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Maralise Hood Quan, EJD
Maralise is a facilitative and foreclosure trained mediator, serving as the Executive Director of the Center for Dialog & Resolution since May 2007. She holds a BA in International Relations and Conflict Management and a Juris Doctorate, which she received in 2008. Her previous experience includes working as Coordinator of the Conflict Resolution Program at the United Nations University for Peace, a professional mediator in a firm focused on land use, state agency mediations and problem solving services, and Chief of Staff to State Representative Dennis Flannigan.
Jennifer Norlund Unger
Jennifer holds an MS in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution from Creighton University, an International Conflict Negotiation certification from The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution, and the United Nations Advanced Facilitation Training Certification. Her background includes volunteering as an online facilitator for Soliya, a UNAOC-sponsored program that brings together college students in the West and the Arabic-speaking world for open dialog. She has also served as a board member with the Pierce County Juvenile Court.
Jennifer oversees the Center’s day-to-day operations and delivery of consulting services. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University and brings over 25 years of progressive experience across a broad range of business operations and continuous improvement. Jennifer especially enjoys spending free time with her grandkids.
Tonya (Ta) Wilson
Mediation Services Assistant
Ta is homegrown here in Tacoma, and loves spending time with her devoted (and large!) extended family. Ta feels that communication is “her jam,” and she loves to be useful. Galvanized by ensuring fairness exists for all, Ta enjoys how mediation services provides justice and balance.
Michelle is the first person you are likely to see when you are welcomed to the Center. She has had a long commitment to doing mission driven work having worked in the nonprofit field for over 15 years. She loves movie trivia, standup comedy, and finding purpose in her work.
Community & Donor Relations Mgr
Kelly is the first ever Community & Donor Relations Manager for the Center! Her strong background in fundraising and marketing spans nearly 15 years in the nonprofit arena along with backgrounds in teaching, financial planning and management. An avid craft beer enthusiast and self-professed nerd, Kelly enjoys doing trivia and playing Scrabble with friends and just added chess to her repertoire.