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Peacemaking Circles 1.10.13

Instructors Bios

Tracy Roberts, MSW, Chief Executive Officer Circle Center Consulting, LLC 

Tracy Roberts, Executive Director of The Circle Center, Inc., is an experienced group facilitator, trainer and consultant. With years of experience as an adolescent and family therapist, and as a trainer, facilitator and consultant to  many companies, organizations and community groups across Tennessee, Tracy is an excellent resource for community building for you and your organization. Tracy has facilitated numerous groups with diverse populations such as corporate and nonprofit executives, international teen youth representatives, homeless men in recovery from substance abuse, church groups, and small business owners. Tracy and the Circle Center provide a strengths based approach to embrace and build on organization members’ strengths and abilities rather than focusing on their weaknesses and deficits. The Circle Process utilized by the Circle Center is a sustainable model for organizations and their leaders in building community and team-work, promoting authentic dialogue, managing conflict and renewing staff members, volunteers and supporters and they carry out the mission and goals of the organization.

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Chris Palombo, MA, MSHM, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer, Dispensary of Hope

Christopher is a healthcare administrator who believes community-wide collaboration is vital for achieving the outcome of improved population health.  Chris’s career has been invested into integrating safety net healthcare resources for the sake of uninsured Americans. 

Chris is the Chief Executive Officer of the Dispensary of Hope, a Nashville-based not-for-profit social venture that provides medication to uninsured patients by working collaboratively with physician offices, drug manufacturers, pharmacy benefits managers, health systems, and safety net entities to coordinate access to medication.  The Dispensary of Hope’s flagship program, the Instant Access Program, collects surplus medication from across the nation and distributes that medication to charitable pharmacies and safety net clinics using a state-of-the art logistics system.  The Dispensary of Hope has the goal to distribute $50 million in medication by 2015.  

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