Meet the Team

Marina Piscolish, Ph.D.


Marina Piscolish, Ph.D. is founder of MAPping Change, LLC, a full-service conflict, collaboration, and coaching consultancy. Her work spans sectors from education to environment, diverse clients from single agencies or organizations to multi-phased, cross-cultural, cross-sector collaborations. Working coast to coast, as well as in Hawaii and the broader Pacific, Marina is passionate about culturally competent, customized support beyond training or facilitation to enhance implementation of agreements and needed changes. Engagements result in lasting systemic and structural change. She taught for 10+ years as adjunct faculty for the University of Hawaii’s Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution. Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Marina has lived on Oʻahu since 1998.

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Jessica Velez, M.P.A.


Jessica is a mediator, facilitator, and trainer working hard to promote effective communication and deeper understanding that lead to creative, inclusive and sustainable outcomes. She is passionate about bringing conflict management, effective communication, and crucial collaboration skills to groups and individuals who want to grow through their conflicts and create lasting change. Before joining Marina at MAPping Change in the summer of 2021, Jessica was the coordinator of Delaware’s statewide the Special Education Mediation Program in the Biden School of Public Policy at the University of Delaware. She has a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, both from the University of Delaware.


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