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Mary Gelinas Ed.D.
Managing Director
Cascadia Center for Leadership and Gelinas James, Inc.
United States


Mary is a managing director of Gelinas James, Inc. and of Cascadia Center for Leadership. After more than 20 years working as a consultant to large organizations from all sectors, she moved to a rural area of Northern California ten years ago where she continues to enjoy consulting to smaller organizations and working to improve the quality and effectiveness of public process in the region. In this role she has or is working in the areas of land use, resource planning, economic development, mental health, and strategic planning for the second largest bay in northern California. She has spent the last six years researching and applying innovative approaches to public process. Some of this research was summarized in a monograph entitled "Meaningful Public Conversations." This was published in 2008 and is available for download at www.gelinasjames.com. She is in the process of integrating the burgeoning knowledge about the mind and brain along with systems thinking into her approaches to public processes. She believes in the essential importance of effective public process to the health and future of democracy. She is committed to making it more effective in rural areas where decisions are being made every day that affect whether rural areas will remain rural.
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Member Since
February 12, 2011
Renewal Due
December 24, 2020

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www.cascadialeadership.org; www.marygelinas.com

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