Ellen Kandell

Ellen Kandell

Ellen Kandell

Email Address ek@alternativeresolutions.net



Position or Title President

Professional Biography Ellen Kandell has been President of Alternative Resolutions, LLC since its founding in 1999.  She provides mediation, facilitation, dispute design and training services. With over 30  years of legal experience  in litigation, legislation, regulatory compliance and public policy Ms. Kandell has a practical understanding of  public policy decision making at different levels of government.   In her tenure at  EPA Ms. Kandell worked on issues under Superfund, RCRA, the Endangered Species Act, the Clean Water Act, the Federal Advisory Committee Act and the Administrative and Alternative Dispute Resolution Acts.   She facilitated a policy dialogue for the DHS which resulted in consensus decisions for a proposed Center for Crop  Biosecurity.   She has expertise in business, employment, environmental, public policy and workers compensation cases and has mediated over 400 cases.  As City Solicitor for Philadelphia she prosecuted and defended Clean Air and Solid Waste Disposal Act  violations.  She also arbitrates commercial cases.  She has conducted facilitation training for Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources, served as ombudsman for the Space Telescope Science Institute and is featured on a mediation training DVD produced by Maryland MACRO.  She has conducted basic and advanced negotiation and mediation training for Circuit and Administrative Judges in Maryland and has designed dispute resolution procedures for academic and business organizations.  

Address Line 1 8701 Georgia Ave. Suite 713

City Silver Spring

State Maryland

Zip 20910

Phone 301-588-5390

Fax 703-376-5939

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 8

ECR Services Provided

Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortCheseapeake Bay Tributary Team facilitation2010
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Policy DialoguesNational Center Crop Biosecurity2003
Conflict/Situation AssessmentNibco1996
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationBush Valley Superfund Allocation1996

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Water QualityCheseapeake Bay Tributary Team facilitation2010
Land Use, Growth Management, Sustainable DevelopmentChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Watershed Management and/or PlanningChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Agricultural issuesNational Center Crop Biosecurity2003
Solid or Hazardous Waste issuesNo Action Assurance Policy1997
SuperfundBush Valley Superfund Allocation1996
Allocation of Liability for DamagesBush Valley Superfund Allocation1996
Environmental Enforcement and PermittingRCRA Corrective Action Order1993

Type of Public Decision

Compliance and enforcement actionChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Policy developmentNational Center Crop Biosecurity2003
Implementation/monitoring agreementsBush Valley Superfund Allocation1996

Case Size

Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsCheseapeake Bay Tributary Team facilitation2010
Cases involving more than 60 participantsChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsNational Center Crop Biosecurity2003
Cases involving u00a03 or fewer participantsNibco1996

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

National or regionally significant casesChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
StateCheseapeake Bay Tributary Team facilitation2010
Multi-jurisdictionalBush Valley Superfund Allocation1996

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsChesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)National Center Crop Biosecurity2003
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Chesapeake Bay: Enhancing Ag. Conservation facilitation2010

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