SENIOR JUDGE KEN WALKER
Senior Circuit Court Judge
Judge Kenneth R. Walker was born and raised in Compton, California, and graduated from Centennial High School. He received his J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1980. After years of service at the Metropolitan Public Defender, he formed Oregon's first African American Law firm: Walker & Warren. He tried over 100 jury trials before getting appointed as Circuit Court Judge in 2007. In almost 13 years on the bench, Judge Walker presided on over 200 criminal and civil jury trials. Judge Walker believes that the secret to being a good mediator is being the best listener. Judge Walker certified as an OMDP mediator in 2022.
Judge Walker is available at SeniorJudgeWalker@gmail.com or 503-984-2310.
ANASTASIA (STACIE) YU MEISNER
Estate Mediator and Evaluator
Anastasia (Stacie) Yu Meisner is an estate planning and administration attorney. Her practice focuses on estate planning, probate, trust and estate administration, guardianships, and conservatorships. In addition, she provides mediation and case evaluation services. In 2018, Ms. Meisner was appointed as a Pro Tem Judge for the Washington County Probate Department.
She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Ms. Meisner is licensed to practice in both Oregon and Washington.
She is involved with a number of organizations, both within the legal community and her local community. She volunteers with organizations such as the Oregon Minority Lawyers Association as an Advisory Board Member, a member of the Oregon Public Broadcasting Planned Giving Advisory Council, and an Ambassador with the Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce.
Workplace Conflict Mediator, Communication Coach
Meredith Holley is a workplace conflict mediator, communication coach, and lawyer. Meredith resolves conflict in the workplace using transformative mediation principles and IMPACT Coaching™. Meredith believes that in response to complaints of sexual harassment and discrimination, employers should reduce their reliance on investigation and incorporate other responses, like transformative mediation and coaching. Meredith certified as an OMDP mediator in 2022.
Meredith is available at Meredith@ErisResolution.com or 458-221-2671.
Mediator, Executive Leader, Coach, Consultant
Mariann is the founder of Hyland Solutions, which provides conflict resolution, leadership coaching, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) consulting. She is an experienced mediator, executive leader, coach, and consultant who helps organizations maximize human potential, develop inclusive, innovative cultures, and manage conflict and risk to promote growth and resilience. Building on her early career as a labor and employment attorney with Stoel Rives, Mariann has over 24 years of experience in operations and administration in large and complex organizations, including Chemeketa Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, the University of Oregon, the Oregon State Bar, and one of the largest community foundations in the United States. She has provided leadership for human resources, public safety, risk management, contracts, civil rights compliance, legal compliance, and DEI.
Mariann leads with a strength-based, trauma-informed lens, which informs her work with clients. Her deep understanding of conflict and polarization related to race and other protected classes allows her to facilitate cross-cultural engagement among individuals and within organizations to promote healing, trust, and teamwork.
Mariann earned a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, an MSW from Portland State University, and a BS from the University of Oregon. She completed a two-year interprofessional ethics fellowship program at Oregon Health & Science University, and she is currently becoming an advanced certified personal and executive coach through the College of Executive Coaching’s ICF accredited program. Mariann’s recent training includes a five-day mediation intensive with Harvard Law School’s Program on Negotiation (2023); and the inaugural Oregon Diversity Mediator Project’s 40-hour cohort training (2022).
Mariann has served on several nonprofit boards and is currently serving on the board of trustees for the University of Western States, where she is a member of the governance committee and chairs the equity, diversity, and inclusion committee. In addition, she is the 2023 chair-elect for the Oregon State Bar Labor and Employment Section’s Executive Committee.