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, Case Coordinator

Sheila Clark-Coleman, Volunteer Coordinator

Valarie Lilly, Case Coordinator

Courtney Pearson, Case Coordinator

Jessica Neill, AmeriCorps

Jazmen McIntyre, AmeriCorps

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

Volunteer Appreciation Event Logo

October 13, 2022

AACRC 2022
Holiday Schedule

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 21, 2022

Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2022

Independence Day Monday, July 4, 2022

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 5, 2022

Indigenous People Day

Monday, October 10, 2022

Veteran’s Day
Friday, November 11, 2022

Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 24, 2022

Christmas Eve Day Friday, Dec. 23, 2022

Christmas Day, Monday, Dec. 25, 2022

New Year’s Eve Eve Friday, Dec. 30, 2022