Elaine Jefferson is an attorney and an associate judge for the City of Houston. As a municipal judge, Elaine presides over criminal cases that arise under City of Houston ordinance. Her responsibilities include presiding over jail dockets and the state magistrate duties of issuing search and arrest warrants, including felony offenses. Elaine and her husband, attorney Dwight Jefferson, have  2 sons.”
Tonya C Prince is the Founder and President of Sickle Cell Association of Houston. Tonya is responsible for all programming and administrative functionality for the advancement of the Sickle Cell Association of Houston assuring all Houstonians who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease has a voice in this city and that their needs are being met through utilizing a more multi-disciplinary approach.
Tonya Prince is a native Houstonian that understands first hand, the many challenges that a person with Sickle Cell Disease can be faced with and encounter on a daily basis. It is the overarching goal of the association, to aide in removing barriers so that our Sicklers are living beyond limits! She attended Texas Southern University and has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Mrs. Prince presently serves as a member of The National Association of Professional Women’s leadership team overseeing the central region where she was acknowledged as Woman of the Year.
As a mother of a daughter with Sickle Cell Disease, it is her unwavering passion, commitment, and her desire to “be” the change she wants to see for the Sickle Cell Community. Through various programming efforts, services and supports, it is the mission of the Sickle Cell Association of Houston to revolutionize the way the world view our sicklers; through education, quality healthcare, appropriate services and supports, and research.