Karis Johnston

Karis is a Director at Kearns & West with extensive experience in stakeholder engagement, conflict transformation, and collaborative process design. She has applied human-centered design, appreciative inquiry facilitation, and restorative practices in the conservation and technology sectors throughout California, aligning people processes of organizations to their mission. Her background includes working with public, private, nonprofit, and community stakeholders to solve complex issues, gain new perspectives, establish new pathways for collaboration, and build strong resilient working partnerships. With deep listening, she guides groups through contention and toward a shared vision.