Meet Our Staff

We are pleased to introduce the ATHN staff—the people who are working every day to help ATHN achieve our goals and realize our mission. At ATHN, we all share a commitment to securing data, advancing knowledge, and transforming care for the bleeding and clotting disorders community.

Crystal Watson

Crystal Watson, ATHN's President and CEO has over 25 years of experience working in the blood disorders community in both government and nonprofit organizations. Since joining ATHN in 2008, Crystal has successfully championed the evolution of the technology and infrastructure underpinning the national database now being used to support research and surveillance.

Prior to joining ATHN, Crystal was with the CDC in the Division of Blood Disorders and the National Center for Public Health Informatics and spent 10-years with Hemophilia of Georgia. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina.


Linda Magliocco

Before joining ATHN, Linda Magliocco was the director of finance and CFO at the Mary M. Gooley Hemophilia Center in Rochester, New York for 26 years. She began working with ATHN in2006 as a volunteer helping with bookkeeping. She was invited to come on board full time as our finance director in 2013 and now serves as Vice President of Finance and Administration.


Moses Miles

Moses Miles is the Chief Operating Officer of the American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the organization and ensuring the execution of ATHN’s mission. He has more than 30 years’ experience in information and healthcare technology in commercial, US federal and US state environments. Moses is a former Senior Manager of Deloitte Consulting and the former Chief Architect of the State of Georgia where he was responsible for setting technology policy and standards for the state’s agencies.


Michael Recht

As Chief Science Officer (CSO) for ATHN, Michael Recht, MD, PhD, MBA, works at the strategic and policy level to inform the scientific direction of ATHN. He works across the organization to define, develop, and implement ATHN’s science and research strategy.

As a pediatric hematologist, Dr. Recht has actively participated in over 100 clinical trials testing new treatments for children, adolescents and adults with bleeding and clotting disorders, including leading research involving gene therapy for hemophilia. Dr. Recht also continues to treat children and young adults affected by bleeding and clotting disorders as a member of the Hemophilia Center at Oregon Health & Science University.

Melissa Creary

As Senior Director, Office of Public Health Initiatives, Melissa is responsible for supporting ATHN’s efforts to consolidate federal programs and strengthen partnerships, establish a Health Equity Program, and leverage ATHN’s capabilities to support medically underserved populations. With a distinguished background in public health, Melissa spent nine years at the CDC Division of Blood Disorders where she helped create and co-lead the first national program and data collection system for sickle cell disease and thalassemia. In addition to her work at ATHN, she is also an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. She received her PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies and her MPH in Public Health from Emory University.


Grace Trinidad

As the director for the National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center, Grace is responsible for the direction and strategic coordination of the collaborative national infrastructure of regional hemophilia networks. She is trained as an implementation scientist and has many years of experience in community-based research—focusing on the ethical, legal, and social implications of privacy in healthcare. Grace received her PhD in Health Infrastructures and Learning Systems and has a MPH in Health Behaviors and Health Education from the University of Michigan.


Skye Peltier

As the Director of Public Health Programs and Surveillance, Skye oversees the coordination of the Community Counts program in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She comes to this position with 16 years of experience working as a physician assistant in bleeding and clotting disorders. She received her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota and her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Augsburg the University in Minneapolis.


Stephanie Rompot

Stephanie Rompot is ATHN’s Senior Director of Product Management and is responsible for ATHN’s portfolio of products. Her passion for improving patient outcomes and skill in scaling product delivery helps ATHN grow solid solutions for ATHN Affiliates, collaborators, and researchers. Her passion for improving patient outcomes and skill in scaling product delivery helps ATHN assist patients and researchers.

Before joining ATHN, Stephanie established and led Product Management teams for a large healthcare products company to deliver a portfolio of patient services that enabled specialty patients to receive better and faster care. She also led product delivery at other firms to support testing and data warehousing. The 30 years of experience in product and engineering management helps her promote ATHN’s mission and will help to extend the growing needs of the ATHN Affiliate community.


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