Ronnie Rosenbaum, 

Counties served: Denver, Boulder, Jefferson

Collaborative Divorce Facilitator, Family/Elder Mediator, and Facilitator of Community Conversations



Rosenbaum Associates

Golden, CO

303-278-3030   Fax: 720-310-1107

About ME

As a collaborative divorce facilitator, mediator, parenting coordinator and conflict/communications coach, Ronnie assists families in the resolution of issues related to divorce, parenting, estate planning and distribution, and aging. With degrees in psychology (undergraduate) and health administration/community health (graduate), and long-time experience providing services to multi-generational families going through transitions, Ronnie understands the dynamics of families and the developmental needs of children, ranging from newborns to adolescents.

She was recognized by Jefferson County Mediation Services as their Divorce and Parenting Mediator of the Year for 2007, is qualified by the Mediation Association of Colorado as a Professional Mediator, and has been trained in Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg. From 2008-2011, Ronnie was the executive director of VORP of Denver, a nonprofit agency providing restorative justice and conflict resolution services, and was a member of the Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee, 2012-2016, appointed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Colorado. She completed three years serving on the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals Practice Group Development Committee, was the co-chair of Rocky Mountain Collaborative Law Professionals, and in 2016 was the President of the Board of the Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals.

Ronnie has lived in a cohousing community in Golden, Colorado since 1997 and is a resource for other intentional communities. She is a frequent presenter, and provides consultation and facilitation about a variety of topics, such as developing inclusive yet efficient processes, decision-making, managing conflict, and improving communication.

Through her professional and personal endeavors, Ronnie is able to actualize her commitment to being a peacemaker.


  • University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado, M.S. Health Administration

  • Adelphi University, Garden City, New York, B.A. Psychology


  • Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education, Mediation Coach, 2008-present

  • Colorado Bar Association, Joint Committee of Dispute Resolution, Elder Law, and Trust and Estate Sections, Member, 2008-2015

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, Member, 2009-present, Vice-President, 2015; President 2016

  • Colorado Council of Restorative Justice Directors, Member, 2008-2011

  • Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution Advisory Committee, four year appointment in 2012 by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justices

  • Colorado Philanthropic Advisors Network Board of Directors, 2010-2013

  • Denver Probate Court, Volunteer Mediator, 2010-present

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member, 2010-present

  • Jefferson County Mediation Services, Volunteer Mediator, 2007-present; selected as Divorce and Parenting Mediator of the Year for 2007

  • Mediation Association of Colorado, Professional Mediator, 2009-present

  • Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Council, Member, 2009-2017

  • Rocky Mountain Collaborative Practice Group, Member, 2010-present

  • Turelli Foundation, Volunteer Panelist, 2015-present


  • Getting to the Heart of Conflict: Seminar for Advanced Conflict Specialists, Bernie Mayer, (5 hours), 2018

  • Excellence in Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Strengthening Your Collaborative Skills, Linda Solomon, 2017

  • 11th Rocky Mountain Retreat: The Influence of our Relationships with Time and Listening (2 day), with G. Daniel Bowling, 2017; attendee and co-planner

  • LGBTQ Issues and Challenges, (1 day) Colorado Bar Association, 2017

  • 10th Rocky Mountain Retreat: How Conflict Professionals Can Use Self-Reflection (2 day), with Gary Friedman, 2016; attendee and co-planner

  • Mediating Domestic Relations Cases in Colorado Courts (1 day), Colorado Office of Dispute Resolution, 2016

  • 9th Rocky Mountain Retreat: Transforming the Conflict Practitioner (2 day), with David Hoffman and Rachel Wohl, 2015; attendee and co-planner

  • Advanced Elder Law Institute, (2 day), Colorado Bar Association, 2015

  • Spontaneous Conflict in Negotiations, (2 day), Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, 2014

  • Mediation-Arbitration in Family Cases, (1 day) Christine Coates, 2014

  • Strengthening Your Collaborative Skills, (2 day), 2013 and Deepening Our Skills in Collaborative Practice, (3 day), 2014, Linda Solomon

  • Family Law Mediation Training, Colorado Bar Association CLE, (3 days), 2012, attendee and coaching coordinator

  • Conflict Coaching: A Three-Day Basic Training, Robin Amadei, 2011

  • Becoming A Full-Time Collaborative Peacemaker: Three-Day “Master Class”with Pauline H. Tesler and Forrest S. Mosten, 2011, Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals

  • Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals Level 1 and Level 2 Training, 2009

  • Team Decision Making Facilitation, (30 hours), Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2009

  • Comprehensive Training for Parenting Coordinators and Decision-Makers (2 days), Christine Coates and Betsy Barbour Duvall, 2008

  • Mediation Training-Theory and Practice (40 hours), Judy Mares-Dixon, 2007

  • National Coalition Building Institute (2 days): Creating Inter-Group Dialogue, 2007

  • Restorative Justice and Conflict Mediation Training (3 days), Denver Public Schools, 2007

  • Non-Violent Communication Workshop (2 days), Marshall Rosenberg, 2004

  • Basic Mediation Training (40 hours), Joseph Grantham for the Colorado

  • Department of Human Services Paternity Establishment Division, 2001

  • Denver Community Leadership Forum, year-long private/public sector networking and leadership development, 1990

Presentations Given

  • Colorado Alternative Dispute Resolution Conferences. Workshop topics: Restorative Justice, The Team in Collaborative Divorce, Applying Restorative Justice Principles to Family Mediation, and Elder Mediation; 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2015

  • Colorado Collaborative Divorce Professionals, member of faculty at five level one training programs in Denver, Glenwood Springs, and Durango; 2015, 2016, and 2017

  • Cohousing Association of the U.S. Conferences. Workshop topics: Managing and Resolving Conflict, Community Engagement, and Aging in Multigenerational Cohousing; Utah, Tennesee and Colorado; 2016, 2017, and 2018