Wendell currently serves as a Program Management Specialist with the Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. Wendell is originally from Fort Worth, Texas, and a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan. He joined the Air Force after graduating from high school and spent twenty-two years serving in the Air Force with tours in Thailand, England, Florida and Germany. He achieved his Bachelors in Administrative Management with the University of Maryland, European Division, and his Master’s degree in Administrative Management with Bowie State University through the G.I. Bill education program. He has many interests and hobbies, including volunteering as a mediator for Conflict Resolution Center Montgomery County, District Court of MD and the Department of the Treasury, and recruiting for the Workforce Recruitment Program, a government program sponsored by the Department of Labor and Department of Defense that recruits disabled college students for government summer and permanent jobs. Wendell is also a former marathon runner, with two marathons under his belt, along with a number of 10 milers, 10ks and other races and he recently took up learning to play the piano. Wendell has been an Airbnb host since 2011 and a part-time tax preparer for the past sixteen years with H&R Block (Block Advisors). Wendell resides with his wife, Johanna, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, and they have two adult daughters, Cassandra and Sarah-Amina. Wendell and his wife travel frequently to Texas to visit his mother and family, also to Germany to visit their daughter, Sarah-Amina and his wife’s family and friends.
Ms. Swire is the founding principal of Swire Solutions, LLC a leadership consulting firm based in Bethesda with a focus on training, teambuilding, conflict resolution and executive coaching services. Her firm evaluates, designs and teaches leadership courses, facilitates large and small group strategy sessions and conducts multi-party facilitations. She served as an Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins Carey Graduate School of Business teaching negotiation and conflict resolution. Since 1989, Ms. Swire has mediated a wide variety of employment (EEOC) and family disputes for federal agencies and Prince George’s Circuit Court. She is the co- author of Anytime Coaching: Unleashing Employee Performance (published by Management Concepts, available on Amazon and Kindle). Ms. Swire is a graduate of the Georgetown University Leadership Coaching Program and a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coaching Federation since 2006. Ms. Swire is the first head of the Washington, DC local chapter of the Neuroleadership Institute. Prior to forming Swire Solutions, Ms. Swire worked as a banker at JP Morgan and as an US Government economist. Ms. Swire received her MA from the Fletcher School (Tufts/Harvard Universities) and her BA degree from Mount Holyoke College.
Brent is a director and shareholder of Dembo Jones, P.C., a mid-size CPA firm with offices in Columbia and Rockville Maryland. With more than 18 years of experience in public accounting, Brent has significant experience in conducting and reporting on audits of non-profit organizations and preparing 990 tax returns. Brent is a highly trained auditor, whose experiences include successful audits of large and small not-for-profit entities throughout the Greater Washington Metropolitan Area. Brent holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Maryland, University College and is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Brent resides in Frederick, Maryland with his wife, Jenny, and daughters Lillian and Lindsey. Brent’s favorite pastimes include watching his daughters swim and play tennis.
Nozi is a Senior Auditor at Dembo Jones, P.C., a mid-size CPA firm with offices in Columbia and Rockville Maryland. Nozi has more than 7 years of experience in public accounting, conducting and reporting on audits of both for profit and non-profit organizations and preparing corporate, individual and 990 tax returns. Nozi holds a B.S. in Economics from Ave Maria University and a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting from Loyola University, Maryland. Nozi is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and resides in Derwood. Nozi’s favorite pastimes include reading and volunteering with local charities that focus on providing services for underserved communities.
Maria is currently a junior at Thomas S. Wootton High School and it is her first year on the board. She was born in Moscow, Russia but moved to America at the age of 2, where she now lives with her parents and 2 younger brothers. She has attended 6 schools and has loved to be involved in helping and participating in community activities. Maria is very excited to be able to help the CRCMC create solutions and give back to the wonderful Montgomery County. As a people-person, Maria has started a Russian Club to teach and include others in a wonderful culture and is part of the STARS program at her school
Devi for over seventeen years has had the pleasure of working for several non-profit and public sector entities, ranging from small, grassroots nonprofits to large universities and global organizations. Her focus over the last several years has been on building and growing major gift programs. Devi graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a double major in Economics and Spanish and has her MPA from New York University. She lived in San Francisco, CA for over 14 years and moved back to her home state of Maryland in 2017. Outside of work, she loves to travel, explore the outdoors, and spend time with her dog, Daisy.
As an HR Business Partner, Certified Vipassana Meditation Teacher, Certified Mediator (NVMS) and arbitrator (DC Bar) Glendora has devoted her life to empowering people and helping them engage in communication while being creative, kind and empathetic to one another.
Her career revolves around strategic planning and analyses, engaging and consulting with management and their respective teams on multiple business and HR functions to include team building, conflict resolution, performance management, change analysis and change management, talent acquisition (Job analysis) organizational effectiveness and development to name a few of her competencies. Glendora has mediated and arbitrated a wide variety of labor, employment (EEOC Officer), and community issues/concerns. Since her retirement from DC Government Glendora has concentrated her time mediating for both the Northern Virginia Courts and the DC Courts mediating Family Cases (Divorce, Custody, Property, IPV as well as Civil Cases) and arbitrating cases for DC Bar. She is alo a proficient facilitator.
Glendora is an American University Masters Degreed professional, who has dedicated her life to being of service to her community. Her passions are swimming, traveling, candle making, making natural cold press soaps and body butters as well as teaching meditation tools and techniques. In short she is a mindful student and teacher.
