Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy Eric Sandy, MA, has a wide variety of experience in alternative dispute resolution. He has conducted hundreds of mediations and hearings for the Superior Court, Community Mediation Program, Parent-Teen, Elder Care, Navy, Small Claims Court and Employment Disputes. He worked for the City of Del Mar Community Services Department for 45 years. Since 2003, ... Read more

Aous Ameen

Aous Ameen Aous Ameen is from Bagdad, Iraq, where he obtained degrees in Computer Systems and Law.  He has worked in the Technology Field and in Sales. He currently works for NCRC in our trainings for the Arabic speaking refugee population.

Dhalia Balmir

Dhalia Balmir Dhalia Balmir has worked in and brings perspectives from the corporate, public and nonprofit sectors.  Having worked at a San Diego Fortune 500 tech company for 12 years, Dhalia led the women and African American employee networks and building diversity strategic partnership.  Dhalia speaks French and translates Haitian Kreyol.  She holds a Master’s in ... Read more

Shelley Barajas-Leyva

Shelley Barajas-Leyva Shelley Barajas-Leyva, MA, is a native San Diegan who has been a proud Exchange trainer since 2011. She teaches conflict resolution skills to youth and community leaders, both nationally and internationally, in English and Spanish. In addition to her work with NCRC, Shelley is Director of the USD TRiO McNair Scholars Program – a ... Read more

Bob Berk

Bob Berk Dr. Bob Berk is the founder of New Table Consulting, a group that focuses on building capacity in individuals and organizations. After earning his degree in biology from University of California - San Diego, Bob began teaching students with emotional and behavior struggles in the Cincinnati area. This work led to Bob's return ... Read more

Karla Broady

Karla Broady Karla Broady holds a Master's Degree in International Educational Development with a concentration in Peace and Conflict studies from Colombia University. Karla has extensive experience working with families and young children. She is passionate about teaching parents positive ways to improve these relationships. Karla is certified as a trauma informed yoga instructor. She enjoys ... Read more

Carol Brookins

Carol Brookins Carol Brookins has more than twenty years of progressive human resources and employee relations experience in the corporate financial/banking industry to include her primary roles as Vice President of Human Resources and Employee Relations at JPMorgan Chase. She has conducted and managed investigations of discrimination complaints (filed with federal and state agencies) and partnered ... Read more

Jesse Brookins

Jessé Brookins Jessé Brookins holds a Master of Arts in Applied Sociology with an emphasis in Race and Ethnic Relations. He has held positions within Northern Arizona University’s Office of Inclusion & Diversity, Department of Ethnic Studies, and other roles within Student leadership/organization. Jessé is passionate about social equality and equity. As a NRCR Trainer for ... Read more

Emma Celeste

Emma Celeste Emma Celeste, a San Diego native, graduated from Seattle University in 2019 with BA’s in both Strategic Communication and Spanish. She is the Project Coordinator with National Conflict Resolution Center and works closely with the LiveWell SD program as well as our university projects. Emma has a passion for teaching youth and uses ... Read more

Dari DeSousa

Dari DeSousa Dari DeSousa has 30-years of well-rounded HR experience and a strong professional knowledge. She is known for her passion, energy and work ethic. Her specialties include: California HR. Hospitality. Employee investigations, Labor Relations, Large scope project management, Employee morale/team building, Leadership training/development and wage & compensation design/execution. Working with hourly entry level teams. At ... Read more