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Special Education and Early Intervention Mediation for Parents and Schools

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County is offering Special Education and Early Intervention Mediation as a resource for parents and schools to discuss a child’s educational services including an Individual Education Plan (IEP).



Mediation Center to hold Anti Bullying Youth Summit

The Mediation Center of Dutchess County will hold its Anti-Bullying Youth Summit on November 2, 2012 from 8:00 to 2:30 in Poughkeepsie.



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.