Cate Woolner, an experienced mediator, trainer and facilitator, has been appointed as the Ombudsperson for the private, liberal arts institution in Massachusetts. In addition to her part-time work at Amherst, Woolner is also manager of the Gill Montague Community School Partnership, a grassroots community coalition dedicated to supporting a diverse, safe, and peaceful environment for young people.
Prior to that, she served in a variety of positions at Community Action! (Franklin County Action Corporation), including Director of Staff Training and Development and Director of The Mediation and Training Collaborative. Woolner has served as an adjunct faculty member at the School of International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont and an Instructor of Psychology at Greenfield Community College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brandeis University and a master’s degree in counseling psychology from Antioch Graduate School of Education. She is also a landscape and social commentary photographer. (Amherst Announcements; Amherst Ombuds; Cate Woolner Photography.)