"A good leader creates leaders"
"Be positive and you can do anything with your skills"
"Creativity is the fun of putting together unexpected ideas"
"Have Faith in Yourself with God,
"All we want, whether we are honeybees, salmon, trash-collecting ants, ponderosa pines, coyotes, human beings, or stars, is to love and be loved, to be accepted, cherished, and celebrated simply for being who we are. Is that so very difficult?" ~Derrick Jensen
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Spokesperson: Charisse Heine
A native New Yorker
Charisse's leadership roles include SBG Vice President at Gallaudet University, Jr NAD Advisor, as a mentor to young women and girls, and served as chair of HS Dept at OSD
Treasurer: Margy Wright
A native Columbus, Ohio
Margy's leadership experience includes coordinating the potluck and nursery at her Liberty Baptist Church of the Deaf and was the treasurer for church in Rochester, NY.
Event Coordinator: Brenda Shrader
A native Toledo, Ohio
Brenda's leadership experience includes DWO's chairperson for DWO's Tea Party and Holiday Brunch/Luncheon and as a role model at the Empowerment Retreat for Young Girls, and taught Bead Making Jewelry Class at her home.
Secretary: Dawn Watts
A Native Cleveland, Ohio
Dawn's first leadership experience was with Ohio Association of the Deaf and that lead her to different leadership roles such as Student Affairs Board Chairperson at Gallaudet University, DeafBlind Advocacy, Registry of Interpreter Regional III Deaf Caucus Chairperson, and her work with the Global Deaf Connection and US Embassy.
Webmistress: RaVen Sequoia
RaVen relocated Columbus, Ohio from Colorado
Her leadership experiences include peer advisor at MSSD, a mentor for women and young girls, and currently works as an Energy Body professional.