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Maralise Hood Quan, EJD

Executive Director

Certified Mediator

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

Associate Director

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

Jennifer Moffett

Operations Manager

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.



Logan Porter

Interim Mediation Service Coordinator

Logan is the Interim Mediation Service Coordinator. His role is to provide a positive experience for clients and volunteers alike. He oversees all progress and development of cases in collaboration with the Mediation Service Team.  Logan believes we, as a community, have the ability to solve conflict with one another, empower each other, and understand how needs and values can be met without taking away other’s opportunity for growth. He loves to paint, and really loves to do anything that involves an artistic process.


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.



Kelly McDonald

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.