Catherine Tornbom
Catherine Tornbom
Interfuse Associates
1661 North Swan Road, Suite 200-11
Tucson, AZ 85712


Description of Mediation Practice: With over 30 years in the field
of organization development, Catherine focuses on the conflicts
that occur between departments, between organizations, and
between businesses. She has worked with individuals, boards
of directors, Home Owner Associations, Neighborhood
Associations, and governmental organizations to reach
productive and peaceful resolutions to conflict.  She has
extensive experience in developing and delivering training that
teaches people collaboration and conflict resolution skills. She
coaches and mentors mediators-in-training.

Mediation Experience:  Catherine has been actively mediating
for the past 10 years. In addition, she believes in actively giving
back  to the communities she lives in and for the past seven
years has volunteered for Community Mediation programs in the
San Francisco Bay Area and Tucson, Arizona.

Training for Professional Development: As a lifelong learner,
Catherine seeks out opportunities for continuous learning. This
is a partial list of mediation related trainings she has completed:
Facilitating Conciliation, 1999, Toronto, Canada (16 hour course)
Community and Workplace Conflict Mediation, 2002, Palo Alto,
CA (40 hour course)
Facilitating Conciliation II, 2004, Phoenix, AZ (16 hour course)
Beyond Conflict, 2002, South San Francisco, CA (40 hour course)
Community Mediation Training, 2009, Tucson, AZ (40 hour

State of California Community Mediator, 2002

Offered Trainings: The following trainings are offered by
Catherine for organizations to increase conflict resolution skills
by managers and employees:
  • Beyond Conflict: Accountable Collaboration
  • Basic Group Facilitation Skills
  • Facilitating Challenging Groups
  • Mediation Training - Basic 40-hour Course
Professional Background: During her professional career,
Catherine has held vice-president level positions in professional
development; been a successful entrepreneur and business
owner; and for the past 10 years has been a consultant
focused on alternative dispute resolution for organizations. She
is a doctoral student in organization development.

Style of Mediation: In consultation with each of the parties
involved, Catherine chooses the mediation style most
appropriate to the situation. She finds that the facilitative and
transformative styles are highly effective in most situations.

Fees: Fees for mediation are determined on a case-by-case
basis and shared equally by both parties. Fees for training are
negotiated based on the type of training and number of people

Types of Mediation Practice:
Organization and group
Employee and workplace