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 career expanding NCRC's work nationally and internationally.
In recent years, Ashley led NCRC through a successful re-branding effort, allowing the organization to better represent itself to the community at-large. With NCRC's fresh new look and re-invigorated web-site Ashley hopes to improve the accessibility of NCRC's services to the people who need them.

Marc
Meyer
Director of Operations

Marc A. Meyer is the Director of Operations at the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC). He began volunteering with NCRC in 2006 and was hired as a full-time staff member in 2009. Marc has played a pivotal role in the growth of NCRC’s training initiatives; being the primary driver of creating systems to manage the exponential growth. Marc currently focuses most of his time managing the various training projects for NCRC’s Training Institute and supporting NCRC projects organization wide. Marc also directs the day to day operations at all NCRC’s offices.

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.
 

Kathryn
Shade
Senior Program Manager, NCRC Center for Community Cohesion

Kathryn has been with the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC) since May of 2017. As the Senior Program Manager of NCRC’s Center for Community Cohesion (CCC), Kathryn continues the work of community engagement through collaborations with local agencies, organizations and residents to promote a culture of inclusivity, community empowerment and cohesion.  Dedicated to community advocacy, she most recently worked for the Alliance for African Assistance, a refugee resettlement agency, as Interim Program Manager and employment Case Manager. Prior to that she spent five years as the Finance & Administration Manager for the Coalition of Neighborhood Councils, an umbrella organization for San Diego’s 4th District neighborhood councils. 

Lara
Anderson
Restorative Youth Coordinator
Breea
Buskey
Program Facilitator
Kate
Callen
Senior Development Communications Writer
Francisco
Carbajal
Senior Program Manager Lead Facilitator
Justine
Darling
Restorative Practices Coordinator
Joshua
Hernandez
Paralegal, Divorce Mediation Group
R.
Christian
Hulburt
Development Director
Bridget
Lambert
Development Officer
Veronica
Mikho
Community Justice Program Manager, City Heights
Jeff
Minkin
Database Manager/Administrative Assistant
Stephen
Miranda
Marketing Assistant
Marissa
Newman
Data and Evaluation Manager
Juan Carlos
Nieblas
Restorative Justice School Specialist
Bethlehem
Omer
Office Manager
Robert
Ontiveros
Program Manger/Facilitator
Dylan
Prohaska
Administrative Assistant
Bette
Rud
Finance Officer
Ustena
Said
Outreach Coordinator
Arthur
Silverstein
Logistics Manager – Training Institute
Hanna
Venizelos
Program Manager – Training Institute
Jennifer
Vermillion
Restorative Practices School Specialist
Randy
West
Community Justice Program Manager, Downtown