October 16, 2014

UC Davis Expands Ombuds Office

 The University of California in Davis has hired Rita Callahan to serve as an Associate Ombudsperson.  She joins Director Susan Kee-Young Park, who opened the Ombuds Office and has been serving the campus single-handedly since April 2013.  Callahan started on October 15.

Callahan is an experienced ADR practitioner from New York.  For the past six years, she has been a Senior Organizational Internal Consultant for ConEdison.  In addition, as a consultant, she worked with federal agencies, non-profits, and other organizations.  Callahn has been a mediator since 1995. She has been a board member of the Association for Conflict Resolution and its New York chapter, chaired a committee for the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, and is an editorial board member of Conflict Resolution Quarterly.  She graduated from SUNY Brockport and earned a Master’s in Decision Science from the Georgia State J. Mack Robinson College of Business.  (UC Davis News; LinkedIn.)

Related posts:  UC Davis Appoints First Ombuds; University of California President Endorses Ombuds Offices; Job Posting; UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First ReportConflict Resolution Quarterly Spotlights Ombuds.

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