The Parks Foundation of Clark County has named Dianna Kretzschmar as Executive Director. She will start her new position on Wednesday, March 15, 2017.
Kretzschmar is a strong community leader and passionate advocate for many causes throughout Clark County. She has worked in Southwest Washington as a social worker and clinical case manager in long-term health care for almost 30 years. She serves on the boards of the Friends of the Elder Justice Center and Mobile Medical Providers Northwest. She previously served as the first program coordinator for the Clark County Elder Justice Center in the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. In that role, she was instrumental in establishing the center, which educates, coordinates and fosters cooperation between professionals and public workers to find and prosecute cases of elder abuse. She is also a 2013 Clark College Foundation Iris Award Winner. Kretzschmar also served as Community Outreach Coordinator for the Clark County Vulnerable Adult Task Force. She is a volunteer for many community organizations including Share, where she spearheaded the successful #every28days campaign, the School of Piano Technology for the Blind, Battle Ground Healthcare and The Children’s Center.
“I am so very honored to follow in the footsteps of such amazing women. Cheri Martin and Temple Lentz are personal heroes of mine and to build upon the work they have done, humbles me, “ says Kretzschmar. “To go to work daily to further the cause that community treasure, Flossie Wager, held near and dear to her heart is such a dream come true for me.”
“We are thrilled that Dianna will be joining the Parks Foundation. Her passion and commitment to this community is an asset to our organization, “ says Renee Wilson, Board President of the Parks Foundation.