Mariann Hyland, JD, MSW

Board Member


Mariann Hyland, JD, MSW (she/her) is the founder of Hyland Solutions (, which provides conflict resolution, coaching and consulting services to meet the needs of workplaces and individuals in our increasingly complex, multifaceted and diverse world. After several years in private practice, focusing on labor and employment law, Mariann became a leader in operations and administration of large and complex organizations, including Oregon’s largest health sciences university, flagship undergraduate university, state bar association and one of the largest community foundations in the country. Over the course of her 24 year career as an organizational leader, Mariann provided leadership for human resources, organizational culture, diversity, equity and Inclusion (DEI), labor relations, civil rights compliance, risk management and public safety.

Mariann excels in facilitating the resolution of workplace conflict. Given her background as a bi-racial African American, and her DEI expertise, Mariann facilitates cross-cultural communication and supports parties in addressing intent and impact while enhancing working relationships. Her restorative approach to conflict resolution promotes healing, trust and empathy. Mariann is a holistic, systems thinker, who is skilled in providing policy and strategic direction for advancing DEI and in coaching leaders as they navigate conflict and change. She helps organizations maximize human capital, develop inclusive, innovative cultures, and manage risk in ways that promote growth and resilience.

As a life-long learner, Mariann earned a JD from the University of Oregon School of Law, an MSW from Portland State University, and a BS from the University of Oregon. She also completed a two-year interprofessional ethics fellowship program at Oregon Health & Sciences University, and she is enrolled in an International Coach Federation accredited program through the College of Executive Coaching.

Mariann has served on many nonprofit boards and is on the board of trustees for the University of Western States, where she is a member of the governance, academic affairs and audit committees and serves as the chair of the DEI committee. Also, she is a member of the Oregon Supreme Court Council of Fairness and Inclusion, the Oregon State Bar Labor & Employment Section Executive Committee and the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility Prison Advisory Committee.