Cincinnati Association for the
Blind & Visually Impaired

CABVI Welcomes Two Returning and One New Board Member

June 16, 2020 – Cincinnati, OH –Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired (CABVI) welcomes two returning members and one new board member who bring a wealth of expertise and experience to CABVI.


Returning Members Include:
Deborah Kendrick of Hyde Park is an award-winning writer, editor, and poet. In 1986, she launched a weekly column, ‘Alive and Well,” in the Cincinnati Enquirer, the first of its kind to focus on disability rights. The column ran for 30 years, enjoying its longest run in the Columbus Dispatch. Deborah is currently an active member of CABVI’s Board Program Committee and has served on the Strategic Planning and past Nominating Committees. She has served as a past Board Vice Chair and chaired the Agency Information Services Committee. Deborah rotated off the Board in 2019 and returned as a Trustee on April 24.


Norma Rashid of Fort Thomas. spent more than 25 years as a broadcast news journalist. Much of her career was spent as co-anchor of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati where she anchored the number one rated newscast. As a volunteer, Norma has worked with numerous local charities, including the March of Dimes, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and The Heart Association. She has chaired CABVI’s Marketing and Agency Funding Committees. Norma rotated off the Board in 2019 and returned as a Trustee on April 24.


One New Member:
Ben Rosensweet, of West Chester is a Cincinnati native. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a BA and has his MBA from Xavier University. His current role is Vice President and Business Development Officer with Byline Bank. Ben has served on CABVI’s Audit and Finance Committee since 2014. He has also been a volunteer with the United Way and the Community Foundation of West Chester – Liberty Center. Ben, his wife Courtney and their three children live in West Chester. Ben joined CABVI’s Board as a Trustee on April 24.

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