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Bio


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Welcome to Indigo Consortium.

Since 2013 we have been committed to the overarching goal of addressing the complicated health and well-being needs of women Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life. It is imperative that her interests are recognized, respected and responded to. We are dedicated to ensuring that women Veterans receive the information, tools and support they need to reach their personal and professional goals now and following their years of service. Our target population are women Veterans who are experiencing significant gaps in the care and services essential to transition successfully.

An essential part of what we do at Indigo Consortium is actively listen, in order to tailor the response to the unique needs of each individual veteran.  We assist in advocating for the services she needs so she can build on her quality of life.

The urgency of the assistance needed for women Veterans cannot be stressed enough, given the rapid growth of women veterans returning to our community. The institutional procedures of agencies in which they seek assistance are most often complicated, time consuming and daunting. We are here because sometimes assistance cannot wait.

Won’t you join us to serve those who have served our country and now need our help!


Mission: We advocate for and walk with women Veterans as they transition from military service to civilian life.

Motto: Weaving the Wisdom of Heart, Skill and Work.

What We Do: Identify needs, coordinate existing and new resources, and check for breaks in services while bridging the gap to ensure her immediate needs are met. 

 
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Our Team


OUR TEAM

Our Team


OUR TEAM

 
 

Shawn M. Ross, Founder & Executive Director

Shawn Ross founded Indigo Consortium in 2010. She has traveled internationally to work with the Ministry of Gender and Development in Monrovia, Liberia. She serves as a NGO Liaison with the Women’s Missionary Society of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Received training in Mental Health First Aid, PHR certification and obtained a Masters in Public Administration. She has co-chaired and now chairs the Bull City Stand Down, an event dedicated to providing services and resources to all Veterans who have served in the military. 

Brenda Watson, Peer Support Specialist

Brenda Watson is a Peer Support Specialist certified through the state of North Carolina and successfully completed the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Program from Duke University.  She advocates diligently for veterans while providing the necessary tools, insights and resources.  For many years she has timelessly dedicated herself to the work of helping veterans improve their quality of life.

 
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Board of Directors


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board of Directors


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Indigo Consortium's Board of Directors includes individuals with experience in substance abuse counseling, vocational rehabilitation, the military, and business.

Dorinda Cummings, Retired Veteran    

Angela Pryce, Business Owner      

Michael Czsyz, Educator    

Melodie Boone, Author & Career Consultant