"A good leader creates leaders"
"Be positive and you can do anything with your skills"
"We're a team"
"Thank you for your confidence in me"
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.
Liz Piper (Left)
Denise St. Cyr (center)
RaVen Sequoia (Right)
Secretary: Rose Larson
Rose Larson is culturally Deaf and fluent in ASL. She has been with Deaf World against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE) since September 2011, first as an advocate and outreach coordinator, assistant director and now serves as executive director.
Rose is also trained as a Sexual Assault Response Advocate, volunteering with DWAVE in partnership with the Sexual Assault Response Network of Central Ohio and is registered advocate in the state of Ohio. Rose is very passionate about Deaf community and it is her dream to see more young girls becoming leaders. Deaf children are our future.
Webmistress: RaVen Sequoia
relocated Columbus, Ohio from Colorado. Works at CSCC as an ASL Lab teacher
& an online ASL MasterMentor/Tutor/Evaluator
nationwide and runs a side business as a Professional Organizer.
Her leadership experiences include peer advisor at MSSD, a mentor for Deaf women and young girls.
"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?"