Community Resolve people
Hen Wilkinson is a director of Community Resolve and served as CEO until 2013, combining management with ongoing delivery and practice as a facilitator, trainer, mediator and lecturer. She is now completing a funded PhD at the University of Bristol looking at collaboration and conflict in cross-sector working. She is the creative director of the organisation and continues to teach, consult and work as an accredited mediator.
Published material at: www.researchgate.net/profiles/Hen_Wilkinson
Siu-ming Hart is also a director of Community Resolve. She worked as a child protection solicitor before training as a community and special educational needs mediator. She worked within the voluntary sector for a number of years, including working for Bristol Mediation as a peer mediation trainer, as well as running her own business. Siu-ming is currently oversees operations as well as being involved in the development of digital training resources
Ngaio Anyia is marketing manager for Community Resolve, in charge of press, social media and online targeting. Please contact her for all press enquiries and images at email@example.com
Eric Booth holds Community Resolve’s IT together – an essential part of an virtual organisation providing online services.
Community Resolve: Individual Associates
Liz Hine is an accredited mediator with 25 years’ experience of delivering mediation services across a range of fields – workplace, NHS complaints, disability rights conciliation and community mediation (neighbour disputes and homelessness). She specialises in workplace mediation where people are in serious conflict, and works as a consultant for Bristol-based Mediation at Work. Liz is a co-creator of our online mediation training courses, and has worked with Community Resolve for 10 years, as a trainer on our contribution to the national Community Organisers programme and as a mediator on our intergenerational mediation project Crucial Conversations.
Ann Lukens is a richly experienced mediator, facilitator, trainer, coach and leadership consultant, with a strong practice in team and group conflicts, supporting teams and individuals through organisational change. She also mediates and has worked with the Kumi project in the international arena. Over 15 years, Ann has trained hundreds of mediators and worked widely with teams on managing difficult conversations. She has worked with Community Resolve both as a trainer and developing our online Action Learning Sets (ALS). Her longterm interest in ALS lies in ways to find long-term development, support and challenge in people’s work and lives. Ann received her MSc in Conflict Resolution and Mediation from Birkbeck College, University of London, in 2007 and lives in Wales.
Nik Pitcher is a conflict trainer, facilitator and drama therapist who worked for 17 years as a senior trainer with a leading national charity that focuses on conflict and violence. She and Community Resolve, alongside ex-forces personnel, are working together to develop training and online resources to support those in transition from military to civilian life, building on Nik’s previous research. She is also a director of Carving Community CIC, which believes that ‘community is a complex organism [which] evolves over time from intergenerational generosity and courage…‘. In 2012, Carving Community provided us with some inspirational team development, as well as delivering a deeply affecting, week-long workshop with Community Resolve for young men at risk of dropping out of school.
Gertjan van Oldenborgh is a Dutch trainer, facilitator and organisational consultant specialising in psycho-dynamic observation (see Observice). He is currently working with Community Resolve on research into the dynamics of collaboration in cross-sector delivery programmes, as well as working with us to adapt and translate our materials and resources into Dutch to share with schools and organisations in the Netherlands.
Lois Yellowthunder is a cultural anthropologist. She worked for a number of museums for ten years including the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, San Diego Museum of Man, Field Museum of Natural History, and the Science Museum of Minnesota as a museum educator, exhibit designer, and programme developer. For a number of years Lois worked in government as a health and human services planner as well as teaching anthropology at San Diego Mesa College, the University of Chicago Extension, and the University of Minnesota. She, Marybeth Neal (see below) and Community Resolve are working together on developing a collaborative evaluation frame for community-facing projects that works for all parties involved. This will be shared via Dropcap Press in the near future.
Livier Ayón creates and implements programs in leadership and development in Mexico. She has a focus in violence prevention. She integrates tools based on her experience with the different social sciences, expressive arts, yoga instruction, and movement facilitation. Play and participative communication are also central elements in her work, as well as the principles based on Restorative Circles, Dance/Movement Therapy, Trauma-informed approach, InterPlay and Art of Hosting. Livier, a Chevening Alumni, has a B.A. in Human Development with orientation in adolescents and adults (Cal State University, East Bay), a certification by Niroga Institute, and is completing her MSc. in Applied Social Psychology (University of Sussex). She has collaborated with organizations leading social change for youth, such as The Mosaic Project and Partners for Youth Empowerment.
Community Resolve: Associate Companies
1UPDesign, based in Birmingham, are a mobile and web development agency specialising in using the best in open source technology to provide simple, cost effective and appropriate solutions for academics, social researchers, cooperatives, charities and businesses across the UK and Europe. Their core focus is in socially responsible, useful implementations of technology which solve problems, improve quality of life and make a positive change. 1Up Design has been working in partnership with Community Resolve for three years, pooling their experience and our ideas to build a technology to share skills and understandings to as wide an audience as possible at minimal cost. The result – our simple and flexible multi-lingual app – is available to purchase and rework as your own.
Inkr8 is an Amsterdam based outfit that has trained community facilitators with conflict skills for the last 20 years. Inkr8 founders Marieke Stenvers and Paul Jansen are focussed on working with local communities, skilling up people who want to form a bridges across social divides – young people to adults, new immigrants to established populations, new arrivals in local areas. Community Resolve originally met up with Inkr8 via Hen’s PhD looking at cross-sector collaboration dynamics. We are now working together on a Dutch training manual using the Community Resolve app.
Krachtpatsers (which literally translates as ‘powerful helpers’) is an organisation made up of engaged young Dutch professionals – psychologists, coaches, trainers and teachers – with a passion for encouraging more self-awareness and leadership among the young. Krachtpatsers are working in partnership with us to bring our resources and experience in conflict training for young people into Dutch schools.