Andrea (she/her) is a certified mediator with advanced training and practice in Restorative Justice, Family Mediation, Agricultural Mediation, and Conflict Dynamics Coaching for individuals and teams. She learned to mediate as a licensed geologist (RG/PG) in the U.S. and abroad, before becoming trained in the interest-based negotiation model by master trainer Marti Kantola Dane. She has been involved with Six Rivers since 2014, and was selected to serve as Executive Director in 2021.
She has served as Co-President and Vice President of Resolution Washington, the member association of 21 Dispute Resolution Centers across Washington state. She currently represents Six Rivers with Resolution Oregon and the Coalition of USDA Certified Agricultural Mediation Programs.
Outside of work, she is outside, learning, playing, and napping.
As a student, teacher and practitioner of nonviolent/compassionate communication for nearly 20 years, Lori believes that how we talk (and listen) to one another matters. Lori did her basic mediation training with Six Rivers in 2010; experiencing the destructive results of unresolved conflict in community groups inspired her to become a mediator. This led to specialized trainings in Facilitation, Restorative practices, and Foreclosure mediation. Lori is a volunteer facilitator for the Restorative Dialogue program (for juvenile offenders and those they’ve harmed) with Lutheran Community Services Northwest. Lori enjoys tai chi, foraging for wild edibles, and growing food.
Early Resolution Specialist
Ona earned her B.A. in communication studies and relational conflict management from St Cloud State University. She brings 10 years of experience in community mediation, Restorative Justice and project coordination and design. Ona is a trained mediator and is a passionate believer in the positive effects of resolving disputes through mediation. She lives in Goldendale, WA with her husband and pets.
Colleen took Basic Mediation Training from Six Rivers in 2019 and knew immediately that she wanted to help people find peaceful solutions to conflict. She has been an active mediator with Six Rivers since. Previously, she has worked in international relief and development, and has served the Gorge as a contracted project manager and grant writer with numerous local non-profit organizations and coalitions. She has a B.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon and a Master of Public Administration in International Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. She is a Gorge local, having grown up in Hood River. She lives in White Salmon and is a proud mom of a daughter and a son.
Debra Pennington Davis
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