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NCDD Organizational Members

Listed below are the main contacts for all of the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation’s organizational members. Use the search drop-down to hone in or find specific members.

NameCityStateCountryOrganizationLast Name
Betty Knighton Charleston WV United States WV Center for Civic Life Knighton
Janet Harris Morrilton AZ United States Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Harris
Tanya Denckla Cobb Charlottesville VA United States University of Virginia Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN) Cobb
Michele Holt-Shannon Durham NH United States University of New Hampshire, New Hampshire Listens, Carsey School of Public Policy Holt-Shannon
Thomas Walker Denver CO United States University of Denver (DU) Walker
Duncan Work Asheville NC United States Trusted Sharing Work
Liz Joyner Tallahassee FL United States The Village Square Joyner
Douglas Sarno Scottsdale AZ United States The Participation Company Sarno
Sarah Read Columbia MO United States The Communications Center, Inc. Read
Kim Pearce Oracle AZ United States The CMM Institute for Personal and Social Evolution Pearce
Julie Mashack New York NY United States The Ben Franklin Circles Mashack
Karin Tamerius Berkeley CA United States SMART Politics Tamerius
Shawn Spano Ph.D. San Francisco CA United States Public Dialogue Consortium Spano
Leila Brammer Saint Peter MN United States Public Deliberation and Dialogue, Gustavus Adolphus College Brammer
Will Friedman Ph.D. New York NY United States Public Agenda Friedman
Wendy Willis Portland OR United States Policy Consensus Initiative Willis
Michelle Vilchez San Mateo CA United States Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center Vilchez
Shari Davis Brooklyn NY United States Participatory Budgeting Project Davis
Donna Ching Honolulu HI United States Pacific Center for Collaboration Ching
Jay Vincent Chicago IL United States Outreach Experts Vincent
Rachel Bernstein Portland OR United States Oregon Humanities Bernstein
George Fowler Norfolk VA United States Old Dominion University Fowler
Carol Farquhar Nugent Centerville OH United States National Issues Forums Institute Nugent
Sandy Heierbacher Belmont MA United States National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) Heierbacher
Christopher Finan New York NY United States National Coalition Against Censorship Finan
Doug Linkhart Denver CO United States National Civic League Linkhart
Michelle Bradley Lansing MI United States Midwest Collaborative for Library Services Bradley
John Steiner Boulder CO United States Mediators Foundation Steiner
John Gastil University Park PA United States McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State Gastil
Debilyn Molineaux Portland OR United States Living Room Conversations Molineaux
Peggy Holman Bellevue WA United States Journalism That Matters Holman
David Supp-Montgomerie Iowa City IA United States Iowa Program for Public Life Supp-Montgomerie
Seva Gandhi Chicago IL United States Institute of Cultural Affairs Gandhi
Avis Ridley-Thomas Los Angeles CA United States Institute for Nonviolence in Los Angeles/ Days of Dialogue Ridley-Thomas
David Procter Manhattan KS United States Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy Procter
Craig Rolf Neal Edina MN United States Heartland Inc: The Convening Company Neal
Loren Bendele Santa Monica CA United States Gell Bendele
Theodore Wetzel Mayfield OH United States Fighting To Understand Wetzel
Martha McCoy East Hartford CT United States Everyday Democracy McCoy
Dan Lewis Denver CO United States Denver Metro Chamber Leadership Foundation Lewis
Cristin Foster Montevallo AL United States David Mathews Center for Civic Life Foster
Karen Ramirez Boulder CO United States CU Engage, CU Boulder Ramirez
Rachael Sharp Denver CO United States Creative Strategies for Change Sharp
Sharon Kniss Wichita KS United States Cooperative By Design, LLC
Sharon Kniss Wichita KS United States Cooperative by Design, LLC Kniss
Sharona Shuster Washington DC United States Convergence Center for Policy Resolution Shuster
Stacie Smith Cambridge MA United States Consensus Building Institute Smith
Rena Meyers-Dahlkamp Pleasant Hill CA United States Conflict Transformation Project Meyers-Dahlkamp
Paul Vandeventer Los Angeles CA United States Community Partners Vandeventer
Chandra Erlendson Winnipeg Canada CMHR Erlendson
Diane Miller Austin TX United States Civic Collaboration Miller
Brian Hoop Portland OR United States City of Portland, Office of Neighborhood Involvement Hoop
Sarah Huntley Thornton CO United States City of Boulder Huntley
Martin Carcasson Fort Collins CO United States Center for Public Deliberation at Colorado State University Carcasson
Landon Shultz Austin TX United States Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church Shultz
Mary Davis Fournier Chicago IL United States American Library Association Fournier

Interested in becoming an NCDD organizational member? Org member dues are $200/year, and you can join today by completing the member application here. If you’re already a member but you noticed that your dues are late, please renew here. If you have questions or want to update your contact info, email our office manager, Joy Garman.