Introducing SVF's New Division President 2022

By CSD  |  September 25, 2021

Rosa Lee is one of the few BIPOC disabled women holding a leadership position in the venture fund industry and in the marketing industry.

Communication Service for the Deaf is proud to announce that our Chief Marketing Officer, and longtime leader in the Deaf community, Rosa Lee Timm is the new Division President for CSD’s Social Venture Fund. Rosa Lee first joined CSD in 2019 as the Chief Marketing Officer and has been an integral part of the organization’s senior leadership ever since. 

“As a Black Deaf woman, I know that our community is not lacking in creativity, determination, resiliency or vision – what we lack is access,” said Rosa Lee. “I am excited to get to work on breaking down barriers and increasing access to capital investment for Deaf and hard-of-hearing business owners of all backgrounds.” 

Rosa Lee is a well-known performance artist, widely recognized for her American Sign Language music videos and work as a solo performer on The Rosa Lee Show. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Rochester Institute of Technology and her master’s in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling from Western Oregon University. Before joining CSD, Rosa Lee served as the marketing director for Deaf Counseling, Advocacy & Referral Agency and held various roles in education, teaching at Ohlone College, California School for the Deaf – Fremont, and more.  

“Rosa Lee’s background as an entrepreneur, organization leader, and educator over the past 20 years are distinctive professional experiences that meld together beautifully to add tremendous value and depth to CSD SVF,” said CSD CEO Chris Soukup. “We look forward to wonderful momentum with SVF in the coming year with her leadership and guidance!”

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