Nancy Wilson

nancy wilson 279x300Nancy Wilson has 25 years of experience as a nonprofit executive director in several adult and youth-serving organizations. She has been a nonprofit consultant in organizational development, strategic planning and board development in organizations specializing in serving youth, immigrants and refugees, the environment, and community organizing efforts, among others. She has a background in educational policy as a school board member and co-founder and director of a public charter school.
More recently Ms. Wilson’s career and volunteer work as taken an international focus. In 2005-07 she served as a U.S. Peace Corp Volunteer in the post-conflict country of Macedonia. There, she worked with a Roma NGO providing free legal services to refugees from the war in Kosovo and those who became displaced when Yugoslavia broke apart. Upon returning to the United States, she became Project Facilitator for the Colorado Trust’s Serving Immigrants and Refugee Families Project (SIRFI) at the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning. In 2015, Ms. Wilson again returned to the Balkans with the Peace Corps, this time to the war-torn country of Kosovo as a community development volunteer and trainer. She remains passionate in her study of Balkan history and politics. She has traveled extensively in Eastern Europe and Africa and led projects for a Colorado nonprofit, US-Brazil Connect, in Northern Brazil as well where she lived on the Amazon River.
Currently Ms. Wilson serves as Chairperson for the Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Committee for International Visitors. In this role she works with National Programming Agencies in Washington to develop programs on various topics and host visitors from the U.S. State Departments premier exchange program, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP).