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Cynthia Derosier

Cynthia has 25+ years of art-direction and communications, marketing, brand development and strategic planning experience, including facilitation and graphic recording. She also has personal experience in Non-Profit organizational development as founder and former Executive Director of a successful NPO organization.

Cynthia’s work with Westwood International as a graphic facilitator has focused on providing leadership development training, client coaching, and strategic business direction. She has recorded and has co-facilitated team-building and strategic planning sessions for numerous non-profits, corporations and associations and produces finish work illustrations.

Cynthia is the author/designer of two award-winning books: “The Surfer Spirit” and “The Survivor Spirit ~The Beauty and Passion of Breast Cancer Survivors”.

The response to “The Surfer Spirit” inspired her to create an innovative non-profit mentoring program serving at-risk and adjudicated teens (in conjunction with the Hawaii State Judiciary system). From 2005 to 2012, Ms. Derosier applied her creative team building and organizational development skills to establish and oversee the NPO’s development into stable and solid 501c3 entity. By 2012, the organization had recruited and trained over 250 volunteer mentors, served over 300 youth and raised well over two million dollars in funding support.

In addition to working with the Westwood team, Cynthia continues her work in brand development, communications and strategic planning. Cynthia’s consulting experience includes:

• Strategic planning, including visioning, mission and action plans for US Green Building Council, Kapiolani Community College, Office of Hawaiian Affairs, and Hawaii Convention Center.

• Leadership training for various organizations including dental study clubs, Waikiki Beach Activities and Surfrider Spirit Sessions.

• Brand development, implementation, and execution for launch of the Hawaii Convention Center. As well as creative strategy and production of major

Cynthia holds a BFA in Art Direction and Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. Master’s Candidate in Art Education and Art Therapy at Columbia University, NYC She is certified as a Graphic Facilitator and Graphic Recorder by The Grove Consultants International.


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