Community Mediation Maryland’s vision is for every Maryland citizen to have awareness of and access to an affordable, high quality community mediation service. CMM advances community mediation in Maryland through educating the public, training, networking, research and creating new centers.
2011's Gala was a wonderful celebration of Community Mediation Maryland's work in the past year! Take a few minutes to remember the fun times you had....or to see what you missed. If you missed it, you'll see that it's an event you will NOT want to miss next year!
Congratulations to the mediators who were awarded, "Volunteer of the Year" at their local centers! Lorig Charkoudian Executive Director, took a smile break with each award winner.
The Maryland Judiciary Family Administration received the Commitment to Collaborative Conflict Resolution Award at the Community Mediation Maryland Annual Gala. Several individuals from local courts received an honor for their role in supporting the partnership between the family courts and community mediation centers to ensure that low income individuals have access to high quality mediation services for their custody and visitation conflicts. The Award was accepted by Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, Executive Director of the Department of Family Administration.
In her remarks to the gathering, Lorig Charkoudian, Executive Director of Community Mediation Maryland, highlighted the on-going commitment the Maryland Judiciary and the Department of Family Administration have shown to promoting mediation for families.
Several individuals received the “Making it Happen” certificates of appreciation, including:
St. Mary’s County Circuit Judge Karen Abrams
Kent County Circuit Judge Paul M. Bowman
Frederick County Circuit Judge G. Edward Dwyer
Talbot County Circuit Judge Broughton M. Earnest
Carroll County Circuit Judge Michael M. Galloway
Caroline County Circuit Judge Karen Murphy Jensen
Queen Anne’s County Circuit Judge Thomas G. Ross
Prince George’s County Circuit Judge Cathy Hollenberg Serrette
Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge J. Michael Wachs
Dorchester County Circuit Judge Brett W. Wilson
Talbot County Circuit Court Master Jamie Adkins
Caroline County Circuit Court Master Joanne Asparagus
Jenny Bern, alternative dispute resolution coordinator for the Frederick County Circuit Court
John Cambardella, family services coordinator for the Caroline County Circuit Court
Jennifer Cassell, Anne Arundel County Family Law Administrator
Robin Derwin, associate director of the family services division for the Prince George’s County Circuit Court
Linda Grove, family services coordinator
Blanche Harris of the Department of Family Administration
JoAnne Kreider, mediation coordinator
B. Lynn Macpherson, family services coordinator for the Frederick County Circuit Court
Lynn Miller, domestic violence clinician and court mediator for the Prince George’s County Circuit Court
Frederick Country Circuit Court Master Julie Minnerand
Barbara Mitchell, family services coordinator for the Talbot County Circuit Court
Carroll County Circuit Court Master Jeffrey Moffatt
Lionel Moore, director of the family services division for the Prince George’s County Circuit Court
Queen Anne’s County Circuit Court Master Patrick Palmer
Frederick County Circuit Court Master Richard Sandy
Rebecca K. Taylor, family services coordinator for the Kent County Circuit Court
Powel Welliver, family law administrator
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