Maria ArpaExecutive Director | United Kingdom & Malta
Maria joined CNVC as the Executive Director in November 2019. She was introduced to NVC by U.K. Trainer Daren de Witt, who invited her to see Marshall Rosenberg speak in London, an experience that changed her life. She was inspired to attend a Special Session on Social Change in Switzerland in 2005 and afterward invited Marshall to Malta where she organised a conference between concentration camp survivors and the multi-national corporation that had bought the site formerly used as a place of torture.
Since 2000, Maria has worked in the nonprofit sector with marginalised, hard-to-reach individuals and communities and taken her work into prisons, schools, neighbourhoods, and workplaces.
Jeff BrownOperations Director | United States
Jeff joined CNVC in September 2020 as the Operations Director to create systems to help make CNVC more effective. As a Certified Trainer since 2005, he led more than 800 days of NVC training through 2018 and is the former Executive Director of the Compassionate Communication Center of Ohio (2009-2015). Since 2018, he has turned his attention to administrative and operational support of NVC trainers and organizations, recalling the importance of this as a trainer, Jeff lives in Ithaca, New York in the U.S.
Jane ZawadowskiInterim Head of Programming | United States
Jane is from the Chicago area and joined CNVC in April 2021 as the Interim Head of Programming. She is on the path to become a Certified Trainer with CNVC and certification in Sarah Peyton’s Resonant Healer program. Jane loves being mom to her 3 teenage children, is a certified yoga instructor, lived in China for 5 years with her family, and is an avid gardener. She has been practicing and sharing NVC since 2011.
Kim ZarilloFinancial Coordinator | United States
Kim joined CNVC in February 2021 and has 24 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.
Glenda FaganBoard Admin Support | United States
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.
Mariam FakhirPersonal Assistant to the Director | United Kingdom
Mariam joined CNVC in January 2021 as a Personal Assistant to the Executive Director. Mariam was first introduced to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) when she was 12 years old through her single mother who stumbled across NVC whilst going through an emotional divorce. Mariam read Dr. Rosenberg's book as a teen and found freedom through his teachings. This led her to applying to the year-long Dialogue Road Map training at the Centre for Peaceful Solutions in 2020, a charity whose teachings are guided by NVC. She currently resides in London, as a DRM practitioner whilst working part-time for CNVC.