Debra Gerardi is a part-time Lecturer in Law in the UC Hastings Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution. Debra serves at the Co-Chair for the UC Hastings Student Wellness & Wellbeing Workgroup. She is a conflict engagement specialist and consultant providing executive coaching, mediation and facilitation services, conflict assessment, and professional development programs to healthcare organizations internationally. Debra provides executive coaching, consulting and training services that promote leadership development, enhance organizational and team effectiveness, invite diverse perspectives and encourage people to effectively engage and move through conflict.
Debra draws on the knowledge and perspectives gained from over 30 years of experience working internationally with healthcare organizations, law firms, high-tech and philanthropic organizations, academic institutions, government, and professional associations. She has provided professional services to over 150 leading healthcare organizations including: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; The Joint Commission; the World Health Organization World Alliance for Patient Safety; the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the American Organization of Nurse Executives, the Harford and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations and over 40 academic and community medical centers.
Debra received her Master Coach certification from the highly regarded Hudson Institute of Coaching where she is a member of the Hudson Leadership Team. She is certified by the International Coach Federation at the PCC level and serves as an ICF Mentor Coach. Debra is an affiliate member of the Institute of Coaching Professional Association at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate.
Hudson Institute of Coaching: Master Coach Certification 2017
Master Coach Certification
Hudson Institute of Coaching 2011
Coaching Certificate, Executive and Transition Coaching
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health 1995
MPH, Public Health Administration / Policy
Creighton University School of Law 1992
Creighton University 1987
Creighton University 1982
The emerging culture of health care: Improving end-of-life care through collaboration and conflict engagement among health care professionals 2007
Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution
Healthier hospitals? 2005
AACN Advanced Critical Care
The culture of health care: How professional and organizational cultures impact conflict management 2004
Georgia State University Law Review
Curing conflict 2004
Dispute Resolution Magazine