Gwen Olton

Gwen is the Director of Practice Transformation at Coordinated Care Services, Inc. where she develops and implements technical support on a variety of topics including resilience, trauma-responsive care, conflict transformation, 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 transformative justice 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 peace and 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.

Blog posts by Gwen Olton

What’s Sign-Stealing got to do with Justice?

Major League Baseball has been rocked over the past several months with revelations that the 2017 champions, the Houston Astros, cheated. If you’re not familiar with the story and don’t …