Donald has been an educator, professional mediator, facilitator, motivational speaker and consultant for more than 30 years. He has a long history working in the areas of peace-building & mediation for diversity, inclusion and belonging; holistic health and public health education. Currently a doctoral candidate at St. Mary’s College of California, Donald is working on his dissertation which examines the language associated with conflict and more appreciative/engaging nomenclature, thereby approaching conflict in a more invitational, accessible framework, highlighting the transformative opportunities associated with conflict systems.
Donald has worked extensively across sectors to help organizations build resilient business practices and community engagement efficacy, including government, nonprofit, and corporate settings. He serves as Lead Trainer for the Community Boards of San Francisco Mediation Program, Adjunct Faculty at San Francisco State University and St. Mary’s College of California, facilitating learning in leadership and conflict transformation studies.
Donald has a strong commitment to philanthropy and demonstrates this by working nationally to support restorative justice and peace-building. He volunteers locally with multiple San Francisco bay area organizations, including: The Association for Dispute Resolution of Northern California, San Francisco Department of Police Accountability, San Francisco Education Fund, and Court Appointed Special Advocates for Foster Youth.