Kimberly Horndeski is a certified mediator, facilitator, and the Executive Director for Community Consulting LLC. Her work focuses on integrating policy and science to engage stakeholders, develop strategic plans, promote collaboration, and transform conflict into successful strategies for the future. She has led multiple state and national working groups to overcome challenges and reach agreement. Her projects include bottom-up approaches, such as working with nonprofits to develop effective strategies to engage elected officials in adopting initiatives, and top-down approaches, such as assisting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife to incorporate stakeholder values throughout the nation in the decision-making process for federally-listed threatened and endangered species.
Kimberly knows that it is not science alone that produces positive outcomes. It is the ability to engage key stakeholders and integrate scientific information into a values framework utilizing best management practices identified in social science research that enables the development of creative and lasting solutions for the future.
Kimberly received her MS from Ohio State University. Her thesis, entitled “Deciding How to Decide: Cultural Theory and Rule Making in Collaborative Watershed Organizations”, was fundamental in shaping her perspective on collaboration and public engagement.