The DRC of Yakima and Kittitas Counties provides mediation services, training and other ways for people to peacefully solve disputes themselves.

Board Members


Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima
2017 Board of Directors


  ‘Salie Cockrill – Volunteer Mediation Trainer and Facilitator

  Troy Frostad
Troy is the Director of Human Resources for Underwood Fruit and Warehouse, Mt. Adams Orchards, The Dalles Fruit Company and is the Manager of Mid-Columbia AG SVS, LLC a farm labor contracting company. He has served in multiple production operations management roles and was the Director of Quality Assurance at Independent Foods until January of 2013. Prior to Underwood Fruit, Troy worked 8 years for Con Agra Foods in Production, Operations Management and Quality Assurance. He is a member of the National Council of Ag employers H2A strategy committee and is a United States Air Force veteran of 6 years having served in combat roles during Operation Desert Storm. Troy is also a certified mediator with the dispute resolution center in Yakima Washington.



  DJ Henn – Realtor



  Melissa Hill – Assistant VP for student affairs, Heritage University

Melissa Hill was born and raised in the Yakima Valley, she lives in Yakima with her family.  She earned her Bachelors degree in Education from Eastern Washington University, her Master from the University of Alaska Anchorage, and her Ph.D. from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.




  Puneet Kakkar – Memorial Cornerstone Medicine, physician


SaraBecca Martin

SaraBecca is the Director of Institutional Accountability at Heritage University, where she has worked for 13 years. She began her relationship the the DRC in 2007 when she attended the Basic Mediation training. Since then, SaraBecca has completed Victim Offender Mediation training (Restorative Action), and Conflict Resolution in the Workplace training. SaraBecca joined the DRC Board in October 2014. In addition to advocating for peace, SaraBecca enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and several rescue animals at her home in Yakima.


  Dary Reed
Dary is the founding member and primary Personal Effectiveness Coach as well as one of the personal trainers at Assets LLC. He has been successful in the corporate world for over 43 years leading corporations, sales teams and developing leaders. He is a gifted speaker and teacher as well as a sought after personal coach. He is also a graduate of the National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Dary has devoted years of his life to the study of human behavior. His intense interest and research into high level human performance has helped him to uncover, apply and teach the principles and disciplines required to achieve high levels of effectiveness and success.


  Jamon Rivera
Originally from Southeaster Idaho, Jamon Rivera has spent the last 13 years in Eastern Washington, transitioning between Yakima (2003-2007; 2010-present) and the Tri-Cities (2007-2010). He holds a Bachelors of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Washington State University. He has been married to his wife Stacy for 15 years and together they have four children, three daughters and one son. Jamon currently is the Senior Director of Revenue Cycle Operations at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, where he has worked since March of 2014. When he is not working, Jamon enjoys spending time with his family, snowboarding, fly-fishing, golfing, and playing basketball.

Lani-Kai Swanhart – Retired Lawyer and Court Commissioner


  Tony Swartz – Attorney



Lorintha Umtuch – Retired Tribal Judge

Scott Wilson compressed  Scott Wilson – Southeast Washington Aging and Long Term Care



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