Call us: 253-572-3657

Our Staff

Maralise Hood Quan, EJD

Executive Director

Certified Mediator

Maralise is a facilitative and foreclosure trained mediator, and has served 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

Associate Director

Certified Mediator

Jennifer is responsible for case management and attorney-mediator training. She works both directly and indirectly with the local courts to provide dispute resolution services through small claims and district and superior court settlement conferences. She is also a facilitative and foreclosure trained mediator.

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 dialogue. She has also served as a board member with the Pierce County Juvenile Court.

 

 

LaKeisha Patterson

Case Manager

Certified Mediator

LaKeisha manages cases and supports clients and mediators as they prepare for their mediations.

LaKeisha has a background in retail and cosmetics. She graduated from the Academy of Hair Design in 2005 where she specialized in advanced cosmetics and has been a licensed cosmetologist for 10 years. She is an active member of our community and is a facilitator for the Community Partnership of Transitional Services.

 

Whitney Stafford

Mediator Support

Certified Mediator

Whitney supports mediators through CDR’s rigorous training, practicum and recertification process.

A native of Texas, a military wife, and mother to two adorable sons, she has worked diligently in each area of mediation offered at the Center. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Biology and Anthropology, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, Psychology, and Music, and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Social Work.

 

Amanda Bucy

IT & Communications Project Manager

Certified Mediator

Amanda provides technology support to CDR and serves as a project manager overseeing communication with donors and clients.

Amanda studied Anthropology and Computer Programming and has worked in a variety of fields. She comes from a multi-generational military family and regularly volunteers in her community and church.

 

Jennifer Moffett

Office Manager

Jennifer oversees the Center’s day-to-day operations and delivery of consulting services.

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude in Business Administration from Colorado Technical University.  She brings to the Center over 25 years of progressive experience across a broad range of business operations and continuous improvement.  She especially enjoys spending free time with her grandkids.

 

Heidi Self

Reception

Heidi welcomes CDR’s guests and manages initial case intake.

Heidi is from Steilacoom, WA.  She graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Community Health Education and has provided administrative services in the medical field in addition to becoming a polysomnographer. Heidi enjoys gardening and spending time with her animals.

 

 

Will Henderson

Office & Case Management Assistant

Will supports consulting services and aids in mediation case management.

Raised in San Rafael California, Will is a recent graduate from the University of Puget Sound where he studied International Relations.  In his spare time, he enjoys attending concerts, surfing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest!

 

 

Charlie Bjork

Office & Case Management Assistant

Charlie supports daily services and aids in mediation case management.

Originally from Chanhassan, Minnesota, Charlie is a senior at the University of Puget Sound studying Political Theory and Economics.  Aside from academics, Charlie participates in student government and is a member of a local fraternity.  In his free time, Charlie loves to run, hike, bike, and anything else active and outdoors!