With our presenting partner, YWCA Clark County, we’re thrilled to announce the Vancouver stop of Together Equal: A Gender Equity Tour of Washington. Join us Tuesday, March 20, as we convene Vancouver’s women leaders for a conversation about advancing leadership and economic opportunity for all women and girls.
Tuesday, March 20 | 5:30 – 7:00 pm
YWCA Clark County Community Room
3609 Main St, Vancouver, WA 98663
Meet Our Powerhouse Panel
Mayor of Vancouver
In November 2017, Anne McEnerny-Ogle was elected to a four-year term as Mayor. Anne served on City Council from January 2014 through December 2017. She was also Vancouver’s Mayor Pro Tem from January 2016 through December 2017.
Anne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Southern Oregon State College in 1974 and a Master’s Degree in Education from Lewis and Clark College in 1976. Anne retired after teaching 30 years in Lake Oswego Public Schools and serving as the chair of the mathematics department. During this time, she was a consultant to numerous school districts in Washington and Oregon, presented her work at state and national mathematics conferences, and served as editor and author for Oregon’s State Math journal. She was a college and university lecturer and continues to supervise student teachers.
Regina McMenomy, Ph.D.
Regina is a gamer, writer, teacher, and podcaster living in the Pacific Northwest. She completed her Ph.D. in 2011 from Washington State University in Vancouver and continues to teach there part time. Regina’s research interests focus on women and technology, and her dissertation discussed female gamers and identity in digital role playing games. A lifelong geek and technology enthusiast, Regina recently started a Girls Who Code club at the Vancouver Community Library in support of their mission to close the gender gap in technology. You can follow her research and geeky interests on her website and podcast, The Geek Embassy.
Renate Atkins, RN, ACHE, MHSA, BSN, NNP (retired)
Renate is a proven executive leader with 43 years of progressive full time advancement. Her last full time role was as the Chief Administrative Officer of PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center, having been Chief Operating Officer from 2003 to 2010. Renate was responsible for all clinical, technical and support services, with oversight of patient care services, ancillary and support services, heart and vascular services, quality of care, operating budgets and control, operations, quality and efficiency improvement initiatives and regulatory and accreditation performance.
Key accomplishments include the $146 million Firsterberg Tower, the Holtzman Twins NICU, the Kearney Breast Center, PeaceHealth Southwest’s Emergency Department reduction in diversions and patient waiting time to under an hour.
Implemented Lean methodology for process improvement through team inclusion in solving problems, implemented a leadership and patient experience model that placed the PHSW organization in the top 100 categories of hospitals in the United States 4 times. Implementing improved efficiency and cost savings and revenue enhancements over a 3 year period of $60 million while maintaining high marks for caregiver and patient experience.
Since retirement from her full time executive role, Renate started her own healthcare consulting company in 2015, and is serving as President of the Board of Directors of YWCA, and serves on the Stephen’s Place Board.
Renate’s education includes:
Associate in Nursing, Northern Arizona University
Bachelor of Nursing, Northern Arizona University
Master’s Health Care Administration, St. Joseph’s College
Certificate Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, University of Arizona
Fellowship in the American College of Healthcare Executives ®
Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
Rosalba Pitkin is a Mexican immigrant of Nahuatl Indigenous heritage. She works at Clark College in the Office of Diversity where she encourages education for all underrepresented students. She is former Commissioner for the Commission on Hispanic Affairs where she worked closely with state legislators on issues affecting the Latino community. Currently, she is commissioner for the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission.
Prior to joining Clark College, Rosalba was a Spanish teacher for Coventry House and Katona József Gimnázium in Kecskemét, Hungary. She worked as a summer intern at the Office of US Senator Jeff Bingaman in Las Cruces, NM.
Rosalba was born, raised, and educated in Mexico with the help of her grandmother, aunt, and uncles. She comes from a farming family that worked from sun-up to sundown. When she moved to the USA, she began her education in the United States in an ESL class and worked her way through higher education.