Nancy Retsinas

Women of Achievement Iris Award Recipient

  • Awarded, 2018
  • Presented in observation of International Women’s Day, this award celebrates women’s outstanding contributions to the community

Collaborative Professionals of Washington

  • Board Director, 2017 – Present
  • Treasurer, 2018 – 2020
  • Vice-President / President-Elect, 2020 – 2022
  • Professional association focused on supporting professionals who provide services for non-court resolution of legal disputes

Cappella Romana

  • Board Director, 2013 – Present
  • President, 2017 – 2019
  • Internationally recognized vocal ensemble based in Portland, OR focused on the exploration of ancient Eastern Orthodox Christian liturgical music
  • Led development of three-year strategic plan that included facilitating internal stakeholder consensus-building, and developing SMART goals, objectives, and tactics to support focus areas

The Children’s Center

  • Board Director, 2002 – Present
  • President, 2007 – 2009
  • Mental health agency serving children and their families in SW Washington
  • Led multi-year strategic planning process that resulted in launch of successful Capital Campaign for new facility; co-led and co-wrote Facilities Feasibility Study for site selection process

Two Rivers Institute for Dispute Resolution (now known as Two Rivers Collaborative Practice)

  • Founder / Lead Trainer, 2015 – 2019
  • Delivered consensual dispute resolution (CDR, also known as ADR) training to more than 60 local attorneys over a four-year period
  • Continue to maintain consumer-oriented directory of CDR legal professionals


  • Board Director, 2013 – 2017
  • Non-partisan political action committee that endorses and supports women seeking non-partisan political and community leadership roles in SW Washington
  • Co-Led development and execution of an H-ROC project called “Girls ROC” focused on promoting leadership in young girls and bringing attention to 2014 Day of the Girl

Community Mediation Services

  • Steering Committee Member, established to form non-profit agency after losing government funding, 2007 – 2010
  • Founding Board Director, 2009 – 2010
  • Dispute Resolution Center providing mediation and conciliation services for a wide range of disputes, including neighbor-to-neighbor, landlord-tenant, consumer, small claims, public agency

Clark County Emergency Medical Services Administrative Board

  • Vice Chair / Board Director, 2004 – 2014
  • Five-member advisory board appointed by the Clark County Board of Commissioners (now County Council) to provide oversight of emergency medical services contracts and related issues


  • Co-Chair / Moderator, 1999 – 2004
  • A grassroots organization that brought citizens together to discuss important issues affecting our community in a neutral forum promoting enlightened dialogue and the sharing of ideas

Clark College Foundation

  • Board Director, 1999 – 2003
  • Committee work included funds allocation, student scholarships selection, gift acceptance

Rotary International, Vancouver Rotary Club

  • Member, 1998 – 2015
  • Board Director, 2002 – 2004
  • Committee involvement included "Partners for Work Committee", a program providing guidance to local employers in support of their employment of adults with developmental disabilities

SWIFT (Southwest Washington Independent Forward Thrust)

  • Member / Board Director, 1998 – 2003
  • President, 2001 – 2003
  • SWIFT was a grassroots organization providing grants to small non-profits in the SW Washington region

Fair Campaign Practices Taskforce of the League of Women Voters of Clark County, Campaign Watch Committee

  • Co-created and led local Fair Campaign Practices Taskforce that created the Campaign Watch Committee; investigated complaints from citizens and candidates alleging violation of a candidate’s pledge, 1995 – 2003
  • Facilitated taskforce decision-making process, and wrote and delivered written opinions with findings

League of Women Voters of Clark County

  • Member, 1994 – 2003
  • Board Director, 1994 – 2000
  • President, 1995 – 1999
  • Non-partisan organization that informs and educates the public regarding political issues and candidates