|RICHARD A. MANSBACH 7059 E. Sundown Pass
Prescott Valley, AZ 86315
(928) 642-3087 cell
EDUCATION AND HONORS
Yavapai County Community Foundation: Community Service Award for Best Practices 2013 to Boys to Men North Central Arizona
Prescott Valley AZ Chamber of Commerce: Community Service Award as Citizen of the Year 2012
UNISYS Corporate Achievement Award for Excellence
Graduate of the Professional Development Program in Education, Simon Fraser University, B.C.
BS in Business Administration, Accounting Major, University of Utah
2008 to Present FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR EMERITUS
Boys to Men Mentoring Network North Central AZ Prescott, AZ
2005 to 2008 CO-FOUNDER
Restorative Justice Community Center of Southwestern NM Silver City, NM
1997 to 2005 EDUCATOR
Elementary through High School Philadelphia, PA
1993 to 1997 COMMUNITY COWORKER Rudolf Steiner Fellowship Community Spring Valley, NY
1980 to 1993 MANAGEMENT:
Division Consultant, Process Improvement
Computer Sciences Corporation, Moorestown, NJ
Manager of Quality
Computer Sciences Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
Quality Improvement Manager
UNISYS Corporation, Research Triangle Park, NC
Manager, Education Department
Control Data Institute, Vancouver, B.C.
1974 to 1980 EDUCATOR
Elementary School Teacher Vernon, B.C.
1968 to 1973 PROGRAMMING:
B.C. Telephone, Vancouver, B.C.
IBM, Systems Development Div. Boulder, CO
1965 to 1968 OFFICER
U.S. Army Signal Corps Germany
RICHARD A. MANSBACH
FOUNDER AND DIRECTOR EMERITUS of the NORTH CENTRAL AZ CHAPTER of BOYS TO MEN MENTORING NETWORK
Established a new chapter in North Central Arizona in 2008 and subsequently implemented the program by producing ten Rites of Passage Adventure Weekends (ROPAW) of group mentoring for teenage boys within a four year period. Staffed or co-lead an additional seven ROPAWs at other chapters. Responsible for scheduling, preparing and facilitating twice monthly group mentoring activities. For the first three years volunteered over forty hours a week doing outreach, fund raising and grant writing, enrollment of volunteer mentors and boys, trainings, logistics, facilitation and coordination of other volunteers.
A 501(c)3 Board was established in 2011 followed by a Strategic Plan and funding. Empowered a Leader Team to take on major responsibilities in enrollment, group mentoring activities, and producing a ROPAW. Stepped down as Executive Director in early 2013 to foster organizational sustainability and to focus on fund raising, mentoring the new Executive Director, and "holding the space" for the organization.
BALANCED AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE EXPERIENCES
Volunteered in a variety of Balanced and Restorative Justice (BARJ) venues: volunteer mediator in North Carolina; a member of a Montgomery County (PA) Youth Aid Panel; a mediator with the Montgomery County Victim Offender Conferencing program; a speaker and facilitator in the Day of Responsibility (DOR) program for inmates at Pennsylvania prisons; an external coordinator for a DOR event as a member of the PA Prison Society; a member of the BARJ Implementation Committee of the PA Council of Chief Juvenile Probation Officers; and a facilitator in prison for the twelve week course, “Houses of Healing: A Prisoner’s Guide to Inner Power and Freedom.”
Co-founder of the Restorative Justice Community Center of Southwestern New Mexico involved in: creating a 501(c)3; lobbying state and local officials for funding; interfacing with the Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Judicial Judges and faculty of Western New Mexico University; training and implementing Circle and Community Conferencing models; facilitating circle work with middle and high school youth referred by Juvenile Probation and the schools; creating and facilitating a course for at-risk youth.
Currently volunteering to support, train and expand high school community conferencing circles utilizing peer facilitators and facilitating circles for juvenile diversion cases as part of the Prescott Area Restorative Initiative in Arizona. Facilitating "Crossing the Line" bullying awareness program in local schools.
As a Division Consultant for process improvement, provided support for division initiatives through coaching and facilitating of software and support staff Process Action Teams, delivering management training, facilitating team building and other organizational development activities, and applying accelerated learning methodology to current course material.
As Manager of Quality, created a Total Quality Management (TQM) methodology, which was applied to 1500 employees at thirty-five sites on a U.S. EPA contract. Facilitated twenty-one Quality Training Workshops, initiated and co-edited a contract newsletter to promote improved communications and acknowledgment among employees, and established and administered a Quality Award program.
As Manager of a Control Data Institute Education Department, was responsible for computer education, managing five instructors and two support personnel, and administering training to 175 students per day over three shifts.
RICHARD A. MANSBACH
Taught both a 3rd and 5th grade class in all subjects, and science for 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Created improvisational drama programs for students K through 12. As an Adjunct Professor at Western New Mexico University, taught a 400 level Counseling course based on “Houses of Healing,” using circles for student personal work in the area of emotional literacy.
Extensive experience in the use of facilitation skills. Coached a community improvisational theatre group involving teenagers through seniors, and used Playback Theatre in a workshop format with men’s groups, marriage enrichment groups, students and faculty in school settings, and with work inside prisons. Previously a member of Tucson Playback Theatre and Director of Prescott Playback Theatre.
Part of an inter-generational, collaborative, intentional community focused on the care of the aging and biodynamic farming from 1993 to 1997 with wife and children.