Providing mediation and other services in Anne Arundel County
which encourage peaceful communication and conflict resolution.
“Peace in the Community”
We accomplish this by providing mediation, facilitation, and education for the peaceful resolution of conflicts to all who ask. We serve the residents of Anne Arundel County and the men and women incarcerated at the correctional facilities in Jessup, MD.
The Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center (AACRC) began in 1993 when a group of local citizens met to discuss violence and create a community-based solution. Today, the AACRC offers mediation, facilitation, and community conferencing services to individuals and groups in conflict. These services are free of charge to the residents of Anne Arundel County. We also offer training and workshops in mediation, anger management, and other conflict resolution processes.
Who We Are
Staff and Board
The AACRC is operating with four full-time employees, a part-time employee, an AmeriCorps member and four college interns. In addition to the staff, the AACRC is supported by our volunteer Board of Directors, over 30 trained volunteer mediators
and other volunteers. Our Board of Directors currently has 12 members, comprising five committees. The Board members provide administrative oversight, financial expertise and help with program development and implementation.
Board of Directors
Megan M. Jacob – President
Dr. Colby Peters, Ph.D., LCSW – Vice President
Delegate Mark S. Chang – Secretary
James J. Denora – Treasurer
Michael J. Keller
Judge Philip T. Caroom (Ret.)
Danielle Chappell, J.D.
Dr. Tia McNair, Ph.D.
Risheena Schwemle, J.D.
Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Executive Director
Lisa Lothian, Assistant Executive Director
Leah Berry, Manager, Prisoner Re-entry Program
James D. Boyle, Court Mediation Program Coordinator
Najae DeVeaux, Office Administrator
Wes Jordan, Bookkeeper
Meirveille Akoumay, Community Intern
Carlton Wourman, Community Outreach Intern
Keile Cala’, Prison Re-Entry Intern
Ilana Abraham, Intern
Donovan Breshear, Intern