OMA was founded in 1986. Membership in OMA provides opportunities for mediators to work together to elevate the quality and expand the availability of mediation programs and services in Oregon. In addition, OMA and its supporters work to transform the ways in which Oregonians resolve conflict. OMA seeks to shift Oregon away from the traditional adversarial approach to conflict toward a collaborative mediation approach.
The Oregon Mediation Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of members committed to the development, support and advocacy of mediation in the State of Oregon.
OMA Staff and Board of Directors
As a member organization, OMA relies heavily on its members and supporters to move the organization. Although OMA has had paid staff in the past, we are currently relying solely on volunteers to run the organization today.
OMA’s board of directors works alongside our other volunteers to promote OMA’s mission and support its diverse stakeholders. Directors are elected every year following the Fall conference and oriented to the BOD at the start of each calendar year.
The true heart, soul, and strength of OMA lies in its committees. These groups of committed members work to coordinate countless events, advocate for and inform mediation-related legislation, and mediators, future mediators, clients, and future clients all over the state. To get move involved in OMA and become even more fully involved in our fantastic community, please consider joining one of the committees below. Please note, the Board of Directors has several additional committees which are open to current or past members of the Board of Directors. Please contact the chair of the Nominations Committee if you are interested in joining the boar or one of the board’s committees.
Additional information about each committee, its current efforts, and ways to get involved can be found on the OMA Committees page.
As a 501(c)(3) organization, OMA depends on an active community of engaged volunteers and supporters. See the Support OMA page to lean more about how you can join our community in support of peaceful conflict resolution!