it takes a village

The Anne Arundel Conflict Resolution Center (AACRC) began in 1993 when residents 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.

Staff and Board

AACRC currently operates with a combination of full-time and contract staff members, AmeriCorps members, and interns. Additionally, AACRC is supported largely by our Board of Directors, Volunteer mediators, and office volunteers. Our Board of Directors is comprised of 15 individuals, making up four standing committees. The Board is integral to our operations. The members provide management and financial expertise and help with program development and implementation. In addition to the volunteer assistance from the Board, we benefit from the efforts of committee volunteers, office volunteers, and a roster of more than 45 trained volunteer mediators.


Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Executive Director
Penni Walker Doyle, Director 
Morgan Richards, Manager Case Coordination
Sheila Clark-Coleman, Volunteer Coordinator
Patrick Milone, AmeriCorps
Courtney Pearson, Case Coordinator
Jessica Neill, AmeriCorps
Jazmen McIntyre, AmeriCorps
Diesha Contee, Community Navigator for The Network
Laurie Gardner, Financial Manager

Board of Directors 

Sonya Penn, JD – Chair
Kathy Gray, – Vice Chair
James J. Denora, CFP – Treasurer
Ed Simon, JD – Secretary
Dawn Austin, JD
Carlesa Finney
Lisa Grabert
Caroline Hadley
Martha Mihaly Black, Ph.D
Don Patterson
David Jason Ross
Georgia Noone-Sherrod
Kenya Sampson
Katelyn Tkacik Sweeney
Sadia White

AACRC 2023
Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Jan. 16, 2023

President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 20, 2023

Memorial Day
Monday, May 29, 2023

June 19, 2023

Independence Day
Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 4, 2023

Indigenous People Day
Monday, Oct. 9, 2023

Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 10, 2023

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2023

Christmas Eve Day
Friday, Dec. 23, 2022

Christmas Day
Monday, Dec. 25, 2023

New Year’s Day
Monday, Jan. 1, 2023