MEET THE FOUNDER
Mother, Revenue Cycle Manager,
Carmen Davenport is a biological mom of one, step-mom of 3 and motherly energy to many. Redefining the written definition of ‘BLACK’ is the greatest empowering legacy she plans to leave to not only her own family, but others who struggle daily with accepting who they are despite what society considers ‘normal’.
Carmen grew up on the Southside of Indianapolis and graduated from Thomas Carr Howe High School (Go Hornets!), she went on to attend Indiana Business College where she majored in Fashion Merchandising. While in school, Carmen began working full-time for a local Non-Profit organization whose mission is to provide healthcare services to the underserved and disadvantaged population.
Throughout Carmen’s tenure, she has implemented three software programs used to support both Practice Management and EHR workflows. Carmen holds an 13 year Practice Management Training Certification, has developed and oversees her company's first corporate training program, manages it's Revenue Cycle Department and served as one of the first Organizational Customer Service Advocates & Corporate Event Planners. To date, Carmen has been with the organization 30 years.
Carmen understands that people should function within their ministry to produce the biggest impact and she struggled to find how her passions and abilities could aid in improving some of the disparities the black communities face.
Carmen’s passion for bringing people together, her interest in making a difference and her struggle to find her place in a movement whose mission aligned with what kept her up at night, became the inspiration in creating the Black Dolla Indy platform.
Carmen launched a T-shirt line in 2015 entitled “Marilyn Who?” which was used to empower black women. Her hope was that they would develop a greater sense of self-worth through the expression of art depicted. In all, no matter the shade, black is beautiful!
Carmen is the author of a children’s book series called Nosey Nia. Nosey Nia gives a brief exploration of a child’s view of the bible and answers many questions children may have. She currently has three of the 5-book series released, to include “Nosey Nia and the Big Book” , “Nosey Nia – 7 Days”, "Nosey Nia - Man Oh Man" and her next book titled "Nate Counts To 10" is scheduled to be released fall 2022 which will be followed by 2 other kids book entitled “Tricky Colors”, "Pretty in Politics" and an adult book entitled, “Random thoughts About Random Sh!+.”
You can find her published works on Amazon or online at almost any book retailer in the US.