Mary Rowe, MS has been a mediator since 1990. She started her career as an employee and labor relations analyst in a public sector Human Resources department. She quickly saw the value of mediation skills for this line of work and completed a mediation course and has worked in both mediation and human resources since. Mary has a deep understanding of EEO law and workplace dynamics and how the workplace systems and culture can either enhance resolution or help contribute to conflict.
Mary is an experienced trainer and facilitator. She works both with individuals in conflict and intact teams who are trying to improve their relationships and effectiveness. Her goal is to not only facilitate parties as they reach resolution in the current situation, but also to assist them in gaining communication and conflict resolution skills which they can apply to future situations. Beyond her role with In-Accord, Mary serves on multiple mediation panels for workplace mediation, as well as Special Education mediation and consumer complaints. She is a long-standing member of the Oregon Mediation Association and previously served on the board of the Shared Neutrals mediation program. Mary is a roleplay coach for mediation training programs throughout the region.
Mary holds an MS in Industrial and Labor Relations from the University of Oregon and a BA in Economics from Reed College. She was the President of the International Public Managers Association for Human Resources and is a recipient of the Muriel M. Morse award – the highest distinction bestowed on a public sector human resources professional in the Western Region of IPMA-HR.
When not working (some who know her might ask when isn’t she working), Mary enjoys hikes in our beautiful forests in the Pacific Northwest, trips to the coast, spending time with family and friends, volunteering, and reading.