Sarah serves as Special Magistrate of the Circuit Court of Montgomery County. The functions of the Special Magistrate are: management of the motions practice for civil (domestic and non-domestic) cases and manages of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. The Special Magistrate reviews a variety of motions in civil and family cases and makes recommendations for ruling. Sarah is an active participate in the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County, where she sits on the executive committee as the newsletter editor and website manager. Sarah received her Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School in 2007 and her B.S. from University of Maryland in 2004. She is admitted to practice in Maryland and the District of Columbia. Sarah is an active member of her mosque in Potomac; there, she volunteers with the Sunday School and mediates for community members. Sarah was born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Steve is the President of Resolution Matters, Inc., (RMI) an alternative dispute resolution firm specializing in family business mediation, elder mediation, collaborative law and divorce mediation. Steve has been mediating in DC, MD and US-wide for the past twenty eight years. He has served as a federal and private mediator on high stakes energy/environmental disputes, worked on renewable energy policy, mediated a collaborative operating agreement for sixteen hospital centers and community health centers in West Baltimore, and facilitated a break-up of the Maryland Latino Business Community comprised of three sub organizations. He served as president of Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation in Bethesda, MD and served on their board for sixteen years. He is currently mediating September 11 personal injury and wrongful death settlements, and working as a mediator at GWU Law School. Steve has taught dispute resolution skills to federal and private sector employees. He obtained his Juris Doctor from Antioch School of Law with advanced clinical work in prisoner’s rights and domestic relations law. Steve continued towards an LLM in government contracts law at GWU Law School and attended Harvard Law School studying advanced mediation and negotiation. Steve has also served as Chair of the Maryland State Bar Dispute Resolution Section.
A native of Washington D.C., Aileen Klein started her career in the early 1970s in the inner-city D.C. Public School system as part of the Urban Teacher Corps. She received her BA in Sociology from the University of Maryland and her MA in Elementary Childhood Education from Catholic University. After starting her own family, Aileen joined the IBM Corporation where she worked in the Federal division for 27 years before retiring.
As an active volunteer throughout the County, Aileen served on the board of the Friends of the Library, Montgomery County for the maximum term of nine years and as such was the chapter relations coordinator for the 16 Friends of the Library chapters. She is a graduate of Senior Leadership Montgomery class of 2010 and currently serves as an advisory board member to the Friends of the Library, Rockville Memorial Chapter for which she was on the executive board for 12 years. She has been a supporter of local activities, as evident in her roles as a founding member of Rockville’s Bicycle Advisory Committee, former co-chair and member of the Rockville Town Center Action Team, and member of the Buy Rockville committee. Aileen has also completed training as a Montgomery County Study Circle Facilitator, Youth Life Coach, and Mediator. She enjoys being active in local and national politics.
Aileen served two terms (three years each) on the Montgomery County Executive’s Western Montgomery County Citizen Advisory Board during which she met Ken Hartman who told the board that there was empty space in the building. That is how CRCMC ended up moving from Wheaton to its current HQ in Bethesda.
LaKiicha is a Lead Project Manager for Pacific Architect Engineers (PAE) providing litigation support to government programs in the DC area. LaKiicha has more than 20 years of experience building teams and customer relations management in the public and private sectors. Ms. Moore’s passion for advocacy is reflected in her past volunteer roles within the State of Maryland where she served as a mediator for the Alternative Dispute Resolutions Program for the District Court of Maryland-Prince George’s County. She has also volunteered with CASA of Montgomery County as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. LaKiicha is also a Notary Public for the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. LaKiicha has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Business with a Concentration in Human Resources and pursued advanced studies in Adult Education Development. Ms. Moore holds certifications in Financial Coaching, Event Planning, Mediation and Life Coaching. In all of these roles and opportunities, LaKiicha brings a passion for excellence and advocacy in all aspects of her career.
Kemi is an admin paralegal at Offit Kurman, P.A., where she assists with family law matters and guardianships. Kemi received her Master of Legal Studies degree from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law in 2017 and her B.A. from Penn State University in 2014. From 2015 to present, Kemi has earned several mediation training certificates including basic mediation, divorce mediation, restorative justice, and parenting plan mediation. Kemi has been a mediator since May 2015 and is an active volunteer mediator in Montgomery County and Washington DC She has been a volunteer with CRCMC since September 2016 and has mediated several cases at the center. She also mediates civil cases for the Montgomery County District Court in Rockville and family cases for the Multi-Door Program at the DC Superior Court. In the past, Kemi was a volunteer facilitator at the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center of Howard County, where she facilitated restorative justice dialogues with youths who were first-time offenders. She is currently in the works of starting her own mediation practice. Born and raised in Hyattsville, Maryland, Kemi now lives in North Bethesda with her boyfriend. During her spare time, she enjoys reading LOTS of books, painting, and attending dance classes.
Robby is currently a senior at Walter Johnson High School. He was born in Boston, MA, but moved to the DC area in elementary school. Ever since, he has been dancing with Citydance Conservatory at Strathmore and volunteering with the Visarts center in Rockville. Robby loves to support local members of the community, and is excited to continue this work through the Conflict Resolution Center. At school, Robby founded an environmental awareness club to generate a sense of responsibility for his school’s impact on the natural world and participates in both Spanish and Italian Honor Societies.
We are open and are still helping our community in conflict. We are offering our services via Online Video Mediation. We currently can handle custody agreements/parenting plans, business and cutomer disputes, small claims, juvenile disputes, and landlord/tenant disagreements. All of these services are free and available to any member of the Montgomery County community. If you have any referrals, they can contact the Conflict Resolution Center of Montgomery County by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 301-652-0717. .