Sharon Strand Ellison's Clients

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Associations & Coalitions
  • Association of Women in Science
  • Oregon Mayors Association
  • Women of Color In Action
  • Oregon Dietetic Association
  • Rainbow Coalition
  • Oregon Tax Assocation
  • Wisconsin Council of Churches
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Human Rights Coalition
  • The Forum of Executive Women
  • Lane County Foster Care Association
  • Oregon Tax Association
  • Bay Area Editors Forum
  • Association for Multicultural Education
  • Minnesota Small Business Assocation
  • Oregon Private Industry Council
  • Violence Prevention Coalition
  • Volunteers of America
  • Association of Conflict Resolution
  • Law Societies of Canada
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • National Association of Legal Administrators
  • Healthcare Communicators of Oregon (Public Relations)
  • Society for Intercultural Education, Training & Research
  • National Association of Nutrition Services Agencies
  • Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California
  • California Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
  • University of California, Academic Business Officers Group
  • International Association of Administrative Professionals
  • Oregon Association of School Business Officials
  • Oregon Employment and Training Association
  • Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
  • Mental Health Resource and Education Network
  • National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees
  • Association for Clinical Pastoral Education

Business & Corporate
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Roche Molecular Diagnostics
  • General Dynamics
  • Nordstrom
  • Genoa Restaurant
  • Precision Castparts
  • Resort Condominiums International
  • Crossroads Trading Company
  • Aegis Capital Management
  • International Game Technology (IGT)
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Silicon Graphics
  • Palace Hotel, San Francisco
  • Howmet Corp Winsted Machining Center
  • Xerox
  • CCG Systems
  • Cassis Leaf & Petal Boutiques
  • Lee Koehn and Associates
  • Weyerhaeuser
  • Wells Fargo

Education: K-12
  • Milwaukie Public Schools, WI
  • San Francisco Parents Coalition
  • Federal Way Public Schools, WA
  • American High School, CA
  • Contra Costa Jewish Day School, CA
  • Montessori (OR CA MN)
  • Washington Elementary School, CA
  • Pearl Buck School, OR
  • Palo Alto School District, CA
  • Parents Coalition of Bay Area High Schools
  • Brentfield School, TX
  • Delta Greenly School District, AK
  • Thurston Middle School, OR
  • O'Hara Elementary School, OR
  • Nia House Learning Center, CA
  • Association for Multicultural Education
  • Wisconsin Assistive Technology Initiative
  • Academic Year, USA (National High School Foreign Exchange)
  • Matrix Parent Network (Special Needs Children Advocates), CA
  • Oakland Unified School District

Education: Community College
  • City College of San Francisco
  • Lane Community College
  • Contra Costa College
  • Merced College
  • Blue Mountain Community College
  • Central Oregon Community College
  • Cabrillo College
  • Mount Hood Community College
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • North Seattle Community College
  • California Community Colleges, CAL Works Collaborative Summit
  • State Office of Community College Services, OR
  • Peralta Community College District
  • CA Statewide Community College HR Managers Conference
  • Community College Presidents and Boards Secretaries Conference, Assn. of Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC — OR, WA)

Education: University
  • Stanford University
  • Miami University
  • Clemson University
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Riverside
  • Oregon State University
  • University of Oregon

  • Wake Forest University
  • Babcock School of Management, Wake Forest
  • St. John's University, MN
  • California State University, Monterey Bay
  • California State Polytechnic, Pomona
  • University of California, Davis, Medical School
  • University of California, San Francisco, Medical School
  • Latino Medical School Association, Annual Regional Board Meeting

  • United Sates Postal Service
  • Oregon Fish & Wildlife
  • Oakland Housing Authority, CA
  • Oregon Correctional Institute
  • Mahlon Sweet Airport, OR
  • Lincoln County Planning Department, OR
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Salem Public Library
  • NAGTAD: National Association for Government Training & Development
  • Manitoba Civil Service Commission
  • Smithsonian Institute
  • Multnomah County, OR
  • Metropolitan Transportation Commission, CA
  • City of Eugene
  • City of Portland
  • Gresham Fire Department
  • Oregon State Department of Human Services
  • HR Mangers for Executive, Legislative & Judicial Branches
  • Metropolitan Transportation Services, CA
  • IRS National Small Business Managers Conference

