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Mediation Center holds Volunteer Mediator Appreciation and Graduation

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County held its annual Mediator Appreciation and Graduation on June 1 at Bowdoin Park.  Volunteer mediators who completed their apprenticeship received their certificates from Hon. Jonah Triebwasser, Justice, Village/Town of Red Hook and Mentor Mediators, Barbra Cockerham and Mary Mulligan.  

Mediators who were certified include Claudia Abbot Barish, Deirdre Burns,Susan Cary, Brian Coswell, Bernard Daisley, Jennifer Guzzardi, Love Kumayi, JenniferO’Neill Brennan, Elyse Reisenauer, Miesha Rodriguez and Sophia Wallach. Mediators recognized for years of service included Dr. Karen Blonder, 10 years, Beth Fargis-Lancaster, 15 years and Bob Grossman, with 20 years.  Mediators Judy Roenick and Lynne Martin received special recognition for their work assisting with other Mediation Center programs.  More than 35 volunteer mediators actively serve on the Mediation Center’s roster, mediating business, family, agricultural, special education, and organizational/workplace disputes.  For more information about services, contact the Mediation Center at 845-471-7213.