Deaf Services Advisory Council (DSAC)


Deaf Services Advisory Council is a council made up of community members here in San Diego that will be feeling the pulse of the community here in San Diego that receives services from Deaf Community Services of San Diego (DCS).

DSAC plays an important role in ensuring that DCS continues to better understand the community they serve, improve their services to the community they serve here in San Diego.

DEI Objectives:

  • Nurture diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within DCS as a reflection of its programs and services, as well as community engagement.
  • Regular assessment of DCS policies and procedures ensuring that DEI principles are applied and consistent.
  • Cultivate a culture of learning and growth where employees feel respected, valued, and empowered.
  • Cultivate a culture of honest communication and accountability through collaborative and collective work, team building, and refining inclusive practices.

The council has a meeting once every few months where they discuss different feedback they’ve received from many members of the community that DCS serves, and they’ll discuss what the DCS board needs to know.

A DSAC representative will join the monthly board meetings and provide a report. DCS board will then incorporate that feedback into their strategic plans and work in ensuring that DCS works towards those goals.

There are three officer positions, Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary available. We also can have five to nine Elected Voting Community Member Positions We need more people like YOU to join DSAC. Interested? Visit DSAC Homepage to review the bylaws, available in ASL! Please contact us at, and we’ll catch you up!



📌 Friday, 1/8/21

Introductory Video from DSAC Chair Ruth Rosas


📌 Saturday, 1/30/2021, 10 AM – 12 PM: 

DSAC Meeting announcing new DSAC Officers. From there DSAC officers will take over running the meeting and begin voting on the nominations until 7 community member positions are filled.

Candidates for four (4) Elected Voting Community Member positions

  • Nadmionor Casiano
  • DJ Everton-Lovell
  • (open)
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The DSAC officers and newly elected community members will discuss the next meeting date, how often they will meet and agenda for the next meeting.


For more questions, please contact DSAC officers at

DSAC Officers

CHAIR: Ruth Rosas
SECRETARY: Dylan Gardner

DSAC Documents

The DSAC Bylaws describe everything about the DSAC including (but limited to) its structure, duties, and qualifications for membership.

  1. Code of Ethics
  2. Conflict of Interest
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Drug and Alcohol Policy
  5. Sexual Harassment Policy

Coming soon!

Contact Us

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