Janice Juntunen - Executive Director
Janice has been a longtime resident of Lewis County. She has been with the center since 2007, starting as a certified mediator. She has been the Executive Director since 2016. Janice is certified in family, ERPP, landlord/tenant and parent/teen mediation. She has also been trained in trauma informed and restorative practice techniques.
Janice has a passion for mediation and conciliation, her favorite part of her work is when people who did not think reconciliation was possible can work together to create a solution all their own.
Laura Hight - Assistant Director
Laura is a graduate of Kelso High School and lifelong Cowlitz County resident. She has been serving at the mediation center since 2021 and is trained in family, landlord/tenant and ERPP mediation techniques. She is a trauma informed mediator and a certified notary. Before working with CMC, Laura spent almost 20 years in retail and restaurant management.
Laura loves living in the PNW and enjoys hiking, thrifting, true crime podcasts & shows, mixed-media arts and modern yurt architecture. She lives in Longview with her husband, Chris, their five kids, two dogs, bushel of rabbits, some ducks, a disrespectful cockatiel & one cat.
Lisa Gaynor - Housing Stability Program Specialist
Lisa moved to Cowlitz County in 2014. She fell in love with the area and weather right away. She began working at Community Mediation Center in of 2021. Lisa specializes in Eviction Resolution, working with tenants, landlords and property management. In her personal time she enjoys crocheting, reading, weekend getaways to the ocean, camping and spending time with her daughter.
Leah Moore - Program Manager, Cowlitz County
Leah is very involved in her community, serving on the Kelso School Board, volunteering her time to serve others and supporting her three kids in their many sports and activities. She enjoys camping and kayaking in her free time. Leah works with individuals in conflict and guides them through the mediation process, step by step, answering questions and providing outstanding service.
Jane Beck - Program Manager, Lewis County
Jane is from the United Kingdom, but has made Washington State her home. She has extensive background in community justice work and is a certified notary. Jane and her husband enjoy murder mysteries, thrift shopping and metal detecting along the coast. Her favorite quote is: "Be yourself, everyone else is taken."
Marsha Treadway - Case Manager & Community Liaison
Marsha has been a resident of Kelso, WA since 1984 when she moved up from Southern California. She graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Buena Park, CA. She has been employed with the Community Mediation Center as an Early Resolution Specialist since 2021. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, traveling and spending time with family, friends, but especially her five grandchildren.
Gail Bishop- Case Manager
Gail grew up in the PNW and has lived in other parts of the country, but the west side of Washington is her favorite. She has lived in Kelso for the past 12 years with her family. She has always had a drive to help people and make genuine, caring connections. Gail enjoys volunteering around the Lower Columbia communities. In addition to volunteering, her other time investments include, knitting, sewing, reading, and traveling.
Alexis Musser - File Clerk
Alexis lives in Longview with her family and is a proud Kelso High School student. She participates in wrestling and the Cowlitz 2 fire cadet program. She enjoys biology, reading, driving and spending time with her family. She balances her time at CMC with being an activity leader with the Longview Parks & Recreation Program during the summer months.