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Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates
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Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates
P.O. Box 3490
Redmond, WA 98073
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The Organization of Regulatory and Clinical Associates is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that was incorporated in Washington State in 1995. ORCA is governed by its Board of Directors and working rules for its governance are contained in the ORCA Bylaws. If you are a member and would like to receive a copy of the ORCA Bylaws, please submit an email to  

The Board of Directors currently consists of seven members elected by the members of ORCA. Directors typically serve for a term of two years and may serve for a maximum of six consecutive years. The Board of Directors is divided into two groups; Group A has three members and Group B has four members. Beginning with the 2012 annual meeting and thereafter, one group of directors will be elected by the members each year, generally at the ORCA annual meeting in September.

The officers of ORCA are elected by the Board of Directors and serve for a term of one year. Typically, there are three officers: President; Secretary and Treasurer. Each director who is not an officer generally has responsibility for a designated activity of importance to ORCA's operations. This may include development of the educational program calendar, supporting meeting preparations, and coordinating the support of volunteers to assist with a range of ORCA activities, to name a few.

The current members of the Board of Directors as well as officers, their terms of office and their positions are listed below.

2021-2022 ORCA Board Members

Officer Position Director Term Expires  Contact Information
Elizabeth Cross Nichol (A)
Treasurers  Albert Nakano (B) 
Elena A Rechkina (A)
Secretary  Elena Kuzmenko (B) 09/2021
At Large  Mila Kipnis (B)  09/2021
At Large  Trish Kan Brown (A) 09/2022
At Large Lynda Marie Emel (A) 09/2021

2021-2022 ORCA Non-Board Leadership Positions

The following positions may be held by any member of ORCA who wish to assist the organization in fulfilling its mission.

Program/Meeting Managers Mila Kipnis 
Lynda Marie Emel
Outreach/Membership Trish Kan Brown

No member of the Board of Directors or any officer receives any compensation for her or his ser
vices, although a director or officer may be reimbursed for business expenses incurred on behalf of ORCA.


Volunteers are vital to ORCA’s success. Volunteers assist ORCA with its monthly programs, plan those programs and solicit speakers, develop and implement marketing efforts and membership drives, serve on its Board of Directors, and provide a wide range of volunteer services that help make ORCA a meaningful and useful resource for its members. If you are interested in volunteering, please email or any member of the ORCA Board of Directors.