Ona Ferguson is a Senior Associate at CBI, where she designs and facilitates meetings on a range of environmental and public policy issues, and on organizational and strategic planning. She specializes in helping groups work constructively together on natural resource and public policy issues.
Ona develops and teaches courses on negotiation, leadership, facilitation and communication skills for policy makers, non-profit sector staff and volunteers, and the private sector. She is currently working on a book about resolving land use disputes, and is a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
Areas of Focus
Public land use and management, public policy conflicts, voluntary collaboration, natural resource management, climate change, Superfund sites, and coastal and estuary management
- Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project
- Envisioning the Future of Coastal Management
- Cambridge Climate Congress and Dialogue
- Massachusetts Division of Ecological Restoration (DER) Strategic Planning Effort
Ona has a Masters of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she studied Land Use Law and Policy, and a B.A. from Smith College.