  • Women's Global Health Imperative: Women Scientists from Latin America, Africa, Asia,, and Eastern Europe
  • Lucille Packard Children's Hospital
  • California Pacific Medical Center
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital
  • McKenzie-Willamette Hospital
  • Good Samaritan Center
  • Seton Health Services Foundation
  • Saint Joseph's Regional Medical Center
  • Eugene Hospital and Clinic
  • Kahneeta Tribe Dental Program
  • Indian Health Services, Regional Managers
  • UCSF National Center of Excellence in Women's Health
  • Kaiser Permanente Statewide Ombuds Mediators Annual Meeting
  • Women's College Hospital, Toronto

  • United States Department of Justice
  • Napa Superior Court
  • Los Angeles Superior Court
  • Lane County District Attorney's Office
  • Edwina Dowell, Law Offices, CA
  • Armrane Cohen, Law Offices, CA
  • Santa Barbara Family Courts
  • Taylor McCaffrey LLP, Winnipeg
  • Law Societies of Canada
  • Association of Legal Administrators
  • National Bankruptcy Training Institute, SC
  • Washington Bar Association
  • Pasadena Bar Assocation
  • Marin Bar Association, ADR Section
  • Center for Families Children & the Courts
  • Canadian Bar Association, Women's Forum:
    National Women's Leadership Conference
  • Pepperdine University Law School:
    Annual ADR Program for Family Law Mediators

Collaborative Family Law
  • IACP International Forums:
    San Diego, Toronto, New Orleans, Minneapolis, & Washington DC
  • County, State, & Regional Conferences & Annual Meetings, US & Canada:
    New Jersey; Maryland; Connecticut; Saskatchewan; &the Annual Regional Collaborative, Conference, Ottowa, Ontario
  • CP CAL Statewide Forum:
    Sonoma, Pasadena, San Franciso & Oakland

  • Collaborative Practice Groups-California:
    San Francisco, Marin County, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, Sonoma County, Oakland, Fresno & Silicon Valley
  • Collaborative Practice Groups-National:
    Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Minneapolis, Rochester, Taos, New York
  • Collaborative Practice Groups-Canada:
    Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Oakville, Montreal


  • Center for Dispute Resolution, London
  • Community Mediation Services, OR
  • UC Berkeley Peace Studies
  • Lane Community College, Peace Studies
  • UCSF Mediation Program
  • Connecticut Council for Divorce Mediation
  • Santa Clara County, Dispute Resolution Prgoram (DPR)
  • Santa Clara County DPR Campus Consortium
  • San Francisco State University, Peace Studies
  • University of Oregon Mediation Center
  • Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California
    (ACR) Association of Conflict Resolution Annual National Conference

  • I Have a Dream Foundation, CA
  • California Planning Round Table
  • United Way (OR, MN)
  • Salvation Army, WA
  • Women's Funding Network, CA
  • Open Hand, CA
  • American Conservatory Theater (ACT)
  • Community Partnerships of Idaho
  • The Women's Building, San Francisco
  • Public Alies, CA
  • Youth Enrichment Strategies, CA
  • Prescott Joseph Center for Community Enhancement
  • Center for Volunteer & Non-Profit Leadership, CA
  • Asian & Pacific Islanders Reproductive Health, CA
  • Sonoma County People for Economic Opportunity
  • Stir Fry, Producers of The Color of Fear
  • Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
  • Community Action Partnership of Sonoma County
  • Umpqua Valley Disabilities Organization
  • International Institute of the East Bay/li>
  • World Trust, Producers of The Way Home,
  • Light in the Shadows, & Making Whiteness Visible
  • Association of Transformational Leadership, Minneapolis
  • Bethany Center, Senior Housing, San Franciso

Social Service
  • Juvenile Services Commission, OR
  • Title I Parent Training Program
  • Director
  • Children's Protective Services, OR
  • Center for the Vulnerable Child, CA
  • Visticon Valley Community Center, CA
  • Family Centered Services of Alaska
  • Title I Play Therapy Program Director, OR
  • Title I Parent Training Program Director, OR
  • Merced Foster Care Program, CA
  • Senior Services of Seattle, WA
  • Family Suport Services of the Bay Area, CA
  • CA Community Colleges, Child Development Careers Program

  • Continuing Education Provider
    California Board of Behavior Sciences
    —For MFTs & LCSWs, and
  • Licenced Educational Psychologists,  
  • UCSF Medical School
  • Langly Porter Psychiatric Institute
  • Carondelet Behavior Health Center, WA —Psychiatric Care Center & Drug and Alcohol Program
  • Sonoma County Mental Health Services
    —Psychiatric Emergency Services

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