Staff & Associates
PCI Executive Director
Wendy Willis is the Director of PCI and Director of Research and Development for NPCC. Wendy is a national leader in the field of civic engagement and citizen-centered decision-making. Prior to joining PCI/NPCC, Wendy was the Executive Director for City Club of Portland, one of the most venerable civic organizations in the country. She has also served as an Assistant Public Defender for the District of Oregon and a law clerk to Chief Justice Wallace P. Carson, Jr. of the Oregon Supreme Court. Wendy is also a senior fellow of the American Leadership Forum Oregon, a poet, and the mother of two young daughters. She graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown Law Center and holds a B.A. from Willamette University.
NPCC Executive Director
Prior to joining NPCC in 2002, Mr. Wolf worked for seven years as the Community Policy Advisor for Governor Kitzhaber. In this capacity, he had primary responsibility for programs in the Departments of Transportation, Economic Development, Land Conservation, and Development and Housing. In the Governor's Office, he also served as the Governor's Sustainability and Dispute Resolution Advisor. Prior to this, Mr. Wolf served as the Assistant Director of the Department of Land Conservation and Development. Mr. Wolf brings 30 years of experience working in state and local government and expertise in consensus processes. He co-founded Oregon's Dispute Resolution Program in 1989
Chris Carlson has been active in the public policy dispute resolution field for more than 25 years, serving as mediator, facilitator, trainer, and consultant. She has authored numerous articles and publications, including PCI's Practical Guide to Consensus. Prior to co-founding PCI, Chris was Executive Director of the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management. She has served as a local elected official and in advisory positions in state and national government.
NPCC / PCI Director of Research and Development
Beverly Stein started as director of Oregon Solutions in Portland State University’s National Policy Consensus Center in July 2012. In October 2013 she became the director of Research and Development for the Policy Consensus Initiative and the National Policy Consensus Center.Prior to being selected as the director of Oregon Solutions she was President and co-owner of the Public Strategies Group (PSG). PSG works for government organizations committed to innovation, customer-focus and results-based governance. Beverly served as the elected Chair of the Multnomah County Board of County Commissioners and as its Chief Executive for eight years. She was elected three times to serve in the Oregon House of Representatives, worked as a Legal Aid attorney and in a solo private law practice, and has extensive experience as a strategic planner and facilitator for non-profit and government organizations. She ran for Governor of Oregon in the 2002 primary election.
Roslyn has worked for NPCC / PCI since 2002. Previously, she served as Executive Assistant to Oregon Governor Kitzhaber's Health, Human Services and Labor Policy Analyst. She was Executive Assistant for the Government Services Section of the Oregon Department of Justice from 1998-2000. From 1985 to 1997 Roslyn was an Accounting Manager for a local management firm.
Special Projects Manager
Sarah began working for PCI / NPCC in 2007. She was most recently a Research Assistant with the Department of Health Promotion and Sports Medicine at Oregon Health and Sciences University. From 2002-2006 Sarah taught writing at the University of Arizona where she also received her MFA in Creative Writing. She graduated cum laude from Vassar College in 2001 and was a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, where she taught English to elementary and secondary level students.