Andrea Braeutigam: Andrea is an Attorney-Mediator. B.A., University of Washington (1998), J.D. cum laude, Oklahoma City University School of Law (2002), LL.M. Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri-Columbia (2005). Andrea is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Agriculture Mediation Program, Inc., a not for profit corporation that is certified by USDA to provide mediation statewide. She has mediated and facilitated over a thousand civil, commercial, agricultural and environmental matters. She is a member of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution, Co-Chairs the Oklahoma Bar Section of Dispute Resolution and is a board member of the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals. Andrea loves to cook and spend time with her nieces, nephew and beloved Golden Retriever, Max.
Woodrow Colbert: “Woody” Colbert has over 20 years of mediation, negotiated settlement, and quality management experience. His passion is bridging people of diverse social, economic and cultural backgrounds to achieve a common goal. He has studied the traditional forms of ADR and extended his studies to other areas of ADR including Restorative Justice and Native American Healing Circles. Woody is a Faculty Member and Director of Paralegal Studies at Vatterott College, Warr Acres, OK, and Director of ConflictPros Dispute Resolution and Consulting.
From 1979 to 1999 Woody served with the United States Department of Agriculture as a Biotechnology Investigator and Quality Manage. As a federal regulator Woody mediated and brokered negotiated settlements involving federally regulated biotechnology companies and institutions nationally and internationally. Woody received training from the Juran Institute on Quality Management and was trained as a mediator at the Oklahoma City University School of Law. Although Woody has performed thousands of mediations involving civil actions, neighborhoods, associations, governmental relations and domestic relations he considers his specialty to be Agricultural and employment law mediation and serving as a trainer and mediation instructor.
Woody earned a bachelor of Science in Public Administration, graduating with distinction of Summa Cum Laude from Upper Iowa University and a Juris Doctor from Oklahoma City School of Law in 2002. Prior to attending law school he was trained and certified as a Federal Investigator, through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Glynco, GA.
His mission is to teach others that conflict is inevitable, and therefore we should learn how to manage conflict to achieve a desired outcome.
Stephany Wade-Tate: Stephany Wade Tate has been an Strategic HR leader in Oklahoma for two decades supporting multiple industries across the United States including Construction, Information Technologies, Government Contracting, Medical Professional Services, Environment and Energy, and Manufacturing sectors. Stephany has received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of Central Oklahoma, a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Communication from Oklahoma State University, and a Juris Doctorate Law Degree from Oklahoma City University, School of Law.
Stephany has earned the Senior Professional Human Resources Certification from the Society of Human Resources Management and is a Certified Mediator for the Oklahoma Supreme Court. She was the recipient of the 2010 Oklahoma HR Legend Award, Burbridge Foundation Award for Conflict Resolution, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award and is listed in the national Who’s Who in Human Resources Directory. She is a Certified Executive Coach as well as a Certified Crucial Conversations Trainer and Certified Online Instructional Facilitator. She graduated Phi Betta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude.
Stephany teaches Human Resources and Organizational Development courses at Oklahoma State University and the University of Central Oklahoma. She has served as Chairperson for the Oklahoma Employer Council and the Senior Executive HR Forum of Oklahoma. She is the current President of the Oklahoma Human Resources Society, a member of the American Bar Association, American Society of Training and Development, Senior Organizational Development Association and the Oklahoma Association for Mediators and Arbitrators.