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 11 to 15 individuals, making up four standing committees. The Board is integral to our operations. The members provide management and financial expertise, as well as 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 70 trained volunteer mediators.


Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Executive Director

Leah Berry, Director of Programs

Rachel Brauer, Manager Community & Family Mediation Services

Laurie Gardner, Bookkeeper

Sam Rodilosso, Intern

Board of Directors 

Kathy Gray, Chair

Katelyn Tkacik Sweeney, Vice Chair

James J. Denora, CFP – Treasurer

Ed Simon, Secretary

Sonya Penn, JD, Chair-Elect

Dawn Austin, JD
Kate Bohanan
Carlesa Finney
MaKayla Hanington, JD
Pam Landry
Martha Mihaly Black, Ph.D
David Jason Ross

Cocktails and Conversation Logo

October 28, 2021

AACRC 2021
Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day
Friday, Jan. 1, 2021

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 15, 2021

Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021

Independence Day
Friday, July 4, 2021 (July 2nd)

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 6, 2021

Indigenous People Day Monday, October 11, 2021

Veteran’s Day
Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Day Thursday,  Nov. 25, 2021

Christmas Eve Friday, Dec. 24, 2021

New Yea’s Eve Friday, Dec. 31, 2021