Debora Hammond, Academic Coordinator

Debora Hammond, Ph.D., has been teaching in the Hutchins School of Liberal Studies since 1996. She completed her doctoral work in the history of science at the University of California at Berkeley, focusing on the history of systems thinking.

She has been particularly interested in finding ways to nurture more participatory, co-creative approaches to decision making. Her teaching in the Hutchins School, which emphasizes student-centered interactive learning, is an active embodiment of this orientation. In addition to teaching undergraduate courses on healthcare, monetary systems, and food systems, she works with graduate students in the Action for a Viable Future MA program, and is actively involved in the local community on food policy and sustainability. Beginning in the fall of 2009, she began working with Saul Eisen to take over as Director of the Organization Development MA Program, and assumed full responsibility for the program in the fall of 2011.

David Warner, MAOD Director

David Warner, M.A., is a business consultant, executive coach, and trainer specializing in whole-system approaches to organization and team development. He consults nationally to organizations in the public, private, and non-profit sectors to help leaders and groups work more effectively. As a facilitator, he helps large and small groups manage their agendas and meet their goals.

Dave has a passion for training. Highly skilled in instructional design, he takes great pleasure in developing client-specific curricula. His knowledge of work systems and corporate culture, coupled with his ability to assess organizational needs, allows him to design and present relevant, engaging training that people are excited to put to use.

Both a qualified administrator of the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and a certified trainer in The Enneagram in Business, Dave is an expert in personality typing systems and believes in the value of the common language they bring to teams and businesses. He is currently using the Enneagram (an ancient and widely applicable nine-point system for understanding personality, motivation, and behavior) to help organizations learn to communicate effectively, manage conflict, develop high-performing teams, and increase leadership competency and effectiveness.

Lynn Woznicki, MAOD Director

Lynn Woznicki, M.A., M.A.O.D, is a facilitator and trainer, and leadership development and team effectiveness strategist. Woznicki Consulting is committed to strengthen, evolve and grow clients in the business, nonprofit and government sectors. Lynn's passion is working with individuals, groups and organizations to help them improve performance by increasing personal and professional effectiveness. She lives for those "ah hah!" light bulb moments when a client or group has a realization about something that has been holding them back or contributing to their challenges. Woznicki Consulting services include supervisor and team effectiveness training, project and retreat facilitation, leadership development, conflict management, and coaching. Lynn holds an M.A. in Psychology/Organization Development from Sonoma State University, an M.A. in Business Management/Marketing from Sonoma State University, and a B.S. in Biomedical Communications from Ohio State University. She completed a 6-year credential program with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management at Stanford University.

John Tarling

John Tarling, Ph.D teaches Qualitative Research Methodology; the design and implementation of research in organizations. He comes with a diverse research career spanning the 'hard' physical sciences- working at the National Physical Laboratory for The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in the UK, medical research (Radiation Biology) in teaching hospitals in both the UK and US, and Immunology in private industry. He obtained an MA in Organizational Development in 2006. He divides his work time between being a small business owner (building contractor), teaching at SSU, and his 'hobby' of researching Population Health in the US Through a Political Lens.

Stephen Thomas

Stephen R. Thomas, M.A. has long been a student of leadership, human and technical system redesign, and personal and organization development. He brings 25 years experience as a leader in a local government agency and an organization development consultant. He has a reputation as an insightful and caring individual with a high degree of integrity, passion for his client's success and a skilled facilitator. He has designed and conducted over a hundred successful client engagements in government, private, non-profit and corporate sectors ranging in scope and complexity, in the areas of strategic planning, business process improvement, large system change, interpersonal and leadership development and socio-technical system re-design.

Steve encourages and promotes authentic dialogue and inclusiveness, and uses tried and true methods to assist clients in identifying and utilizing their wisdom and knowledge to create and implement a path forward to success and vitality.

Tiffany von Emmel

Tiffany von Emmel, Ph.D., advances leadership development in service of an interdependent world. Tiffany has led practitioner development programs internationally for over 25 years, and is a co-author of Innovations in Transformative Learning: Space, Culture and the Arts. As a senior facilitator at Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, she mentors group facilitators. As an executive coach and consultant, Tiffany partners with key individuals in organizations to develop leadership capacity and culture change.

Tiffany brings her experience in resilience, mindfulness-based emotional intelligence, relationship and group dynamics, somatics, global leadership, relational leadership, improvisation, social innovation, culture, workplace chaplaincy, arts-based methods, and participatory inquiry methods. Her clients include Craigslist Foundation, Organization Development Network, Poptech!, Enroll America, Bay Area NVC, and St. Joseph Health in Sonoma County.

