Sarah Augustine is the Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties. A social scientist, she has taught at Heritage University, Central Washington University, and Goshen College. Sarah has worked as an organizational consultant in strategic planning, facilitation, and mediation in the United States and abroad. She employs shuttle diplomacy and group decision-making strategies to de-escalate conflict and establish common ground between communities and external interests. She has been a mediator for nineteen years.