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Pecha Kucha
Thursday, July 16, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Category: Community Connections

Pecha Kucha

Join us via Zoom for the 2020 Pecha Kucha Community Gathering. Get an up-close and personal look at the lives of four of our ombuds colleagues, Kristine Paranica, Roy Baroff, Natalie Sharp, D.A. Graham. 

This program will have fast-paced presentations consisting of 20 slides presented for 20 seconds each. The presentations will explore the human side of ombuds work and explain what brought these presenters into the ombuds profession.

This event will be held as a Zoom meeting. Register for the meeting for free using the link below.

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Roy BaroffCO-OP®

Ombuds of North Caroline University


Roy Baroff (he/him) is an experienced conflict engagement / management professional. He is an ombuds, mediator, educator and attorney. In the past, he represented clients in a range of settings, mediated litigated and other workplace cases and served as an adjunct professor (he knows what its like to be in the classroom). His current focus is serving as the NC State Faculty and Staff ombuds along with some additional mediations outside NC State and education (Roy teaches a Negotiation course once each year at Elon Law School).


D.A Graham

University Ombuds, University of Kansas


Dr. D. A. Graham is The University of Kansas Ombudsperson. Dr. Graham is the former Vice President, Global Integrity Leader at Nielsen in NYC; University Ombudsperson for Princeton University, San Diego State University and Former Director of Human Resources at The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. 

Dr. Graham has more than 20 years of experience as a Master Facilitator and Mediator in the resolution of complaints, appeals and internal grievance processes for employee/employer issues. He has worked to resolve issues between parties through various types of mediation and communication processes. He has designed and taught numerous courses and workshops on communication, conflict engagement skills, diversity, and accountability at multiple universities, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Dr. Graham is a Certified Trainer, a Lecturer, and Conflict Coach.


Kristine Paranica

Ombudsperson, North Dakota State University


Kristine Paranica, JD, is the first and solo ombudsman for North Dakota State University since 2014. Prior to that, she was the Director of the Conflict Resolution Center at the University of North Dakota for 17 years, where she supervised staff and volunteers in community mediation practice. She is a Certified Transformative Mediator and continues to train mediators regularly. She is a conflict coach and has extensive experience presenting and training in the conflict resolution field locally, nationally, and internationally. She has published several articles and a book chapter as well. Kristine was an adjunct at the UND School of Law for 17 years, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, and continues to teach on online course in Leadership and Conflict Resolution at UND. Currently, Kristine serves on the IOA Conference committee and also the Professional Development Committee, and is an IOA Mentor.


Natalie Sharp


 More information coming soon.



Jen Mahoney


More information coming soon.


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IOA is excited to announce that we will be offering regular virtual meetings and sessions throughout the spring and summer of 2020. This programming is designed to keep the IOA community connected and to help us learn and grow in ways that feel relevant for this moment. Our schedule of events includes content originally scheduled for the 2020 IOA Conference, networking sessions, and opportunities to learn new approaches for working in this current climate. View All Community Connections