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..

Francisco
Carbajal
Director of Alternative Juvenile Justice

For youth in underserved San Diego neighborhoods, Francisco Carbajal is a turnaround specialist. He has a gift for diverting at-risk youth away from the juvenile justice system and toward a path to educational achievement and community leadership.

 

R. Christian
Hulburt
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Chris Hulburt combines the storytelling of a trial lawyer, the creative listening of a mediator and the caring heart of a minister to expand the reach of NCRC’s programming through fund development. After a 30-year legal career, Chris describes that his warrior energy was fading, and his peacemaker energy was rising. He came to NCRC as a mediator and soon became our Director of Development.  A member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Chris is focused on the interests of the donors, seeking the best way to help them accomplish their goals through the National Conflict Resolution Center.
 

Lisa
Maxwell
DIRECTOR OF THE 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.

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.

Veronica
Mikho
Director of Community Mediation

Veronica is the Director of Community Mediation at NCRC and has been mediating since 2005. She is a bilingual mediator and trainer who enjoys working with the community. Veronica received her B.S in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University.
 

Ashley
Virtue
Director of 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 has launched a major PR campaign, with the ultimate goal of positioning NCRC as a "thought-leader" nationally. Since then, NCRC has appeared on hundreds of local, regional and national media outlets and developed a robust social media campaign across multiple platforms. As often as you find Ashley working behind the camera on strategy, you will also find her in front of the camera most-days, representing NCRC in the news and on-line. She has been featured in media outlets such as Forbes, The Washington Post, C-Span, NPR, PopSugar, and many others. 

Kathy
Purcell
Director of 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 twenty-five years.

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. 

Jean
Silveria
Human Resources and Office Manager

Jean Silveira works as the Human Resources Manager and a Trainer with NCRC. She has over a decade of experience in diverse Human Resources Management positions in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, working for the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy and other private organizations. Jean works with organizations and community leaders to help understand and better serve our Veteran and Military Spouse communities.

Aurea
Bolaños Perea
Data and Evaluation Coordinator
Valerie
Breen
Community Mediation Coordinator
Breea
Buskey
Program Facilitator
Emma
Celeste
Logistics Coordinator
Iddo
Gelle
Program Facilitator
Joshua
Hernandez
Case Administrator, West Coast Resolution Group
Jennifer
Jensen
Development Manager
Smhale
Leon
Receptionist
Juan Carlos
Nieblas
Program Manager, Restorative Justice
Brittney
Ochira
Senior Project Manager
Daniel
Orth
Senior Project Manager
Genevieve
Quintard
Program Administrative Assistant
Bette
Rud
Finance Officer
Donna
Shanske
Community Mediation Coordinator
Susanna
Summers
Marketing Strategist, External Relations
Mikiel
Toure
Restorative Practitioner
Randy
West
Community Justice Program Manager, Downtown