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Rosemary Britts

Sickle Cell Association
Executive Director
Greater St. Louis Area
Rosemary Britts enjoys helping others and takes every opportunity in life to do just that. She is a happily married mother of five children, ages 8 to 28. Her oldest daughter lives with sickle cell disease (SS) which gives her a natural passion for bringing awareness of the disease to the forefront.

Rosemary is the Executive Director of Sickle Cell Association, a nonprofit that she founded November 2011. This was a move prompted by the lack of a community-based organization for sickle cell and that she knows firsthand how the lack of services can affect families dealing with the disease. The Sickle Cell Association has hosted an awareness walk, the Sickle Cell Stroll, each year since 2012 to increase awareness of sickle cell disease, under Rosemary’s leadership. She has also headed up the annual Sickle Cell Advocacy and Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol since 2017.

Rosemary has obtained her Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She is a devoted choir member at her church – Christ Temple Family Church – as well as a member of the Professional Women’s Group of Connections to Success for which she serves on the leadership team. Rosemary is a member of the American Red Cross Charles Drew Advisory and Planning Committees and has volunteered as a wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation as a way to give back after her daughter’s wish was granted.

Rosemary finds time to support sickle cell activities in other states. This includes attending walks and symposiums in Kansas, Illinois and Indiana, as well as mentoring individuals looking to create sickle cell support groups or become an advocate. Rosemary believes in “Working together to make our further whole.”

Rosemary Britts - Founder & Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Association