Board of Directors & Staff


Board President

Will Van Vactor - Will joined our Board in 2017 and brings a wealth of experience as a land use attorney in private practice. He is a volunteer mediator and a facilitator for a variety of State and local area projects. Will brings knowledge as an independent businessman and legal insight into environmental, conservation, and land use matters. He currently lives in Bend.

Board Treasurer

Mary Lynn Jones - Mary Lynn joined our Board in 2017 and comes with a wealth of experience in audit and reporting as an accountant. She has also served in her community in a variety of financial accounting and committee roles. Mary Lynn has embraced our dispute resolution mission and is interested in learning more about mediation. She currently lives in Bend.

Board Member

Kathleen Phillips - Kathleen recently joined our Board. We'll post an overview soon outlining Kathleen's experience, community service and ongoing mediation support to both the Courts and Community Solutions. She currently lives in Bend.

Executive Director

Gary Winterstein - Gary joined our organization in 2015 and provides a variety of experience from staff, management, and leadership positions in the military, government agency, and private industry. In his role as Executive Director, he provides staff support to the Board of Directors. Gary is also a mediator and facilitator for State and local area projects. He currently lives in Tumalo.