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Jaine Merliss

Jaine (she/her) has a background in organizational development, education and leadership, and this experience, coupled with her academic research in how diverse lived-experiences contribute to leadership space, is the foundation for her skill in operationalizing change. Her focus on maximizing leadership potential and pursuing steps to resolve workplace intrapersonal conflict has benefited organizations large and small, helping them to implement workforce strategies while enhancing productivity and engagement.

Jaine’s professional work in non-profit healthcare, business and higher education, combined with her volunteer involvement in civic organizations, is focused on assembling a waterfront of voices and perspectives. Jaine’s work as a Human Rights Commissioner in Nebraska and Board Member and Facilitator for the Northern Arizona Restorative Justice Commission reflects her commitment to a more just society.

A native of Nebraska, Jaine now lives in Sedona, Arizona, where she hikes, weaves, cooks, writes, volunteers, loves her dog and enjoys the physical beauty of the red rocks surrounding her home. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a Masters of Arts in Adult, Vocational and Continuing Education and a Doctorate in Leadership, Education and Communication.

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