budget analyst and contract administrator. He has provided business consulting in organizational development, project management, financial systems analysis, design and implementation and contract management.

Hart belongs to the American Society of Association Executives and serves as a board member and mentor at the YMCA. He holds an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of the District of Columbia.

Sickle cell disease is an inherited blood disease causing red blood cells to take a sickle shape, which leads to blockages that prevent blood from reaching parts of the body. As a result, people with sickle cell complications can experience anemia, jaundice, gallstones, stroke, chronic pain, organ damage and premature death. No universal cure exists. (

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America advocates for people affected by sickle cell conditions and empowers community-based organizations to maximize quality of life and raise public consciousness while advancing the search for a universal cure. The association and more than 50 member organizations support sickle cell research, public and professional health education and patient and community services. (

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