it takes a village

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.

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.

Board of Directors 

S. Colby Peters, Ph.D, LCSW – President

Andre Dillard*

Danielle Chappell, JD – Secretary

James J. Denora – Treasurer

Kate Bohanon

Delegate Mark S. Chang*

Bill Davidson

MaKayla Hanington, JD

Megan M. Jacob*

Tia McNair, Ed.D

Phil Reynolds* *term ends December 31, 2019

Newly Appointed (2020)

Pam Landry

Kathy Gray

Marsha Clarke, JD

Kristin Chappell

Martha Mihaly Black, Ph.D

Sonya Penn, JD

Edward Simon, JD

Katelyn Tkacik


Georgia Noone-Sherrod, Executive Director

Leah Berry, Manager Prisoner Re-Entry Program

David Foster, Education Coordinator

Elisa DeVeaux, Volunteer Coordinator 

Rachel Brauer, Community & Family Coordinator 

Wes Jordan, Financial Manager

Laurie Gardner, Bookkeeper

Kyle Hill, Re-Entry AmeriCorps Member

Tyler Adams, Re-Entry AmeriCorps Member

Graduate Intern –Open

Morgan Richards, College Intern 

Donovan Brashear, High School Intern

more than

AACRC 2019
Holiday Schedule

New Year’s Day
Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019

Martin Luther King Day
Monday, Jan. 21, 2019

President’s Day
Monday, Feb. 18, 2019

Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2019

Independence Day
Thursday, July 4, 2019

Labor Day
Monday, Sept. 2, 2019

Veteran’s Day
Monday, November 11, 2019

Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, Nov, 28 and Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Christmas Day
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019