Rosa Yadira Ortiz (she/her/ella)

Senior Grants Manager, Forward Together

Rosa leads with heart—boldly and unapologetically. She came to Forward Together in 2016 after working at several partner organizations, Western States Center and Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, and admiring for afar the magic of the Strong Families Network that Forward Together has created. Rosa’s role as Senior Grant Manager is grounded in fundraising from a belief in abundance, relationships based on shared values and authenticity, and positioning BIPOC and TGNC from a place a power.

While Rosa resides in Portland, OR, she will always be a Chicagoan at heart. She’s a proud immigrant, queer femme who loves all things Guadalupana and Selena. Her favorite hobbies are taking naps in restorative yoga, feeling embodied while weightlifting, and funding abortions 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 two Mami’s boys.