Feel free to give me a call 503.872.9775 or email me at OMA@ORmediation.org, if you’d like to connect– I want you to reach out to me to talk about ways we can improve OMA together! Meagan Lawler
Please meet Meagan Lawler, OMA’s new Executive Director. Meagan earned her undergraduate degree in philosophy after which she received a scholarship from the German Academic Cultural Exchange program to study at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Meagan was a research assistant and translator for the Institute of Family Therapy Research at University of Heidelberg School of Medicine for five years where she completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology.
Meagan returned to the states where she was Director of Family Reconciliation Services for King county (Seattle), an innovative program providing free intensive conflict resolution services to families in their homes for over a decade. Since that time, she has held leadership positions in both the nonprofit and for profit organizations.
Meagan became a student at Marylhurst University in the field of Gerontology (2007), and then went on to teach psychology and later gerontology at Marylhurst for over 10 years. Meagan has a particular interest in workplace mediation “as I have observed that individuals bring their family of origin perspectives into the workplace and then enact these family roles in the work setting leading often, to confusion and conflict in ways that are subliminal and persistent.”
Meagan currently mediates for Clackamas County Dispute Resolution Services mediating small claims and community cases.
Meagan specifically took on this position to support OMA membership with customer service at the forefront and looks forward to being of service to the members because, “we all as mediators endeavor to bring some peace to society, each in our own individual way, in these unparalleled times of division and polarization of our country.”