Meet our Staff

Steven
Dinkin
President

Steven P. Dinkin has served as President of the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) since 2003. At NCRC he has secured several federal contracts with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Navy, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.  He has also expanded the organization’s dispute resolution programming outside the United States to Europe, Asia and Latin America. Before arriving at NCRC, Steve was Program Director at the Center for Dispute Settlement (CDS) in Washington, D.C..

Lisa
Maxwell
Director, Training Institute

Lisa Maxwell has been a mediator since 1985 and is the Director of the Training Institute at the National Conflict Resolution Center. She has extensive experience mediating and resolving workplace disputes, interpersonal disputes, and complex issues. She has designed and implemented communication, conflict resolution and diversity trainings in Spanish and English locally and internationally for companies, universities and government agencies.Lisa developed and is the lead trainer in The Exchange Training.

Ashley
Virtue
Director, External Relations

Ashley has been with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) since 2005. She has been instrumental in the development and promotion of multiple mainstay programs at NCRC, and has focused much of her past ten years on expanding NCRC's work nationally and internationally.  Ashley was a key member of various teams that created programs such as West Coast Resolution Group, The Exchange training, NCRC's Study Abroad Institutes and many more.

Marc
Meyer
Associate Director, Training Institute

Marc A. Meyer  is currently the Associate Director of the National Conflict Resolution Center’s  Training Institute where he focuses most of his time on managing and implementing all of NCRC’s training initiatives and projects. Marc also serves as NCRC’s Office Manager where he helps to lead the organizational development of NCRC.  Marc has been involved with  NCRC  since 2004 when he worked as an intern in the Community division. 

Kathy
Purcell
Case Manager, West Coast Resolution Group

Kathy began her mediation career in 1993 as a volunteer mediator. Shortly after working as a volunteer mediator, she was hired as a Case Coordinator for San Diego Mediation Center, now known as the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC).  Kathy has seen the field of mediation grow with the legal community, and has enjoyed working in the ADR field for over twenty years.

Kim
Werner
Program Manager, Divorce Mediation Group

Kim Werner began working at NCRC in May 2013 as the paralegal with Divorce Mediation Group and became the Program Manager in August 2014.  Her background is primarily in family law and civil litigation.  Kim was instrumental in developing “Divorce Mediation 101,” a free workshop for those who are considering divorce or have already begun the divorce process.  One of her driving goals is to “educate, educate, educate” everyone about divorce mediation and to make mediation the go-to solution to divorce, rather than the expensive and sometimes traumatic litigation solution.  Outside the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her two sons.
 

Ryan
Ajou
Program Manager, University Initiatives
Haleigh
Alston
Training Institute Assistant
Kate
Callen
Senior Development Communications Writer
Francisco
Carbajal
Lead Facilitator
Lisa
Cole-Jones
Associate Director, Development
Carson
Cooper
Training Specialist
Luca
Dal Pubel
Senior Program Manager, International Programs
Dayna
Dang
Paralegal, Divorce Mediation Group
Zion
Daniel
Executive Assistant Center Specialist
Justine
Darling
Restorative Practices Coordinator
R.
Christian
Hulburt
Development Director
Bridget
Lambert
Development Officer
Paul
Landeros
Administrative Assistant
Veronica
Mikho
Community Justice Program Manager, City Heights
Stephen
Miranda
Marketing Assistant
Marissa
Newman
Training Coordinator
Bethlehem
Omer
Assistant Office Manager/Administrative Assistant
Maria
A.
Reed Stacey
Community Justice Program Manager, San Ysidro
Bette
Rud
Finance Officer
Hanna
Venizelos
Data and Evaluation Coordinator/Trainer
Jennifer
Vermillion
Restorative Practices School Specialist
Randy
West
Community Justice Program Manager, Downtown