Board of Directors & Staff

 

Board President


Will Van Vactor - Will joined our Board in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience as a land use attorney in private practice. He is a volunteer mediator and a facilitator for a variety of State and local area projects. Will brings knowledge as an independent businessman and legal insight into environmental, conservation, and land use matters. Will also Chairs the Board Recruitment Committee. He currently lives in Bend.

Board Secretary


Kathy Moller - Kathy joined our Board of Directors in 2019 after spending four years volunteering as a community mediator. Her background in education serves to shape her priority interests in family mediation and development of restorative justice (RJ) practices in schools. Kathy also has more than 10 years of experience as a mediator with the Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Center (DRC). Active in the Arts, she also volunteers her time with the Tower Theater in Bend. She currently lives in Bend.

Board Member


Anne Zmyslinski-Seelig - Anne recently joined our Board of Directors in 2019 and is a trained community mediator. She currently works as a professor in the Communications Department on the Bend Campus of Central Oregon Community College (COCC), teaching courses in communications and dispute resolution. Anne is very interested in family mediation and the development of undergraduate Internship Programs for our organization. She currently lives in Bend.

Board Member

Danielle Strome - Danielle recently joined our Board of Directors in 2019 and is a trained community mediator. Danielle has long-standing local area ties and associations throughout Central Oregon. She holds advanced degrees in Law and Dispute Resolution and is a USDA-certified agricultural mediator with additional interests in a wide range of business, family, and community casework. She currently works as a local area realtor specializing in residential property sales. She currently lives in Bend.

Board Member


Bethany Ace - Bethany recently joined our Board of Directors in 2019 and is a trained community mediator. She is a former litigation and transactional attorney in both Hawaii and Oregon and the former Chair of the Appellate Section of the Hawaii State Bar. She currently has taken on entrepreneurial work in advising nonprofit Boards on governance, policy and legal matters. Bethany is very interested in organizational development and assisting community groups through facilitation of issues and conflicts in efforts to find consensus. She currently lives in Bend.


Board Member Pro Tem

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Julia Neary - Julia joined our Board in 2018 and brings a diverse range of experience in the information technology sector, specializing in program/product management for 20 years. She has a private IT consulting business and brings technical and business savvy to her work as a Board member. Julia is also an active mediator and has served as the Chair for the Board's Financial Oversight Committee. Although she lives in Bend, Julia is currently working in Europe and plans to return home and rejoin the Board during the Fall of 2020.

Board Member At Large

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Enrique Riquelme - Enrique joined our Board in early 2019 and brings a business approach to the Board from his many years as an architect and private business owner. He also provides his personal time and talent as a volunteer with Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) as a Spanish language translator for patients and health care professionals. Enrique is a very active mediator for both family and court related issues, and he has also served as the Chair for the Board's Financial Oversight Committee. Although he lives in Bend, Enrique is currently traveling in Europe and plans to return home and rejoin the Board during the Spring of 2020.

Executive Director



Gary Winterstein - Gary joined our organization in 2015 with a wealth of experience from staff and leadership assignments during his military career. He also has served on the staff of several U. S. Government agencies, in management positions in the private sector, and as an executive for a Veterans' Service Organization. As the Executive Director he provides staff support to the Board of Directors, all while maintaining administrative, financial, program, and development control of the organization. Gary is also an active mediator and facilitator. He currently lives in Tumalo. 

Case Manager


Sharlee Johnston Brosnan - Sharlee joined our organization in 2018 with a great deal of mediation, business, and executive leadership experience. She has also served as the former Executive Director for the community dispute resolution center serving Linn and Benton Counties. As the Case Manager, she provides staff support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors, with emphasis on mediation case development and management, and volunteer training and development. Sharlee currently lives in Bend.