LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR
Greetings. It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Consortium of Doctors, Ltd. (COD) website to learn more about our organization. It is a stellar group of women working tirelessly to advocate, encourage and uplift women, children and families.
COD, a national organization with members from throughout the United States, was founded in 1991 by Dr. Abigail Jordan, of Savannah, Georgia. She believed that women, who hold terminal degrees, should work together to uplift our children and families and make a positive difference in their lives and the lives of others in communities and cities across the country.
We hold a national conference in various cities across the country to have an impact on the local community and to honor those individuals who have made a positive impact on the lives of others. We also have a major youth component as part of our conference, where we talk with the youth about their dreams and their fears. As part of that event, we hold an essay contest and award the winners cash scholarship funds. Of course, our home city is Savannah, where the organization was established and our charter city. We have held conferences in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Chicago, Nashville, Savannah and many others throughout our 28-year history.
Please peruse our website and you will find more information about our organization, its founder, former directors and our mission and goals to do our part to make the world a better place. We invite you to contact us, contribute funds and share your ideas. We would love to hear from you.
Thank you for considering the Consortium of Doctors, Ltd. If we all do our part, we can make the world a better place for everyone.
Phyllis Qualls, Ed. D.
The Consortium of Doctors, Ltd. are African American women who have completed doctorate degrees from nationally accredited institutions and have made contributions beyond the realm of the ordinary to enhance the lives of humankind.
The main focus of the consortium is the plight of young African American youth and young adults who have qualified for the job market, and yet, are unemployed or underemployed.
The consortium's annual supportive gathering inducts new members to acknowledge, appreciate, and share testimonies, presentations, and on-going successes of new inductees, and of Consortium members all over the United States.
All aspects are intended to encourage and challenge African American youth and young adults to persevere.
The Consortium of Doctors, Ltd. was founded in 1991 by Dr. Abigail Jordan who had a dream of an organization of women who would serve as role models for others and who would unite and create a strength that is unequaled by any other organization.