GLHF Welcomes New Regional Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator to its Team

We are proud to announce that Kaveh Shabtaie, MPH, and Julie Pahnke, MS, have joined the GLHF team!

Kaveh has accepted a position as GLHF’s Regional Coordinator. In his new position, Kaveh is responsible for administering GLHF’s two federal grants to 14 Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) in WI, IL, MN, SD and ND. Kaveh, as part of the regional team, manages HTC federal allocations, oversees subcontracts, and monitors expenses. GLHF’s regional team also assesses comprehensive care within the regional program, coordinates annual collection of national databases, facilitates the Regional Executive Council, plans an annual regional meeting and provides opportunities for resource sharing, networking and collaboration among HTCs within the region.

“I am very excited to join the GLHF team! As a strong community advocacy organization, GLHF clearly makes a difference in the lives of people and families living with a bleeding disorder,” said Kaveh. “I am impressed with many of GLHF’s programs including scholarships and Camp Klotty Pine.”

Kaveh has a Master of Public Health degree from Drexel University School of Public Health, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Prior to joining GLHF, he was a Physician Office Assistant in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

“I’m excited to learn more about GLHF’s role as the central source for 14 Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the Region V West/Northern States Regional Network. I am looking forward to bringing my federal grants and project management experience to an expanded level. I look forward to representing GLHF and the region on national committees, conferences and other meetings!”

Julie, GLHF’s new Special Events Coordinator, is responsible for fundraising events including Milwaukee’s Best Bloody, Madison’s Best Bloody and the Unite for Bleeding Disorders Walks in Milwaukee and the Fox Valley. These events raise critical funds and awareness for the bleeding disorders community of Wisconsin. Proceeds directly support programs such as Patient Financial Assistance, youth and family camp programs, advocacy efforts, scholarships and educational programs hosted throughout the year.

Julie has a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, as well as a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture and Design degree from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Julie first became interested in GLHF after volunteering on the Milwaukee’s Best Bloody planning committee.

“Having been introduced to GLHF’s mission for a few years now, I am beyond elated to be a part of this team and helping to raise funds through special events for the bleeding disorders community!”

Julie most recently worked as the Marketing Liaison and Lead Artist at ArtWorks For Milwaukee. Prior to that she was the Interim Director of Community Resources at Highland Community School.

GLHF is both proud and excited to have Kaveh and Julie on our team!