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Mentor Mediator Appointed for 2012 Volunteer Mediator Panel

Mary A. Mulligan has joined the Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s Mediator Apprenticeship Program as a mentor for the 2012 volunteer mediator panel.



Japanese Law Professor Includes Mediation Center in Research Study

On September 12, 2012, Tsuneo Niki, Professor of Law, Osaka University, Osaka , Japan spent an afternoon with mediators at the Mediation Center of Dutchess County as part of his research on Alternative Dispute Resolution in the United States.



Mediation Center Elects New Board Members

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County has elected three new  members to its board of directors. Diane Jablonski, Allan Page and Lori Nutting have been elected to their first three year terms. Ms. Jablonski retired after 37 years in management at IBM and as a consultant and director for Cap Gemini Ernst and Young. She managed organizations with responsibility for major products and offerings, including financial accountability.  Ms. Jablonski spent four years as Dutchess County Comptroller. Mr. Page founded A. Page & Associates, LLC, after a 32-year career with the CH Energy Group. During his career, Mr. Page worked in customer service, engineering, direct supervision, district and division level operating management. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Union College. Ms. Nutting is a the founder of Details by Design, a professional organization and time management firm. Ms. Nutting is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), serves on the Board and Fundraising Committee of the Council on Addiction Prevention & Education (CAPE).  She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Mount Saint Mary College.


Mediation Center Hosts Roundtable Conversation to Overcome Bullying

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More than 35 people attended the Mediation Center of Dutchess County’s roundtable,  “What are the Gaps to Overcome Bullying:  A Community Conversation,” on February 15, at Marist College.  Michael Caldwell, MD, MPH, Commissioner, D.C. Health Department, who is the honorary chair of the event greeted the group, explaining that bullying has become a public health issue that must be addressed through prevention and intervention.

Attendees discussed what barriers exist to overcoming bullying, what works to meeting the challenge and how organizations and individuals can work together effectively.  The Mediation Center hosted the event in preparation for an Anti-Bullying Walkathon and Art Show on the Walkway Over the Hudson to be held on Saturday, March 31st, registration at 8am – walk from 9am – 11am.

Jody B. Miller
Executive Director
Mediation Center of Dutchess County
Turning conflict into conversation

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