Melinda Darer

Melinda strongly values equality and diversity in team settings.  One of her most satisfying and productive activities is collaborating with international organizations and individuals. Her areas of interest include communication styles, conflict resolution, mindfulness, and pausing.
She has more than 30 years of non-profit management.  Since co-creating Focusing Initiatives International in 2014, Melinda has served as co-director and chief operating officer, responsible for developing the organization’s strategy and vision, creating new initiatives and programs, and managing the finances. She oversees the Indigenous Focusing-Oriented Therapy trauma program in New York City. She established an online bi-weekly Wholebody Focusing Gathering, with guest facilitators and attunements, which has been meeting for more than three years.