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Meet the Director

Pastor Marcia L. Taylor, MA, CEO

Executive Director/Founder


Pastor Taylor founded the Sickle Cell Foundation of Oregon in 1985, in honor of her late daughter, Ramona, who passed away due to sickle cell complications.

Because of her work, Oregon began testing for sickle cell trait and disease.

Her work reaches into WA, Alaska, and Idaho.

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Oregon program educates the community via workshops and dissemination of sickle cell educational materials, radio, television, newsletters, and social media, provides focus groups, and helps with personal medical protocols.