Don Greenstein has a background in the law, negotiations, dispute resolution and management. He has over 26 years experience working with a broad spectrum of technical issues and dispute resolution processes. As a reformed lawyer his work has involved environmental, tribal, community, inter personal as well as business matters. He has worked on federal, state and local community issues. He is trained as a critical incident stress manager and supports a team of first responders from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Mr. Greenstein has acted as a public health lead facilitator for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as the Health and Human Services Administration (HHS) in the role as lead facilitator and project manager. Such work has related to stakeholder and community engagement projects. The topics have included pandemic flu planning, community control measure choices during time of a pandemic outbreak, as well as a vaccine prioritization project. Mr. Greenstein’s responsibilities have included pre-meeting planning and preparation, from convening a diverse group of participants as well as facilitating the design and vetting of all meeting agendas. He has handled all aspects of the public engagement meetings involving 100 or more people in Washington State, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and North Carolina as well as 2 stakeholder meetings involving over 200 people at each gathering. He has been the lead facilitator as well as prepared follow up action meeting summaries and organized as well as facilitated conference calls to keep participants fully engaged.
Mr. Greenstein has been involved in convening and facilitating mine scarred land projects. He is also involved in facilitating the organization of a new not-for-profit foundation and has experience working with culturally diverse organizations. Mr. Greenstein has over 15 years of federal service and has worked with a number of federal agencies including: Department of Justice, US Postal Service, US Navy, US Air Force, US EPA, US Department of Transportation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and US Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Greenstein is a passionate biker and for the past decade has biked over 1500 miles a year raising funds for cancer research. He has one daughter who is a sophomore at Ohio University and will be moving from DC to the Boston area to help Doug Thompson establish The Keystone Center’s presence in New England. He received a JD in general law and a BA in social welfare from Antioch College in Ohio and Antioch School of Law, Washington DC.