Meet the NCDD Team
Courtney Breese, Executive Director
Courtney manages NCDD’s day-to-day operations and directs NCDD’s ongoing programming and projects. Courtney has been involved with NCDD since 2010, previously serving as Conference Manager and on the NCDD Board. She is a trainer, mediator, and facilitator with a passion for helping people connect and learn from one another. Courtney was introduced to dialogue & deliberation as a student at Franklin Pierce University, where she received a Bachelors in Social Work and Counseling. Courtney can be contacted at courtney [at] ncdd [dot] org.
Joy Williams, Office Manager
NCDD has grown from a Coalition of 50 in late 2002 to a Coalition of more than 700 members and 28,000 subscribers. Processing new members and renewals, coordinating and managing our database, member directory and listservs, and managing our financial records are critically important to NCDD’s effectiveness, and Joy has managed all of these things swimmingly since early 2006. Joy can be contacted at joy [at] ncdd [dot] org.
Keiva Hummel, Communications Coordinator
Keiva Hummel (she/her) is an equitable engagement practitioner and has served the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) since 2014. She supports the NCDD community by growing and strengthening connections in the network, coordinating communications on the NCDD Blog and social media, and supporting the last three National Conferences on Dialogue & Deliberation. She graduated cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in Communication Studies, Minor in Global Peace, Human Rights and Justice Studies, and a Certificate in Conflict Resolution Studies. Keiva can be contacted at keiva [at] ncdd [dot] org.