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Alysian Thomas

Marc Thomas Foundation
COO
Alysian Thomas is the Chief Operating Officer and Staff Attorney for the Sickle Cell Association
of Texas Marc Thomas Foundation. Her father, who suffered from sickle cell disease started the
agency, in 1997. When he passed away at the age of 46 due to complications Alysian joined the
agency full-time after completing law school. It is her mission to continue her father’s legacy by
supporting and advocating for families affected by sickle cell disease. Alysian is a licensed
attorney for the state of Texas and has practiced in the fields of family, criminal and contract
law. In 2009, Alysian had an exclusive White House Oval Office invitation where she met with
former President Barack Obama in his first 100 days in office to discuss the challenges of sickle
cell disease. Alysian is a former member of the Texas Sickle Cell Advisory Committee where
she served the state of Texas for two years providing recommendations for Texas families
affected by sickle cell trait and sickle cell disease. For the Sickle Cell Association of Texas Marc
Thomas Foundation, she oversees strategic programming, grant management and contract
compliance.
Alysian Thomas has a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, three baccalaureate degrees in Public
Relations, Speech and History with a minor in Business Administration.