Jeremiah L Watts Sr.

Jeremiah L Watts Sr., is the Development Director for Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease, Inc. ¬†Supporters is an IRS designate nonprofit 501c3 organization that services the entire state of Oklahoma. ¬†Jeremiah is a native Tulsan. He is a graduate of Tulsa Central High School, where he was actively involved in sports. After graduating […]

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Paul A. Taylor

Board Member

Native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Currently an Associate of New American Airlines, working in the capacity of Specialist II. Alumni of the Mighty McLain Scots of 1977, and a graduate of University of Phoenix, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology.

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Drew Diamond

Advisory Member

Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Tulsa. He joined the Federation staff in 2010 following two years as an Administrator with Union Public Schools and sixteen years as Director of Training the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)

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Velvet L. Brown-Watts,

Founder and CEO

Velvet L. Brown-Watts, is the Founder-Chairperson of Supporters of Families with Sickle Cell Disease, Inc. Supporters (as it is affectionately known) .


Barbara A. Taulbert

Advisory Member

Barbara Taulbert comes from a farm family where her parents were Soybean and Rice farmers in the Arkansas Delta.

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Marcus McKinley

Board Member

I am Marcus McKinley, a 31 year old male entrepreneur living with, advocating, and conquering sickle cell disease. I am originally from a small Mississippi Delta city of about 40,000 inhabitants named Greenville.

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Dr. Sherri Tapp, Ed.D

Board Member

Dr. Sherri Tapp, has served on the board for Supporters of Families With Sickle Cell since its inception. She is a dynamic public speaker, teacher and trainer, passionate about social justice and equity issues.

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