Board of Directors |

The members of the CNVC Board of Directors govern the organization by articulating the vision, mission and aims 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 SingerKatherine Singer

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.

Cate CrombieCate Crombie

Cate Crombie is an internationally accredited trainer and assessor with the Centre for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) based in the USA. Until recently, she was for many years the CEO of ETIA Ltd, a not-for-profit registered training organization (RTO) coordinating accredited parenting programs in Australia and South East Asia.

Cate has worked in several roles with parents and schools for over 20 years including offering community education in interpersonal communication, parenting and anti-bullying as well as school/community liaison. Cate currently facilitates Compassionate Communication (NVC) workshops and sessions in a variety of settings including community centres, corporate organizations and private as well as state schools.

Cate has worked in the disability sector in Brisbane as a community educator, researcher and also group worker. In 2005, she was invited to Albany, Western Australia to take her “Stand-up For Yourself” programme to a disability organization there. The programme was designed for teaching assertiveness to the clients of the service, staff and carers. It has evolved into a programme that is now being offered to other organizations across the state.

She is well known to audiences around Australia, in Singapore, New Zealand and the US. She was a keynote speaker at the International Brain Gym Conference in 2006, which prompted a standing ovation. She has also presented workshops and keynotes Montessori Conferences in 2009, 2010 and 2012 in Australia and the US. Following a keynote address at the Queensland Parents and Citizens (Sunshine Coast) annual conference, in 2005, Cate was invited by Education Queensland to bring NVC into 110 state schools.


Jan Carel van Dorp

Jan Carel van Dorp ran into NVC in November 2006, when Marshall gave a 1.5 day workshop in the Netherlands. January 2007 he participated in a Special Session of 14 days with Marshall, in Albuquerque. September 2007 he started hosting practice groups in his dining room. In 2008 he formed the Dutch-speaking NVC Circle, (, now consisting of 50 trainers from Belgium and the Netherlands, of which 20 are certified.

After a career as an international tax lawyer, Jan Carel formed the Dutch Center for Great Communication (, offering open NVC trainings, courses, workshops, In-company trainings & 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, the Netherlands or in Verbier, Switzerland. His 4 daughters also live in Amsterdam. His partner in life and work is also certified with CNVC and jointly they facilitate In-company trainings in the Netherlands and abroad.

Raj Gill
Board 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.


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The Center for Nonviolent Communication
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