Previously, Tiffany served as founder & CEO of Dreamfish, a network based in Nairobi, which enabled of individuals in 26 countries to mutually support leadership development. Tiffany holds a PhD in Human and Organizational Systems, and a MA in Organization Development from Fielding Graduate University. A Buddhist practitioner, she also studied extensively in expressive arts therapy, somatics, and in physical theater with pioneers in these fields.

Visiting Experts

In addition to our regular faculty, a number of other organization development practitioners and educators provide a rich range of perspectives through short workshops, guest presentations in courses, internships, and participation in students' culminating project committees.

Margaret Barkley

Margaret Barkley, M.A., has been teaching and facilitating groups for twenty years. She received an M.A. in Psychology from SSU with a focus on group facilitation and collaborative learning, and taught in the SSU Psychology Department, teaching core courses and a specialized course for students with math anxiety. She facilitated Interpersonal Dynamics in the MBA Department at Stanford University as part of their facilitation training program, and later facilitated the same course as adjunct faculty in the Law Department of the University of San Francisco.

Margaret has led a writing group for fourteen years and has worked with a wide range of groups with particular interest in Depth Psychology. She is principal of Barkley & Associates, a real estate brokerage in Sonoma County, and has extensive experience in helping groups form intentional community. She is especially passionate about self-awareness and communication skills as essential tools for interpersonal effectiveness.

Saul Eisen

Saul Eisen, Ph.D. is one of the founders of the OD Program at SSU. His international consulting practice integrates strategic planning and organization development. He partners with clients to develop empowered individuals, high performing teams, competitive organizations, and thriving communities. As part of this work, he facilitates small and large group conference sessions, bringing together stakeholders with diverse perspectives. He guides them in creating an environment in which they can discover common ground, develop a shared vision for their desired future, and generate concrete action plans for implementation. Follow-through support provides training and coaching for task-force groups, and consultative guidance through the crucial implementation stages.

Among his clients have been Fortune 500 companies such as Bank of America, Texas Instruments, and Hewlett-Packard; educational institutions such as Rancho Cotate High School, Instituto Centro-Americano Administración de Empresa (Costa Rica), and the Jerusalem Academy of Art; and community organizations such as the three federations of Kibbutzim in Israel, the City of Sebastopol, the Napa County Department of Health and Human Services, the School Board and Town Council of Windsor, and the Oregon Symphony.

Lee Glickstein

Lee Glickstein, founder of Speaking Circles International, is an authority on authentic leadership communication. He delivers keynotes, workshops and private coaching with a unique combination of inspiration and step-by-step innovation. He facilitates ease, power and effectiveness in clients ranging from professional communicators to "non-speakers" with severe stage fright.

His own long term stage fright motivated Lee to develop a simple but elegant approach to break through the epidemic fear of being fully oneself with groups. This process of discovery led him to a thorough understanding of the principles of authentic leadership communication through the practice of Relational Presence.

In 1989, Lee developed Speaking Circles as a modality to make his innovative approach available globally. Since then he has facilitated thousands of Speaking Circles, workshops and retreats, and Speaking Circles International has trained over 500 Speaking Circle Facilitators around the world.

Lee is author of Be Heard Now! Tap Into Your Inner Speaker and Communicate with Ease (Broadway Books), How to Speak Naturally and Powerfully in Front of Any Audience (Sounds True Audiotapes), and the Ebook: Speakers' Guide to Authentic Connection: The Alchemy of Influence through Relational Presence.

Lee graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Sociology in 1966. He was a social worker in New York City for eight years before moving to California to "follow his bliss." He performed stand-up comedy in San Francisco before becoming an innovator in the field of "humor as healing," serving as Director of the Humor in Medicine Program at the California Pacific Medical Center in the early 1990's. In 1996, Lee was awarded the Athena Award for Excellence in Coaching and Mentoring.

Lee lives in Marin County, California. His hobby is constructing crossword puzzles for the New York Times.

Sara Tickler

Sara Tickler, Psy.D., has been a principal Organization Development consultant for the past 25 years. Sara has also taught courses at the Masters level since 2003. She is committed to democratic participative processes in the workplace and has a depth of experience and expertise in systems analysis, change management, business process improvement, survey construction and delivery, and conflict resolution. Sara has worked with a wide variety of not-for-profit, private and public sector clients over the years. Sara holds a Doctorate Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and a Master of Arts in Organization Development.