Board of Directors & Staff

The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that has supported the bleeding disorder community throughout the state of Florida since our founding in 1996. For over 20 years, we have been helping those living with and affected by bleeding disorders to live without limits through much needed services and programs.


Mission Statement

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for people with bleeding disorders and their families through education, information and referral services, advocacy and research.


Board of Directors

The Hemophilia Foundation of Greater Florida Board of Directors are non-compensated volunteers who serve the bleeding disorder community.

Pete Vrochopoulos, President

Mike Berkman, Vice President

Alan Apte, Vice President

Ed Bookbinder, Board Member

Hector L. Cartegena, Board Member

Joe Riggs, Board Member

Eileen Gregory, Board Member

Jose Villareal Charris, Board Member


HFGF Staff

Fran Haynes, Executive Director

Missy Zippel, Education Outreach Nurse

Shannon Baidenmann, Office Administrator

Leanne Buchanan, Education and Outreach Nurse