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community advocates

Velvet Brown-Watts

Community Advocate
Founder-Chairperson
Supporters of Families
With Sickle Cell Disease
5424 N. Madison Ave Tulsa
Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States

Velvet L. Brown-Watts, is the Founder-Chairperson of Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease, Inc. Supporters (as it is affectionately known) is a community-based Oklahoma nonprofit organization that has assisted families living with sickle cell diseases since 2004.

Supporters is an IRS 501(c)(3) designated nonprofit agency. It is the only comprehensive grassroots family support and advocacy organization in Oklahoma that serves as a center of contact and referral service for community resources to assist individuals with sickle cell and related diseases. 

Velvet is an inspirational voice in the sickle cell community. She is pioneering executive, social worker and community activist. Velvet has spent over 20 years in social services, serving on several non-profit community boards, and volunteering with many different organizations in the Oklahoma community. She has conducted several workshops for varies agencies throughout Oklahoma as to the impact of SCD/SCT.

Velvet is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, a member of Phi Alpha Honor Society and a member of Oklahoma Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Patient Advocacy Committee. Velvet is currently, the President of the General Assembly of the Sickle Cell Community Consortium.