KIMBERLY ROSA - TRAINING DIRECTOR
(INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Kimberly graduated from USF with a BS in Organizational Behavior and an MA from JFK/NTL in Management. She has been actively involved in the mediation field for over 28 years starting in Humboldt County to Oakland and Berkeley to the Central Coast. For the last 15 years she has been involved in promoting and implementing Restorative Justice in both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties. She is a mediator, facilitator, and trainer in mediation, compassionate communication and restorative justice skills. She is CSC’s current Director of Training and was the executive director between 2006 and 2009. Prior to that, she was hired to start up the mediation agency in San Luis Obispo and served as executive director for six years. This is where she began promoting Restorative Justice principles and practices, following the New Zealand model, where RJ is now national law for juvenile justice. She worked inside the California Men’s Colony prison for 5 years leading workshops on Alternatives to Violence (AVP) and co-facilitating Nonviolent Communication workshops for inmates.
SHERRILL NICKERSON - MEDIATION PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Sherrill Nickerson is a graduate of UCSB and has worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years. She also works in real estate as an executive assistant, and has volunteered with the Santa Barbara Rape Crisis Center, United Way, Girl Scouts and The Y. She completed CSC’s mediation training in the Fall of 2014 and liked it so much she took it again in 2015. She has been working for CSC since Oct 2014 as Office and Intake Manager in Santa Barbara. She also conducts small claims court and community mediations and now coaches new intern volunteer mediators.
LYNN BECERRA, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE COORDINATOR/FACILITATOR
Lynn M. Becerra, Restorative Justice Coordinator, holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum & Instruction from Washington State University (WSU) and a BA from UC-Santa Barbara.
Prior to Ms. Becerra’s graduate work at WSU, she served as the Program Coordinator for the TRiO/McNair Scholars Program at UC-Santa Barbara and the Program Assistant for the formerly named Chumash Scholars Program at UC-Santa Barbara.
While pursuing her graduate studies with the College of Education at WSU, Ms. Becerra had the opportunity to connect with and support many diverse communities from across the state, both within and outside higher education who were engaged in advocacy and educational equity work. Upon her departure from Washington State University, Ms. Becerra was recognized as a “Woman of Distinction” for “her passion and the success regarding younger generations…. in addition to being a role model for female students. Being the primary organizer for Latino Education and Advocacy Day, she exemplified this drive to go above and beyond in helping underrepresented students become collegiate scholars.” (Dr. Linda Heidenreich Zuñiga, Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies).
She came to the Conflict Solutions Center after residing in Washington State for five years. She is excited about advancing Restorative practices in schools in north Santa Barbara County and being in a position to facilitate and support schools in making this transition. She has a strong record of organizing and leadership supporting historically underrepresented communities within education and higher education. In addition to her position as Restorative Justice Coordinator/Facilitator with the Conflict Solutions Center, Ms. Becerra is Part-Time, Adjunct Faculty with Hancock College teaching Personal Development.
Mediator and RJ
|JAMMIE STONE STEVENS