Mariann brings her extensive experience as a mediator, leadership coach, executive leader, and consultant to In-Accord. She excels in facilitating the resolution of workplace conflict, using a strength-based, trauma-informed approach. Given her bi-racial background, African American heritage, and her deep knowledge as a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practitioner, Mariann facilitates cross-cultural communication and supports parties in addressing intent and impact while enhancing working relationships. Ultimately, her restorative approach to conflict promotes healing, trust, and empathy.
Mariann has over 25 years of experience in operations and administration of large and complex organizations (universities, a college, the Oregon State Bar and one of the nation’s largest community foundations). Over the course of her career, she has provided leadership for human resources, public safety, risk management, civil rights compliance, and DEI. Mariann is a holistic, systems thinker, who is skilled in providing policy and strategic direction for advancing DEI. She is skilled at helping organizations maximize human capital, develop inclusive, innovative cultures, and manage risk in ways that promote growth and resilience.
As a life-long learner, Mariann earned a J.D. from the University of Oregon School of law, an M.S.W. from Portland State University, and a B.S. from the University of Oregon. She also completed a two-year interprofessional ethics fellowship program at Oregon Health and Sciences University, and she is enrolled in an International Coach Federation accredited program through the College of Executive Coaching. Mariann’s recent training includes a five-day mediation intensive with Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (2023); and the inaugural Oregon Diversity Mediator Project’s 40-hour cohort training (2022).