Gwen Olton

Gwen is a Senior Consultant at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. where she develops workshops and consultation models on a variety of topics including trauma-informed care and restorative practices, self-care and compassion fatigue, the impact of technology on our mental health and behaviors, and many others. She is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has experience training organizations in this and other person-centered communication approaches.  Gwen also works in a number of community organizations as a conflict and communication consultant, mediator, and restorative practice facilitator. She has experience implementing collaborative decision making and restorative processes as well as trained other facilitators in these roles. Gwen studied philosophy with a focus in ethics at the University of Rochester, as well as geological sciences. She also received degrees in nursing from St. John Fisher College and a master’s in conflict resolution from Arcadia University. She is passionate about the study and practice of nonviolence and is overjoyed to serve on the BoD for the Gandhi Institute. She’s also pretty into geology and is happy to talk rocks with anyone who’s interested!