Please reach out to if you are interested in serving on a committee.

Budget & Finance Committee

The Finance & Budget Committee oversees the finances of VMN.

Chair: Joseph Boinsineau

Bylaws & Legislative Committee

The Bylaws & Legislative Committee oversees updates to the bylaws, and tracks Virginia legislative developments.  It keeps the membership regularly informed of new laws relating to mediation. Specifically, it tracks newly proposed bills as they make their way through the Virginia General Assembly, and reports to VMN members on the status of such legislation.

Co-Chairs: John Cook & Steven M. Garver

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee handles all matters that relate to communicating with members, stakeholders and others. This committee oversees newsletters, official communications, social media platforms, online presence and contact with the media.

Chair:  Ayçe Bükülmeyen Özerdem

Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee plans and provides intellectually stimulating and practice-based educational and networking programs to exchange information on a broad spectrum of mediation and ADR issues and related topics.

Chair: Pam Struss

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Accessibility Committee

The Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) Committee is a standing committee with a focus on developing VMN's DEIA strategy. 

Chair:  Jacqueline Font-Guzmán

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee focuses on increasing VMN membership and ensuring the satisfaction of current members.  The committee identifies product and service discounts exclusively for members and finds ways for VMN members to leverage the VMN brand in marketing their practices.

Chair: Christine Poulson

Nominating Committee

The Nominations Committee nominates candidates for vacant board positions.

Chair: Pam Struss

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee furthers the work of VMN by educating the general public, business community, and Bar about mediation, and by providing mediation and services referrals to senior citizens, and coordinating the efforts of VMN with other organizations and events through collaboration.

Chair: Doug Spoors

Scholars & Young Professionals Sector

The Scholars and Young Professionals Sector was created to assist members pursuing higher education and recent graduates (3 years or newer) who are entering the ADR field with career advancement.

Chair: Pam Struss

Webinars Committee

The Webinars Committee plans and provides intellectually stimulating and practice-based educational webinars throughout the year.  

Chair: Lisa Brook

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