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Dr. Trevor K. Thompson
A Champion’s Call

Join us in celebrating the life of our founder . . .

Meet Our Team

Dr. William Terrell, Jr.


Dr. Terrell holds medical degrees from Meharry Medical College, in 1972 and Xavier University, in 1961. Presently, he practices pediatrician at Memphis/Shelby County Pediatric Group.

Joseph Lee, lll


Mr. Lee’s accomplishments include Christian Brothers University, Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting) – 1987; and University of Arkansas, Master of Science, Operations Management – 1992.

Michael Alan Jackson, CCHW

Advocate/Program Support

His educational/leadership accomplishments include over 25 years in management experience. University of Illinois, College of Business, C-BA in Business Administration – 1998; and Institute of Integrative Nutrition- 2012. Quantum University (IQUIM) Integrative Medicine, BA- Holistic Health Sciences – 2018. Certified Community Health Worker – 2017 Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, inc. (SCDAA). 


The Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (SCFT) is a 501 (C)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2008, by the late Dr. Trevor K. Thompson and Cherry N.Whitehead-Thompson. As an educator (Administrator with Memphis City Schools) and sickle cell disease consumer, Dr. Thompson championed the call for advocacy, educational support and social services for citizens impacted by sickle cell disease in Memphis, across the state of Tennessee, and in the regions of north Mississippi and eastern Arkansas. His efforts have enabled SCFT to provide educational awareness, through direct contact, via television, radio, print, and social media to more than 1,000,000 citizens across the Mid-South area.


To provide educational awareness, comprehensive social services, and collective supportive impact to all persons affected by Sickle Cell Disease within our service areas.


To improve the quality, self-sufficiency, and sustainment of life of all sickle cell consumers to the highest credible level possible.

680 Oakleaf Office Ln, Suite 101 Memphis, TN 38117 

Office 901-552-4267  Fax 901-572-1382