Rosa Yadira Ortiz (she/her/ella)

Co-Director of Development, Forward Together

Rosa leads with heart—boldly and unapologetically.  Rosa’s role as Co-Director of Development is grounded in fundraising from a belief in abundance, resource mobilization, and positioning BIPOC and TGNC folks from a place a power. She came to Forward Together in 2016 after working at several partner organizations including Illinois Caucusa for Adolescent Health (Development Director) and Western States Center (Development and Communications Manager).

While Rosa resides in Portland, OR, she will always be a Chicagoan at heart. She’s a cis queer immigrant Mexicana and a fan girl of la Guadalupe and Selena. Her favorite hobbies are taking naps in restorative yoga, feeling embodied while weightlifting, and funding abortions/building power as a Board Member of the National Network of Abortion Funds.

Rosa is grounded in her love for given and chosen family and is proud to be a Mami’s girl raising twin Mami’s boys.