Vicki Nakashima

Community Advocate

Vicki enjoys her retirement from the State of Oregon where she served as the Director of Multicultural Health for the Department of Human Services.  Previous employment included; Assistant Administrator, Recruitment and Career Services, State of Oregon, Civil Rights Manager for  the Department of Transportation and Children's Services Division, Organizational Development Manager for NIKE  U.S. Customer Service.  In addition, Vicki was the first Executive Director for Partners in Diversity and has served on the PID Leadership Council member since it was founded in 2005.

In her spare time she volunteers as a player assistant for Camas Meadows Golf Club and a TAG Team member for the Oregon Golf Association where she helps with golf tournaments for youth and adult competitors.  Vicki also chairs the City of Portland Golf Advisory Committee which advises on the operation of five City golf courses.  Other volunteer activities include;  Public Relations and Membership Chair for Western States Golf Association, an African American focused Association made up of 33 clubs located in the Western U.S.  She is also involved in activities related to the Oregon-Toyama Sister State Relationship and City of Portland Minority Evaluator Program