The members of the CNVC Board of Directors govern the organization by articulating the purposes, vision and mission of CNVC. They ensure its financial and legal integrity and establish board policies, strategies and objectives, including approving policies proposed by the Administrative Team and others. They also assign priorities and ensure the organization’s capacity to carry out programs by regularly reviewing its work. The Board of Directors provides continuity for the organization and also represents the organization’s point of view through interpretation of its products and services and through advocating for them.
Katherine SingerBoard President
Having experienced the Korean War at the age of 5, Katherine has felt a deep commitment towards bringing about a world that is peaceful both within and without by resolving conflicts in a peaceful manner. In 1970, she immigrated to the United States, and, in 1997, met Marshall. Later, she became a trainer, then served the CNVC as a board member, and now as an assessor. Katherine introduced NVC to South Korea in 2003, subsequently founding the Korean Center for NVC in 2006. Now, aided by 4 full-time staff, 12 [yet to be certified] trainers, and many volunteers, she is now serving all areas of South Korean society. With John Kinyon, Katherine is currently organizing and supporting a team of NVC mediators in hopes of contributing, someday peacefully resolving the conflicts between North and South Korea.
Jan Carel van DorpBoard Treasurer
Jan Carel van Dorp ran into NVC in November 2006, when Marshall gave a 1.5 day workshop in the Netherlands. In January 2007, Jan Carel participated in a Special Session of 15 days with Marshall, in Albuquerque, NM, USA. In September 2007, he started hosting practice groups in his dining room. In 2008, he formed the Dutch-speaking NVC Circle www.geweldlozecommunicatie.org, now consisting of 60 trainers from Belgium and the Netherlands, of which 30 are certified. After a career as an international tax lawyer, Jan Carel formed the Dutch Center for Great Communication www.ncgc.nl, offering open NVC trainings, courses, workshops, in-company trainings, and coaching. Jan Carel is inspired by Rogers’ listening approach and integrates Gendlins’ Focusing in his work. In 2010, Jan Carel re-translated Marshalls book “A Language of Life” into Dutch. He also edited Marshalls “Living Nonviolent Communication” and “The Empathy Factor”, by Marie Miyashiro for the Dutch market. Jan Carel is a certified trainer with CNVC, living in Amsterdam and Bilthoven in the Netherlands or in Verbier, Switzerland. His 4 daughters also live in Amsterdam. Together with his wife (also certified) they facilitate in-company trainings in the Netherlands and abroad.
Ronnie HausheerBoard Secretary
Ronnie Hausheer is a Certified Trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication. She lives part time in the USA and part time in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she offers courses and workshops in NVC in Spanish. Ronnie is committed to bringing the work of Marshall Rosenberg to Spanish-speaking America and to facilitate the creation of an ever-expanding global community of people who engage in the world using and spreading NVC. She joined the Board in August 2018, acknowledging that on the empathy/honesty spectrum she leans towards honesty. Ronnie moved to Buenos Aires in order to learn to dance the Argentine tango. She began her study of NVC in Argentina, making many trips to the States to study with Marshall, the Manskes, Miki, and others. Prior to moving to Argentina, Ronnie worked for the New York State Education Department managing three State licensing boards in the health professions. She holds a Masters degree in Spanish language and literature and a Masters of Business Administration. She shares her home with Tofi, a delightful chocolate toy poodle.
Raj GillBoard Member
Raj is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach and CNVC Certified Trainer. When she transitioned out of a career in health care she launched a Training and Development Company, Prosperity Circles Coaching International to provide coaching, mediation and trainings in communication, Emotional Intelligence and Inclusive Leadership to audiences worldwide. She is a founding member of Freedom Project Canada offering NVC in prisons and the Experiential Leadership Initiative. A 4 year collaboration with Judi Morin and Lucy Leu provided many opportunities to learn and they published the Nonviolent Communication Toolkit for Facilitators. She has enjoyed developing Compassionate Communication curricula and manuals for a variety of organizations, including the Cowichan Intercultural Society, Community Colleges, Correctional Service of Canada and Relationship-Based Classroom Management for teachers throughout Latin America she enjoys working with people co-creating a motivational and supportive environment for managing the human aspect of growth and development. She is a strong believer in the power of human connection and compassion for resolving conflict and creating universal success This belief has taken her to North America, Latin America, Nunavut, Africa, Ireland, and beyond, in settings of higher education, prisons, religious communities and boardrooms. Her experiences and skills gained working alongside Marshall Rosenberg are gifts that keep manifesting in her personal and professional life. She recently adjusted her work schedule to include much more playtime with her much loved grandsons. She looks forward to serving on the board and supporting the forward movement of Marshalls dream.