Our Team

Leadership

 

Gretchen Lee – Executive Director

Gretchen is an attorney and a court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. She has an extensive government relations background- having worked as an attorney for the Utah State Legislature as well as the private and nonprofit sectors drafting resolutions, initiatives and other policy documents. Gretchen serves on the Board of Trustees for the Utah Council of Conflict Resolution and is a member of the Restorative Justice Collaborative of Utah. She graduated from Colgate University and Emory School of Law. 

Maria Villar – Outreach and Program Manager

Maria was born and raised in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana with a degree in Business Administration. Maria has experience working with international governments and interacting with multicultural communities, developing and promoting investment projects, creating partnerships and establishing a variety of referral programs, not only in Cuba but in Mexico where she lived for many years.

Maria and her family relocated to Park City, Utah in 2012. Previous to her employment with Mountain Mediation Center, Maria was a Community Outreach Liaison for the Park City School District.

Deborah McGraw – Community Conversations 

Deborah is a court-qualified rostered mediator with the Utah Courts. She is currently the Court Coordinator for Mountain Mediation Center. Her mediation experience includes private and group mediation, divorce and domestic mediation, and facilitating victim-offender conferencing. She has an extensive restorative background, which includes practicing Circle work, meditation and self-empowerment techniques for the past 25 years. She is an adjunct professor at Utah Valley University, Center for Professional and Continuing Education. She graduated from University of Denver.

Nicole Wozniak – Communications Coordinator

Nicole is a 2020 grad of the University of Michigan. She’s both worked for and volunteered with a multitude of nonprofits in Park City including KPCW, the Christian Center, and now Mountain Mediation Center.  She coordinates MMC’s Community Conversations series and designs MMC’s marketing materials.

Board:

Joana Acevedo

Joana graduated from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah in 2020 with a degree in marketing. After graduating, she worked as a college access advisor for the Utah College Advising Corps, helping first generation college students at Granger High School navigate the college admission and financial aid process. In 2021, she became the Outreach/Program Coordinator for Mountain Mediation Center. Joana is currently employed by the Park City School District as the College Program Manager for the Bright Futures Program.   

Evie Brinkerhoff

Evie Brinkerhoff is a trained attorney and mediator. She currently works for the Utah Courts as a child welfare mediator. She previously worked at Utah Dispute Resolution as a mediator and office director for northern Utah. She has worked extensively in schools, developing and implementing restorative justice and mediation programs for schools. She has also conducted numerous high conflict divorce cases and has worked extensively with the immigrant and refugee population of Utah.

Kris Campbell

Kris Campbell has volunteered with Mountain Mediation Center’s restorative justice team since 2020, learning and teaching restorative justice practices.  He has organized and facilitated several community conversations with the restorative justice team to build understanding, connection, and community along the Wasatch Back.

Kris is a member of the Park City LGBTQIA+ Task Force which seeks to create, maintain, and enliven inclusivity for the LGBTQ+ community in order to help the Wasatch Back become a place where all people feel they belong.   He is on the executive committee of the Summit County Communities That Care coalition to reduce youth substance use and suicide.

Dr. Campbell is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Utah, where he graduated with a PhD in computing.  His research focuses on understanding how the change of brain shape during development and aging relates to changes in cognitive function.   He has lived in the greater Park City area for over 13 years with his two daughters.  He enjoys taking family road trips to explore the West.

Miriam Garcia (Board Chair)

Miriam is the School Readiness Program Coordinator at Holy Cross Ministries. She started working for Holy Cross Ministries in 2007 as part of the After School Program team and has a passion for working in early childhood education. She was instrumental in developing the preschool project now known as the School Readiness Program that takes place at St. Mary’s Church in Park City. She was born and raised in Mexico City and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Early Childhood Education from the National University of Mexico. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and daughter.

Moe Hickey (Treasurer)

Moe Hickey is the new CEO of Voices for Utah Children. Prior to his appointment, he served as the Managing Director of the Park City Institute. From 2008-2015 he served as the president of the Park City Board of Education, as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the Park City Education Foundation.

A native New Yorker, he began his professional life in the global financial markets. He worked both domestically and internationally for twenty years. He completed his career as a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was the Managing Director of Global Emerging Markets.

He is a graduate of Wagner College, where he received a BS in Economics. He currently resides in Park City, Utah with his wife and two children. He enjoys outdoor activities, cooking and travelling.

Sam Mekrut (Secretary)

Ms. Mekrut currently works full-time as a Child Welfare Mediator for the State of Utah. She is qualified to conduct all types of mediation, including Utah court-ordered divorce mediation; she is also a court-qualified mediator with the Utah Courts. Ms. Mekrut has conducted hundreds of mediations involving families in which children have been neglected or abused. These complex cases, involving numerous parties and often highly sensitive issues, require the utmost in confidentiality and compassion. Prior to becoming a mediator, Ms. Mekrut worked for many years in nonprofits fighting for social justice. She feels passionate about equity in the justice system and has a strong interest in restorative justice. Ms. Mekrut began her work with Mountain Mediation Center as a volunteer mediator in Small Claims Court and has served on MMC’s Board since 2015.

Dr. Claustina Reynolds

Claustina Reynolds serves as Assistant Principal at Ecker Hill Middle School in Park City. Claustina came from the Salt Lake City School District, where she served as Educational Equity Supervisor. Reynolds also has experience as a teacher, coach, middle school administrator, higher education instructor, and staff developer. She has completed a doctorate degree from the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.

Jill Sheinberg

Jill is an attorney, mediator and lifelong advocate of equality, peace and justice. She is a founding member of the Park City Women’s Giving Fund and the Utah Women’s Giving Circle and a member, of the Utah Women’s Forum. A native New Yorker, Jill graduated from the University of Michigan (BA) and the New School for Social Research (MA in Sociology). After receiving her law degree, she worked in the fields of employment law and not-for-profit representation. She also facilitated community mediations for several years in Brooklyn before moving to Park City in 1995.

In Utah, Jill has worked at KUED television station and various film companies as a community connections organizer, taught at Westminster College (Masters Leadership program) and is currently a Master Mediator on the state court roster, specializing in family and employment issues.

Jill is currently a board member of the Haitian Orchestra Institute and Park City Film. She has previously served on the boards of Adopt-a-Native-Elder, Planned Parenthood of Utah, ACLU of Utah, National ACLU, Salt Lake Acting Company, and is a founding member of HEAL Utah.

Park City Municipal Corporation Liaison:

Nann Worel

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