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Sierra Earthworks Foundation

Board of Directors

Diane Musho Hamilton

Diane Musho Hamilton is a professional mediator, group facilitator, and teacher of conflict resolution. Diane is also a fully ordained Zen priest, and brings her compassion and wisdom to everything she does. She is well known as an innovator and as a specialist in highly controversial and emotionally difficult dialogues. She has expertise in cross-cultural dialogue, religion, race and gender relations.

She was the first Director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary from 1994 -1999, where she established the first mediation programs in the state court system. She has extensive experience in facilitating multi-party meetings, including public policy discussions.

Diane received the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper Award in 2001 and the Peter W. Billings Award for from the Utah State Bar for Outstanding Work in Dispute Resolution in 2003. She co-founded the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution, and serves on the Board of Trustees of Utah Dispute Resolution. Diane teaches mediation at the University of Utah Law School and Communications Institute. And she is the Director of Curriculum and a trainer for Ken Wilber and the Integral Institute.

John Kesler, J.D.

John Kesler is an attorney, founder of the Salt Lake Center for Engaging Community, former chair of the consulting group, Learning Democracy Associates, of the Integrated Health Network, and of the University of Utah Health System. He has worked with developmental stages of individuals, groups and society for many years in his speaking, writing and consulting. John has led a practice group exploring the developmental implications of the Big Mind process for several years and teaches this process of expanded awareness in many places. He provides leadership and support to numerous organizations in building healthy and healing communities both nationally and internationally.

Margaret J. Wheatley, Ed.D., Chair

Margaret Wheatley writes, teaches, and speaks about radically new practices and ideas for organizing in chaotic times. In the turbulence of this era, she explains that whatever the problem is, community is the answer. She is President emerita of The Berkana Institute, a charitable global foundation serving life-affirming communities around the world. She has written four books: Leadership and the New Science (in twenty languages and third edition), Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, A Simpler Way and, most recently, Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. Her numerous articles appear in both professional and popular journals and may be downloaded free from her website, MargaretWheatley.com. Wheatley received her doctorate in Organizational Behavior and Change from Harvard University, and a Masters in Media Ecology from New York University. She was a practicing consultant for 30 years to a very wide variety of organizations on all continents.

Sierra Earthworks Foundation
501(c)(3) Public Charity
P.O. Box 581244
Salt Lake City, UT 84158