Staff

Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown

Executive Director | United States (New York)

Jeff has been a Certified Trainer since 2005 and has been on the staff of CNVC since September 2020, including since July 2021 as Executive Director.

Jeff was introduced to NVC in 1999 and led more than 800 days of training in 12 countries, working both independently and in cooperation with more than 30 Certified Trainers throughout the world. For six years (2009-2015), Jeff was the Executive Director of the Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio and has worked for six nonprofit organizations (NGOs) in his professional career.

In recent years, Jeff has shifted his focus from training to providing administrative support for NVC trainers and organizations ranging from financial management, development, marketing, online program management, and executive leadership functions. Learn more about Jeff.

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Loida Alvarez

Operations Director | United States (Vermont)

Loida builds, improves, and maintains our organizational systems and manages our day-to-day operations. She joined the CNVC staff in November 2021.

Loida has 20+ years managing complex systems, products, development, partnerships, high-functioning teams, and services on and off the web for national and global organizations with revenues up to $1B annually.

She discovered Nonviolent Communication in 2012, and since has been part of her daily practice. Loida offered workshops in NVC to teams at her workplaces and in her community. Learn more about Loida.

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Aseel Talhami

Aseel Talhami

Certification Coordinator | Turkey (originally Palestine)

Aseel joined CNVC in June 2021. From Palestine, Aseel was introduced to NVC in 2015 through her father, who joined the Palestinian NVC community, and her brother, who is a Certified Trainer. Aseel currently lives between Palestine and Istanbul. She is fluent in Arabic, English, and Turkish.

Aseel holds a master's degree in international studies and works in Tubitak and Istanbul Medeniyet university as a researcher. In 2014 Aseel won the Arab award as one of the best poets in the Arab world. Her poems are published in various magazines, newspapers, and websites. Aseel is passionate about bringing NVC to the Middle East communities.

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Zsuzsa Csuvár

Zsuzsa Csuvár

Programs Assistant | Spain (originally Hungary)

Zsuzsa joined CNVC in March 2022 as the day-to-day manager of our intensive trainings, bringing structure, order, and predictability for our participants and event organizers. Previously, she had a variety of roles in corporate and startup environments, including Administrative Assistant, IT, and Customer Service.

She is an agile project manager, a devoted declutterer, and a coach with a passion for conscious leadership, communication, and structures. In 2017, Zsuzsa discovered Nonviolent Communication and has participated in a foundations course and CNVC’s first online Worldwide Gathering in 2020.

Zsuzsa speaks English, Spanish, and Hungarian fluently and is conversational in German and Portuguese, and lives with her family in a remote mountain village in Spain. Learn more about Zsuzsa.

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Glenda Fagan

Board Admin Support | United States (New Mexico)

Glenda joined CNVC in January 2020 as part time administrative support for the Board of Directors. She coordinates meetings, takes minutes, and facilitates communication. With a background in human resources, she occasionally assists with recruiting. Glenda lives in Albuquerque, NM with her three cats and occasional foster kittens. She is looking forward to traveling more in her semi-retirement. Learn more about Glenda.

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Kim Zarillo

Kim Zarillo

Financial Coordinator | United States (Florida)

Kim joined CNVC in February 2021 and has 25 years of business experience in grant research and management, bookkeeping and accounting, She founded a company that led environmental and geotechnical projects involving desktop research studies, data collection in the field, and data analysis for government agencies, nonprofits, and private firms. Kim brings experience as both an employee and board member for several nonprofit organizations. Learn more about Kim.

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