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Sheryle Salzman Woodruff, MS

Senior Mediator, Trainer, Conflict Coach

CMA Co-Founder

Sheryle Woodruff has mediated and consulted for many prominent companies around the country, including union and government environments such as:  Lockheed Martin, United States Postal Service, United States Army and Navy, City of Winter Park, U.S. Department of Agriculture, ITEC, Charles Schwab and Orlando Utilities Commission.  She has helped hundreds of organizations avoid costly lawsuits, improve employee morale and work environment as well as decrease costs related to unresolved conflict.


Sheryle Woodruff is a published author and recognized expert in the field of conflict resolution.  Her articles include “Assessing Employee Conflicts” for the American Society for Training and Development, “Preventative Mediation in the Workplace”  for the Association for Conflict Resolution, "How HR can encourage a respectful workplace" and "Can't we all just get along" for Society of HR Managers. She co-wrote the book "Advanced Mediation Skills for High School Peer Mediators" published through Peace Education and "Why We Do What We Do", a workbook series for at-risk youth in alternative suspension programs.

Sheryle Woodruff received a master's degree in Alternative Dispute Resolution in 1998 and has been a certified mediator, trainer, conflict coach and employee relations consultant ever since.  She co-founded Conflict Management Associates, Inc. in 1997 for the purpose of helping organizations turn conflict into an opportunity for growth.  She specializes in workplace mediation including EEO and discrimination complaints with an emphasis on early intervention and long-term win-win resolutions. 

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Candy Fish, PhD

CMA Co-Founder


Candy Fish earned a PhD in Conflict Studies and Analysis from Nova Southeastern University.  She was extremely passionate about the field of conflict resolution.  Candy wrote and presented many workshops and she co-published Advanced Mediation Skills for High School Peer Mediators. Unfortunately, Candy lost her fight with Leukemia, but will always be remembered.

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