Rose Larson, Executive Director of Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE)
Topic: Intersectional Identities
Personal life and interests: Rose is a mom of three beautiful CODA girls Avalon, Ciara and Seraphina. Also she is a mom to many fur babies: 2 ferrets, Snow and Meeko; 6 chickens, Crazy legs, Jalapeno, Burrito, Puff , Cheeky and Buckbeak; a Chihuahua, Razor, a Sphynx cat, Primrose and a 13 year old turtle named Cuff. A self taught artist, she dabbles in different kinds of mediums and mixed media is her most favorite medium.
Beatrice Bachleda, Yoga Instructor
Topic: Relaxation Yoga
Personal life and interests: A 200-hour certified level yoga instructor and co-founder of Eutierria, a website platform on environmental news, self-care and yoga advice and outdoor recreational tips in ASL format. Enjoys doing yoga workshops and presentation for the Deaf and ASL communities.
Debbie Schaaf, HLAA (Hearing Loss Association of America)'s State of Ohio Chapter Coordinator
Topic: What is an effective Leadership?
Personal life and interests: From Wooster, Ohio. Married to Gene and have three horses. Love to travel to see family and friends in Georgia and Florida.
Holly Jensen, Owner of Tenton Pines Financial, Inc., Cash flowing certified coach, licensed in life insurance, retirement planning as well as other financial services.
Topic: Learn How to Transform Your Debt into Wealth
Personal life and interests: Grew up on small farm in rural Idaho in the Snake River basin. A mother of two grown CODA sons. Great love for Grand Tetons and tall pine trees at Yellowstone National Park.
Dawn Watts, Motivational Speaker, Vlogger, and Traveler
Topic: How to Advocate using VLogs?
Personal Life and interests: Born to Deaf parents in East Cleveland, Ohio. Held many board positions for different local deaf/interpreter organizations. Currently, administrator for Facebook group, Deaf and DeafBlind Ohioans and on the advisory team with PJB Connections, mental and behavioral health therapy using horses for youth and families.
Kimberly Clark, Advocate and Outreach Coordinator of
Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE)
Topic: Intersectional Identities
Personal Life and Interests: Kimberly has completed her masters degree in social work from Ohio State University (OSU) with a 20 plus years in the field of mental health and disability. She has volunteered for many years with DWAVE, served as a member of Board of Trustees as well as volunteering for direct client services prior becoming a staff member.
Kacy Chambers, Creative Projects Manager and Hotline Coordinator for DeafPhoenix, a statewide Deaf anti-violence organization.
Topic: All About You and Self Care
Personal Life and Interests: Activism extends to empowerment of Deaf youth through volunteer work including Deaf Women of Ohio (DWO) Young Girls Outreach and as a sports coach for middle school girls at Indiana School for the Deaf. Her dream came to reality for having co-hosted empowerment retreat to instill leadership skills with healthy self-esteem as a co-founder of Strength is Key. A mother of three KODA sons.
Marie Potts, Empowerment Coordinator for DeafPhoenix and a Disability Services Advocate for Columbus State Community College
Topic: Social Media
Personal Life and Interests: A licensed social worker for more than 18 years in Ohio. Graduated with BSW in 1991 and MSW in 1998 from Gallaudet University.