Foundation adds new board members

Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation adds new board members

INDIANAPOLIS – Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation announces Candee Chambers and Roscoe Brown as the newest members of the organization’s Board of Directors. Working with other board members, Chambers and Brown will seek to build philanthropic support for programs and services available to Hoosiers who are blind or visually impaired. The Foundation serves as the nonprofit fundraising arm for the Bosma Enterprises, which provides statewide rehabilitation and training for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Chambers is Executive Director of DirectEmployers and CEO for the organization’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Recruit Rooster. A passionate advocate for HR practitioners and the compliance challenges they face as government contractors, she previously served as the association’s VP of Compliance and Partnerships.

Along with her daily responsibilities, Chambers provides ongoing guidance to members. She speaks extensively across the United States on compliance matters related to Affirmative Action regulations, plan development, outreach responsibilities and employee selection. Her work also includes developing and providing training to HR compliance and staffing professionals on all areas of affirmative action compliance. 

With a background in recruitment, Human Resources Information Systems analysis, and affirmative action management, Chambers presents frequently at Affirmative Action-related conferences, regional ILG meetings, and National ILG Conferences. She is a faculty member for the National Employment Law Institute’s (NELI) Affirmative Action Program series, where she presents alongside top employment law professionals.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to continue my mission of providing individuals accessible and inclusive employment opportunities,” said Chambers. “I hope my voice will further advocate for Affirmative Action regulations and equal access to employment.” 

Brown, who is set to retire this year as the executive director of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation, has nearly 30 years of experience and involvement in the Indianapolis community and public transportation. 

“As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I am excited to join the board of an organization that provides such tremendous support to our veterans,” said Brown. “I look forward to continuing my work to support accessibility and inclusive public services to our community.”

Since joining IndyGo in 1999, Brown has held roles including Director of Flexible Services, Director of Community Development, Vice President of Business Development, and most recently Executive Director of the Indianapolis Public Transportation Foundation. Before joining IndyGo, Brown was Director of Transportation for a non-profit federation of Marion County multi-service centers and Executive Director of a northwest-side Indianapolis Community Development Corporation. 

“Both Candee and Roscoe have the experience and expertise in the Indianapolis philanthropic community to significantly support our mission and accomplish our goals,” said Arvetta Jideonwo, Executive Director, Bosma Visionary Opportunities Foundation. “We are excited to bring their knowledge and experience to the table as we further our mission to enable people who are blind or visually impaired to live more confidently and independently.”