Meet Our Facilitators

Presently, Next Generation has trained 48 current or former legislators as Facilitators to lead Workshops and be civility ambassadors in their state. Read more about each Facilitator here and contact Next Generation to join the next Facilitator Training!

Next Generation Co-Chairs

National Network Co-Chair

Denise Driehaus (D-OH)

Former Representative and current Hamilton County Commissioner

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Roger Katz
National Network Co-Chair

Roger Katz (R-ME)

Former Senator and current Attorney

Active Facilitators

JeniArndt
Colorado State Representative

Jeni Arndt

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Elaine Bowers
Kansas State Senator

Elaine Bowers

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Terry Hayes
Former Maine State Representative, Former Maine Treasurer

Terry Hayes

Trained Facilitator since 2013
Stephanie Howse
Ohio State Representative

Stephanie Howse

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Rosie Berger
Former Wyoming State Representative

Rosie Berger

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Sam Hunt
Washington State Senator

Sam Hunt

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Marc Miller
Wisconsin State Representative

Mark Miller

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Tom Niehaus
Former Ohio Senate President

Tom Niehaus

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Frank LaRose
Former Ohio State Senator, current Ohio Secretary of State

Frank LaRose

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Matt Pouliot
Maine State Representative

Matt Pouliot

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Fred Strahorn
Ohio State Representative

Fred Strahorn

Trained Facilitator since 2019
Chuck Winder
Idaho State Representative, Assistant Majority Leader

Chuck Winder

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Mike Mrowicki
Vermont State Representative

Mike Mrowicki

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Kim Norton
Former Minnesota State Representative and Current Mayor of Rochester

Kim Norton

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Kelley Packer
Former Idaho State Representative

Kelley Packer

Trained Facilitator since 2016
John Unger
West Virginia State Senator

John Unger

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Sharon Wylie
Washington State Representative

Sharon Wylie

Trained Facilitator since 2014
Melissa Wintrow
Idaho State Representative

Melissa Wintrow

Trained Facilitator since 2015
Hans Zeiger
Washington State Senator

Hans Zeiger

Trained Facilitator since 2014
JoAnn Ward
Former Minnesota State Representative

JoAnn Ward

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Trained Facilitators

Scott Bedke
Idaho Speaker of the House

Scott Bedke

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Connie Bernardy
Minnesota State Representative

Connie Bernardy

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Beth Beskin
Georgia State Representative

Beth Beskin

Trained Facilitator since 2016

Toni Boucher
Former Connecticut State Representative

Toni Boucher

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Joyce Chandler
Georgia State Representative

Joyce Chandler

Trained Facilitator since 2016

Pam Delissio
Pennsylvania State Representative

Pam Delissio

Trained Facilitator since 2014

Nancy Garland
Former Ohio State Representative

Nancy Garland

Trained Facilitator since 2014

Jon Hardister
North Carolina House Majority Whip

Jon Hardister

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Beth Harwell
Former Tennessee Speaker of the House

Beth Harwell

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Kathy Hawken
Former North Dakota State Representative

Kathy Hawken

Trained Facilitator since 2016

Jeff Hickman
Former Oklahoma Speaker of the House

Jeff Hickman

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Doug Hunt
Former Indiana State Representative

Doug Hunt

Trained Facilitator since 2014

Kristin Jacobs
Florida State Representative

Kristin Jacobs

Trained Facilitator since 2016

Helene Keeley
Former Delaware State Representative

Helene Keeley

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Greg Leding
Arkansas State Representative

Greg Leding

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Garrett Mason
Former Maine State Senator

Garrett Mason

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Heath Mello
Former Nebraska State Senator

Heath Mello

Trained Facilitator since 2014

Dan Pabon
Colorado State Representative

Dan Pabon

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Ann Pugh
Vermont State Representative

Ann Pugh

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Phil Spagnuolo
Former New Hampshire State Representative

Phil Spagnuolo

Trained Facilitator since 2019

Jerry Stebelton
Former Ohio State Representative

Jerry Stebelton

Trained Facilitator since 2015

David Steil
Former Pennsylvania State Representative

David Steil

Trained Facilitator since 2015

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Former Minnesota State Representative

Nick Zerwas

Trained Facilitator since 2015

Next Generation holds a Facilitator Training for 12 state lawmakers at a time to become trained Facilitators for Next Generation’s Building Trust through Civil Discourse workshops. The 2-and-a-half-day training is provided at no cost to participants so long as they sign the Facilitator Agreement Contract.