Scott Center for Observation Treatment and Transition

La’Shardae Scott is President & CEO of Scott Center for Observation, Treatment and Transition and serves as Director of the Sickle Cell Project of NW Ohio. The Scott Center for Observation, Treatment and Transition focuses on infant mortality, mental health, and transitioning sickle cell patients from pediatric to adult care. She has received funding for her organization by addressing health disparities in black and brown communities through education. At the Sickle Cell Project of NW Ohio, in addition to her role as director, she is screening coordinator for newborn screenings in 11 counties, facilitates referrals and procures grant funding. She developed a manual, ”Oral Health Management in Sickle Cell Patients” in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and partnered with Toledo Children’s Hospital and Mercy Children’s Hospital to deliver comprehensive pediatric clinical services.

Scott serves on boards and numerous committees addressing health disparities including Getting to 1 coalition, a Lucas County Health Department and NW Ohio Pathways initiative to reduce infant mortality; the Lucas County Mental Health Recovery Board; and the National Association of Social Workers-Ohio (NASW-OH) board. She serves as Chair of the Brightside Policy Council, on the Head Start Health Service Advisory Committee, and the Toledo-Lucas County Minority Health Advisory Committee.

In 2019, Scott was awarded the Master of Social work “Student of the Year” award by the NASW-OH, in 2022 was featured in Voyage Ohio Magazine as a “Rising Star,” and received the Kentucky Rural Health “People’s Choice Award.” She has received two Proclamations from the Mayor of Toledo—“Combat to Sickle Cell Awareness” and “CEO of the First Sickle Cell Non-Profit Focusing on Transitioning.” She also hosted the first Sickle Cell 5k in Ohio in 2019.

Scott received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Eastern Michigan University and is currently a student in the University of Kentucky’s Doctor of Social Work Administration and Leadership program.

La'Shardae Scott