Jeanette SartainJeanette Sartain

Jeanette Sartain is committed to assisting people in improving the quality of their lives by discovering tools for achieving their own positive solutions.  Her extensive training and on-the-job experience are utilized in work that includes Mediation, Facilitation, Conflict Coaching, and Training. That work addresses issues including, but not limited to, Multiple-Party, Government, Corporate, Community, Family/Elder, and Business/Consumer.

She is experienced in Diversity and Cultural Competency, and works with clients from many different backgrounds.  Her Native American heritage provides a unique perspective in dealing with issues affecting those from varied cultures.

Jeanette believes in respect for the client and their needs; and a positive, supportive approach.

Mediator, Facilitator and Conflict Coach

Skill in Mediation models including Community, Multiple-Party, Facilitative, Interest-Based, Transformative, Elder Issues, and Victim/Offender

  • Extensive background in Violence Prevention, as an advocate, educator,
  • and trainer 
  • Program Manager, Two-Party Mediation - Sacramento Mediation Center
  • Mediator, Multiple Party Services - Sacramento Mediation Center 
  • Mediator/Facilitator - Lang and Associates, Sacramento California   

Facilitation for large and small groups

  • Session Leader for state, federal, and local government entities
  • Session Developer/Leader, California Environmental Protection Agency - public, auditorium-sized meetings on “Green Chemistry” 

Conflict Coaching customized for each client. The process can be private and one-on-one, or used in groups.  Sessions are individually designed using evaluation instruments to determine conflict styles, power bases, and immediate needs; progressing to dialogue/discussion, exercises, goal setting, and follow-up.

Trainer, Educator and Outreach Specialist

Special Consultant/ Tribal Liaison/Cultural Consultant to Executive Director, Cal/EPA Department of Toxic Substances Control

Trainer specializing in large group education and Tribal Liaison (working with 33 California Tribes), U.S. Department of Commerce

Co-Developer/Trainer – PeaceMoves: Working with Conflict, for re-entry prison inmates

Trainer -

  • Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency
  • Sacramento District Attorney Mediation Training
  • CalEPA Employee Training on Conflict Management and Problem Solving
  • Cultural Competency for Sacramento Police Early Response Teams
  • Sacramento Police, S.P.I.R.I.T. Program, aiding gang-affiliated youth
  • Victim/Offender Mediation Program for youthful offenders and their victims  


Published articles on a variety of subjects in the field of social issues and violence prevention; authored a comprehensive survey for targeting the needs of elders published in Bacchus Literary Supplement, Gato Magazine, and the San Francisco Chronicle; winner of Alpha Publishing “Poets’ Project,” San Francisco. Currently, writing books on conflict coaching and life enrichment.

Education and Affiliations

  • B.A., San Francisco State University, Communication and Psychology
  • 40-hour Certification Training, Women Escaping A Violent Environment
  • Emergency Response Certification, Marin Abused Women’s Services
  • 40-hour Cherokee History Course, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma
  • “Safe from the Start” Training, effects of trauma on children
  • Associate Chief, Kusa Nunahi Band Cherokee
  • Boardmember, Cherokees of North Central Valley
  • Basic, Integrative, and Victim Offender Mediation Skills Training
  • Member, Association for Conflict Resolution

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