HACA’s Annual Meeting took place as part of Chapter Education Day on March 26, and we are excited to welcome three new board members, who will start their terms on June 1.

They are Shawna Gray, William Hubbert and Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu.

Shawna Gray is the mother of a daughter with von Willebrand disease, and has been active with the chapter since 2015. She currently works as deputy director of a mission support office for the Environmental Protection Agency. William Hubbert has hemophilia, and has been an active member of the chapter since he was a child. He has many years of experience in advocacy, participating in Washington Days and Richmond Days, and currently working for the National Psoriasis Foundation’s advocacy team. Chinedu Felix Osuchukwu is also a longtime HACA member who has hemophilia, and is well-known in the local arts community. He is a professor of visual arts and works as an art educator in the District of Columbia. More information on our new board members can be found in the April-May issue of HACA News.

The Executive Committee was also approved. For 2022-23, officers are: Daniel Hay, President; Callie Victor, Vice-President; Mallory O’Connor, Secretary; and Shawna Gray, Treasurer.

Re-elected current board members are Artura Jackson, Steve Long, Lindsay Runion, Luke Runion, Jennifer Sleboda, Callie Victor and Marissa Zanno. They will serve another term from 2022-2024.

April Owens, who has served as a board member since 2016, has termed out after three two-year terms on the board. Thank you for your service to HACA, April!