About Donna Williams
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Donna Williams is an attorney, mediator and conflict resolution professional committed to resolving conflict within organizations, communities, and families. Ms. Williams has worked in both the private and public sectors exploring alternative means of resolving conflict for more than 15 years.
Ms. Williams mediates a variety of civil rights issues including employment discrimination, sexual harassment, public accommodation and housing discrimination through the Arizona Attorney General's Office Mediation Program. In addition, Ms. Williams mediates divorce and custody disputes, serves as a Parenting Coordinator and Parenting Conference Provider for the Maricopa County Superior Court. Ms. Williams also serves as an attorney member and settlement officer for the Arizona Supreme Court Attorney Discipline Panel. Ms. Williams is spearheading a number of new services at Insight, including the Government Services division and the HOA Mediation Program.
Ms. Williams has direct experience with board governance issues, serves on the board of directors for an Arizona non-profit organization and actively participates in several professional organizations. Ms. Williams works with both private and public sector organizations training executives in conflict resolution skills as well as helps organizations craft and adopt effective dispute resolution plans.
Ms. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego, and earned her law degree from the University of California, Davis. Ms. Williams is a licensed attorney in Arizona, Maryland and Nevada. Her commitment to conflict resolution has continued through her involvement with the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Arizona’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section, and the Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators.
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“I had the pleasure of working with Donna for seven years, and in that time, I found her to be professional, competent and responsive. In my opinion, she possesses strong communication, advocacy, and leadership skills. Her years employed at the Superior Court have provided her excellent insight into the judicial system from a variety of perspectives. I also believe Donna has the ability to work well with others to resolve disputes and reach resolution to problems”. Phillip Knox, Superior Court Administrator, Maricopa County Superior Court.
“Our recent series of community forums, while critical for our continued success, would not have been possible without the support of...facilitators and recorders like you. I know that our Chancellor and Governing Board also have a great appreciation for your service and dedication.” Alberto Olivas, Director, MCCCD Center for Civic Participation.
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