Meet The Team

South Central Pa Sickle Cell Council provides support to clients, families, and caregivers. In order to help, we rely on a team, of dedicated men and women who work in various levels of service.


Debra Bizzard

Social Worker

Ms. Bizzard has a B.S. degree in Applied Behavioral Science and has earned 18 credits towards completion of her MPA graduate degree, Healthcare Management & Policy, both are from Penn State University.
Additionally, she achieved her AA degree in Social Service Management at HACC, with a minor in Psychology and Criminal Justice.
She has been with the Council since 2001.



Dwayne Golden

Interim Executive Director

Mr. Golden has spent much of his career in service-oriented fields stemming from his 35-year background in church ministry. He received his bachelor's in Biology as a pre-med major at Messiah College and received his MBA from Strayer University in Northern Virginia. He is a former board member and later became the SCPASCC Executive Director in 2001. After launching his own consulting business in 2005, Dwayne spent his time developing global transactional technology systems for his clients.


Sonia Rivera-Murphy

Community Engagement

Ms. Murphy has a bachelor's in business administration from Elizabethtown College, and an Associate's in Legal Studies from HACC. She has worked both in the business and medical world. She has been on several boards, which enabled her to become an integral part of solving problems within the community. Such as scholarship funds for minority college students and mentored young underprivileged girls.

In 2013, she was awarded outstanding Community Leader and nominated for the Latina Leadership award.