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Janet Walden

President & CEO / Center for Collaborative Solutions

Janet is our founding President and CEO. Commenting on her work, Janet says, "I have a passion for collaboration and partnership, and leading CCS is a great place to put this passion into productive action!" Janet's earliest vocation was social work, which led to a career in labor relations, culminating in her appointment to positions as regional director and division chief with the California Public Employment Relations Board. Janet left state government in 1991 to start CCS (then named CFIER) to continue and expand a groundbreaking labor-management cooperation initiative in the public education arena, which was losing government support. Janet has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Welfare from California State University, Long Beach.