Meet the Team

Laurie Kelley


Laureen A. Kelley founded LA Kelley Communications, Inc. in 1990 to provide practical educational materials for families with bleeding disorders, after her child with hemophilia was born. She is the author of ten books on bleeding disorders, including Raising a Child With Hemophilia and Success as a Hemophilia Leader. Laurie was founder and publisher of the Parent Empowerment Newsletter (PEN) for 31 years, and PEN’s Insurance Pulse for 11 years. She also founded Project SHARE, a humanitarian program that donates millions of dollars’ worth of blood-clotting medicine annually to impoverished patients in developing countries. Laurie is founder and president for 22 years of Save One Life, a nonprofit child sponsorship agency for children with bleeding disorders in developing countries.

Laurie was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, and received her bachelor’s degree in child psychology from Regis College. She worked as a psychologist with handicapped children and adults for four years before earning her master’s degree in international economics and business from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. She worked for six years as an economic consultant at DRI/McGraw-Hill, before devoting her life to helping patients with bleeding disorders.

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Sara Prisland Evangelos

Editor, Writer

Sara Prisland Evangelos is a freelance writer and editor. She is a partner in JAS Group Writing and Editorial Services, addressing the communication needs of clients in the area of human services. Sara edits, writes and contributes to books, journals, newsletters, brochures, grant proposals and reports. She is also a published poet. Sara earned her bachelor’s degree in writing and psychology from the University of Illinois, and received advanced training in technical writing and editing from Northeastern University. She has worked for LA Kelley Communications since 1995.

Sara and her family enjoy hiking, canoeing, nature and music. Contact her at Or visit JAS Group at

Paul Clement

Science Editor​

Paul Clement is a science writer for the hemophilia community who enjoyed a long career as a high school science teacher. He is especially adept at translating complex topics into easy-to-understand language. He is the chief science writer and editor for LA Kelley Communications’  publications, including the Parent Empowerment Newsletter from 1998-2021 and PEN’s Insurance Pulse magazine from 2009-2020. He is co-author of the book Managing Your Child’s Inhibitor. In addition to his volunteer work for the Hemophilia Foundation of Southern California, Paul served as a board member for the Hemophilia Council of California. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in science education from California State Polytechnic University. 

Paul lives in southern California with his wife Linda. They have two adult children, Erika and Brett, who has severe hemophilia A.

Tracy Brody

Graphic Designer

Tracy works on a variety of graphic projects: she designs our quarterly newsletter PEN, our annual newsletter Pulse, all the books we produce in-house, such as the My First Factor series and Raising a Child With Hemophilia, posters, logos, and more. Tracy earned her bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from the Southern Connecticut State University. Prior to freelancing with LA Kelley Communications, she worked in the graphics department for Bayer Pharmaceutical, supporting the graphics needs of Bayer’s president and senior staff. She began working with LA Kelley Communications in 1999.

Amanda Wendt

Director, Digital Media

Amanda Wendt manages all digital media including the web site, and e-communications. Amanda earned her bachelor’s degree in communications/journalism from the University of Connecticut. Prior to freelancing with LA Kelley Communications, she handled executive communications for Bayer Pharmaceutical, supporting the video, presentation and staging needs of Bayer’s president and senior staff. She began working with LA Kelley Communications in 2002.

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