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Center for Nonviolent Communication  
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861
Tel: +1.505.244.4041
USA Toll free: 1.800.255.7696
Fax: +1.505.247.0414
E-mail: e-mail cnvc

Office hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(USA Mountain Time), Monday - Friday


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AllisonAlison Simari, Certification Program Support, Bookstore Support — Country of Origin United Kingdom

Alison hails from Liverpool, England, and has lived in the United States for over 30 years. After earning a degree in American Studies, she made a permanent move to the US. She has worked in a variety of fields including a non-profit organization in Santa Cruz, CA. Alison feels privileged to be part of an organization that has a worldwide presence and impact that is committed to social change. She appreciates the many opportunities to learn, grow, and share in the vision and mission of CNVC.


Contact Alison about:


Teresa LaguatanTeresa Fore, Office Manager, IIT Department and Penny Fore, Office Dog — Countries of Origin Japan & the Philippines

Teresa was born and raised in Japan, but has called Albuquerque, New Mexico, home for over twenty years.  She joined CNVC in April 2010 as the Bookstore Manager, quickly finding deep fulfillment in connecting with NVC supporters all over the world.  Over the years, her customer service work allowed her to provide assistance to other departments, and she eventually took on the role of the Office Manager.  Her responsibilities shifted away from the Bookstore, but she continues to offer customer service support to the community and CNVC's administration.  She is excited that the next step of her NVC journey involves work in International IntensiveTrainings. 

Penny joined the CNVC staff in August 2012.  As a full-time nonprofit dog, she enjoys greeting delivery people, eating whatever food may pass her way, being a lap warmer during meetings, and reminding her coworkers to regularly go outside for a walk and fresh air. 

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Elin SearfossElin Searfoss, Executive Director — Country of Origin Norway

Elin came to CNVC with a background in Information Technology and Office Administration, and enjoys using her variety of skills to support the CNVC staff and our international network. Elin speaks fluent Norwegian and English, and has a deep passion for communication and languages. She highly treasures the opportunity to connect with giraffes all over the world, with the opportunities this offers for connection, shared reality, creative communication, learning, and celebration!

Contact Elin

Jeanette, IIT and bookkeeping support — Country of Origin United States of America

Jeanette has lived in Albuquerque all her life. It is where she has raised three wonderful almost grown adults. (Very exciting). She started at CNVC in 2013 and is very dedicated to her many roles. I look forward to the support I can give to staff, Certified Trainers, Candidates, and all seeking this wonderful language. I love this community and want to share it.


Contact Jeanette with questions about:

  • Invoices
  • IIT Applications

Danielle Beenders, International Intensive Trainings Coordinator — Country of Origin Netherlands

Danielle is excited to be part of the CNVC team again after a 6 year break. She is back at the IIT desk which she missed. She speak Dutch, English, some German and French and is looking forward to serving the worldwide NVC community with their training needs. During her break Danielle ran a B&B, hosting guests from around the world, and she worked at an accounting office. She will apply these new skills to her work with IITs.

Contact Danielle about IIT's

Pan VeraPan Vera, Information Technology Coordinator/ Web Master e-mail Pan — Country of Origin United States of America

Pan worked for 23 years in the Information Technology field; the last 12 as a self-employed web site developer. He has specialized in computer applications designed to help groups work effectively together, exactly what we want our web site to help our NVC Community to do. Pan provided IT services to the Puget Sound Network for Compassionate Communications starting in 1998 and has been facilitating trainings since 2004.

 Contact Pan with questions about:

  • Information Technology
  • Web Site

Office Holidays

The office Will be Closed on the Following Holidays



New Year’s Day (observed)

Monday, January 2

Martin Luther King Day

Monday, January 16

President’s Day

Monday, February 20

Memorial Day

Monday, May 29

Independence Day

Tuesday, July 4

Labor Day

Monday, September 4

Veterans Day (observed)

Friday, November 10

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 23

The Day after Thanksgiving

Friday, November 24

Christmas Eve (half-day, observed)

Friday, December 22

Christmas Day

Monday, December 25

New Year’s Eve (half-day, observed)

Friday, December 29


We come together as an act of service, working for the good of all, embracing the oneness and interconnectedness of all, in support of there being more love, harmony, empowerment, aliveness and liberation in the world. We do this by enabling, facilitating, nurturing and inspiring others -- those who share NVC, those curious about NVC, and those who desire heartfelt connection -- in their efforts to realize our collective dreams. 

We create a living experience of NVC, in our work together and in the experiences we offer those with whom we interact. We embody and are committed to care, which we understand as including compassion, honesty and protective use of force. We are connected to the larger meaning of our work. We value passion, joy, vulnerability, courage, play, self-responsibility and self-care.

We cultivate a shared understanding of our shared responsibilities and the needs these serve. We own these responsibilities collectively, partnering to ensure that what needs doing is addressed with quality and excellence. 

We care for our interconnectedness with awareness of the impact of our choices. We support each individual in applying their passion in service to the whole, acknowledging our different levels of comfort and skill with the tasks for which we are collectively responsible. We cultivate acceptance, and loving what is, while honoring the significance and beauty of our longings.

We support and participate in the co-created ongoing evolution of this organization and the work we are doing together. We value alignment and connection with the larger CNVC community and communities who share our vision.

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The Center for Nonviolent Communication
9301 Indian School Rd NE Suite 204
Albuquerque, NM 87112-2861 USA
Tel: +1.505.244.4041 | Fax: +1.505.247.0414 | US Only: 800 255 7696

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