I have been privileged to work for the Institute for Environmental Negotiation (IEN) since 1990, and have been its Director since 2000. As a mediator and facilitator, I seek to help individuals and groups address complex public problems and conflicts in ways that strengthen communities rather than tear them apart. Each year I work on average on a dozen or so projects involving environment and land use, contaminated sites, community development, education, and health. I have also facilitated many difficult community conversations on topics ranging from faith and homosexuality, to education, to reparations for slavery. Learn more about my backstory here. You can find my resume here. Email Frank.
As the Supervisory Grants and Office Manager for IEN, I oversee the financial accounting and accountability for the office, manage most aspects of our grants and contracts, supervise our student interns, and coordinate various other business and administrative operations of the office. My background is in customer service, marketing, voluntarism, and as an entrepreneur. My education includes a BS in business management and an MS in Nonprofit Management and Philanthropy. Prior to IEN, I worked at UVa’s Office of Engagement for six years. I enjoy traveling, quilting, cycling, and reading. You can find my resume here. Email Ellen.
My role at IEN is part-time Administrative Assistant. I provide general administrative support to the IEN staff, but the majority of my time is spent working on the Virginia Natural Resource Leadership Institute (VNRLI). I came to IEN in September of 2008 after being a stay-at-home mom for over 10 years. I am originally from Littleton, Colorado where I worked for the University of Colorado for 12 years. In 1999, my husband was transferred to Pittsburgh, PA where we lived for 6 years. In 2005, his company brought us to Charlottesville. We have two wonderful boys that keep us very busy and active. Email Tammy.