About WCMS

Winning CM Strategies Company Profile

Who We Are

 Winning CM Strategies (WCMS) is owned and operated by the company’s founder and CEO, Janie Winning.  Janie is formally trained in negotiations and alternative dispute resolution out of the University of Pepperdine, School of Law, Straus Institute.  

WCMS is a woman-owned micro-business with an intentional commitment to diversity and inclusion. We believe that diverse, interdisciplinary teams foster creativity, commitment, and high performance. We excel at enabling project teams to create their own culture where authentic conversations flow in the pursuit of a common goal: successful, claim-free, and on-time delivery of construction projects.

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Winning CM Strategies is focused on programs and teams with large multi-faceted stakeholder groups. The goal is to work with teams to develop repeatable processes and procedures which integrate dispute resolution practices into construction workflows, processes, and contracting agreements. The outcome nurtures healthy business relationships and practices which directly influence the organization's bottom line.


Experience as a key contributor on construction projects yields an in-depth understanding of the design process, the build, the disciplines, and the interrelationships. Ms. Winning is formally trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She uses proven techniques to facilitate successful conversations between the stakeholders and project teams, resulting in savings to the project bottom line.

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Janie Winning, MDR

Owner / CEO of Winning CM Strategies
MC3 — Certified Mediator

Janie Winning, CEO of Winning CM Strategies, has over 30 years of experience within the Department of Defense and Construction Industries. She provides executive advisement and project-neutral services in the construction industry. She is successful in facilitating a collaborative approach to scheduling, strategic planning, and claims avoidance on mega-construction programs.

Ms. Winning supports Programs and Project Teams as they integrate dispute resolution practices into construction workflows, processes, and contracting agreements. She is an expert at harnessing collective intelligence in collaborative settings and driving toward continuous improvement. Ms. Winning is a Mediator / Arbitrator Panelist for the AAA. 

On the weekends, Ms. Winning loves hiking in National and State Parks, cooking and making memories with family and friends. 


SB (micro), SB-PW, WBENC, WOSB

Mediator/Arbitrator AAA Panelist – Construction Division

Early Dispute Resolution, Early Dispute Resolution Institute (2021)

Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (DRBF), A&P, 2023

MC3 – Certified Mediator

Restorative Justice Circles

Restorative Justice Conferencing

Mediation and Advanced Mediation Training – Ken Cloke

Primavera Enterprise Specialist (Advanced) 


Masters of Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University MDR 2021

Business Administration (Emphasis: Finance, Marketing) B.A. 1990 Cedarville University, Cedarville, Ohio


Secretary of the Executive Board for MC3

American Bar Association: Construction / Dispute Resolution Forums

Sacramento Bar Association: Construction / Dispute Resolution Forums

Mediate.com – Premium Mediator

Project Management Institute – Silicon Valley Chapter

Sasha Jayewardene, MDR, MLS


Sasha Jayewardene is best in class and is a natural selection for Conflict Management as it relates to Human Interaction with Technology, Trauma and Veteran Catastrophic Experience PTSD. She is a Marine War Veteran with proven leadership with attention to detail in facilitative conversations with individuals to large organizational groups. She moves with grace and agility, adapting to dynamic work environments seamlessly.

Ms. Jayewardene has extensive experience working with the juvenile and criminal courts, victim advocacy, and individuals with disabilities. She synthesizes her effective communication skills and adamant emotional intelligence in mediating and assisting parties in understanding the decision-making processes. She confidently conveys triggering topics in a tactful and diplomatic way that is highly informative and memorable for all.

A creative soul, Sasha loves painting and teaching art classes, paddle boarding, and traveling around the world. She’s a lifelong learner and enjoys trying everything from Jiu Jitsu, to cooking, reading books and volunteering. 


Statistics and R Certifiaction (2021)

Data Science R Basics (2021)

Women’s Negotiation Academy (2020)

Professinal Grant Writing Certificate (2020) 

101 Facilitating the Grieving Process (2020) 

102 Continuing the Healing (2020) 

Defense Investigation Seminar (2019) 

Social Media Investigations (2020) 

DITA IV (2019) 


Masters in Legal Studies 2021 – Pepperdine University

Masters in Dispute Resolution 2020 – Pepperdine University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology 2017 – Arizona State University

Associates of Arts in Behavioral Development 2009 – Moorpark College


International Ombudsman Association – Member (2020-Present)

Southern California Mediation Association – Member (2020-Present)

Women in CyberSecurity (WiCyS) – Member (2020 – Present)

Rebecca Peters-Marinella, RN

Legal Nurse Consultant

Rebecca Peters-Marinella is a Registered Nurse with 31 years of experience dedicated to the competent and compassionate care of every patient and family member. Ms. Peters-Marinella advises and provides consultations on clinical analysis and evaluations and facilitates the development of solid treatment plans such as, but not limited to medication administration, diabetic management, triage, and outpatient procedures for organizations.

She has a proven track record in data management and extraction and is certified in HEDIS and QAQI. She will leverage her expertise for your team for effective collaboration on multidisciplinary medical teams and stellar patient and family relations.

Ms. Peters-Marinella is an excellent communicator with superior training and leadership abilities. She can mediate and lead small or large focus groups as she has the unique ability to analyze detailed information quickly and identify common denominators leading forward toward a resolution.


Explaining HPA Standards for Quality Improvement (QI) – NCQA (2021)

HEDIS – NCQA (2021)

BLS/AED for Healthcare Providers – American Heart Association (2014 – Present)

Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) – Association of Rehabilitation Nurses

Bachelor of Science (BS), RN 1988 – Cedarville University