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Ronald Butcher
Ronald Butcher

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Ronald Butcher

As an experienced mediator, I am passionate about resolving conflicts and promoting workplace safety and health through effective communication and collaboration. With over 30 years of experience in workplace intervention, conflict resolution, and safety, I provide consulting services to organizations to help them address legal and regulatory compliance issues, prevent workplace accidents and injuries, and create a positive and productive work environment.

Drawing on my background in safety and paralegal work, I offer a unique perspective on addressing legal and regulatory issues related to workplace safety and health. I am skilled at identifying potential conflicts and hazards and navigating legal issues related to workplace safety and compliance. As a mediator, I facilitate communication and negotiation to prevent conflicts from escalating and help resolve disputes before they become legal problems.

Moreover, I have experience in employee assistance training, which allows me to provide training programs that promote employee wellness and mental health, helping organizations address complex workplace issues comprehensively. By leveraging my skills in mediation, safety, and employee assistance training, I can help organizations create a safe, healthy, and productive work environment while promoting collaboration, communication, and conflict resolution.

Overall, I am committed to partnering with organizations and individuals to enhance their culture, ensure legal compliance, promote effective communication, and support employee success. With my experience in high-risk and high-hazard environments, I am well-equipped to help organizations address complex challenges and achieve their goals.


I prioritize confidentiality, individual agency, and self-determination in my approach, acknowledging the transformative potential of mediation while upholding participants’ rights to determine their own agreements. To cultivate a safe and respectful environment, I promote active listening, open dialogue, and non-violent language. By facilitating both individual caucus and joint sessions, I support the parties in exploring various perspectives and options to arrive at mutually agreeable solutions. As a neutral advocate, I treat all parties with respect, empathy, and patience, ensuring that they are aware of their rights and have access to the necessary resources and information for a sustainable resolution.


Paralegal Studies – 2021

University of California, Berkeley

Master of Business Administration – Operations Management (In progress)

Colorado Technical University

Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Industrial Technology

Middle Tennessee State University

Golden Key National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Fraternity

Bachelor of Science – Management

California Coast University

Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner (CMIOSH), #192,809

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK)

Certified Safety Professional (CSP), #21,798  Board of Certified Safety Professionals

Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM), #2,238  Institute for Safety and Health Management

Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP)  Employee Assistance Professionals Association

Intervention Specialist – Johnson Institute (now Hazelden)

Lead Investigator & Root Cause AnalysisThe Reliability Center, Hopewell, VA

Incident Investigation and Causal AnalysisDNV/GL, Los Angeles, CA

Quality Management Process Facilitator – USCG, Petaluma, CA

Marine Transportation Safety Inspector/Investigator – USCG, Yorktown, VA

Recreational Vessel Production Safety Factory Inspector – USCG, Yorktown, VA

Instructional Materials and Course Design – USCG, Petaluma, CA

Areas Of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Construction
  • Cross Cultural
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Family
  • General
  • Government
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Labor - Management
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Native American
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Civil
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Professional Fees
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Systems Designer

Liability Insurance

  • Yes

ADR Training

  • 40 Hour Basic Mediation Training
  • Conflict Mediation and Peace Building
  • Mediating eCommerce, Property & Workplace Disputes Online
  • Workplace Mediation Training with Dr. Clare Fowler
  • ABA Mediation Essentials - Effective Mediation Skills
  • The Magic of Mediation with Ken Cloke
  • Michael Lang's Mediation Ethics


  • US Coast Guard Aviation Association's Hall of Honor Inductee

Professional Associations

  • National Association for Community Mediation
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (UK)
  • Institute of Hazardous Material Management
  • Hawaii Paralegals Association
  • Military Officer Association of America

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