Barbara’s career as an experienced mediator, facilitator, adjudicator, and trainer in dispute resolution spans thirty years. She mediates and facilitates workplace, organizational, municipal, energy, stakeholder engagement, and land management issues. A certified ombudsman, she is trained in workplace assessment and investigation.
Barbara is a pragmatic problem solver and attentive listener. With past experience running a ranch, she has a strong connection with Alberta communities and brings a “let’s figure-it-out” attitude to getting things done.
Barbara is frequently asked to work with parties when they need to get resolution on complex multi-party issues. She’s a very skilled facilitator, adept at helping groups efficiently reach consensus.
Barbara serves as president of Alberta’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute, a membership association promoting effective and efficient dispute resolution provincially and nationally.
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, University of Manitoba
Masters in Public Administration, Carleton University
Original board member/mediator of the Farm Debt Review Board, one of the first established mediation programs
Certificate in Conflict Resolution/Mediation, Justice Institute of BC
Certificate in Administrative Justice, Foundation of Administrative Justice
Qualified Arbitrator, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Alberta
Hearing Commissioner, Alberta Energy Regulator (2013 – 2017)
Chair, Banff Development Appeal Board (2011 – 2017)
Ombudsman Certification, Osgoode Hall, York University
Code of Conduct Investigator, Town of Canmore
Integrity Commissioner, Alberta Association of Summer Villages
Senior trainer in Conflict Resolution, University of Calgary