Kathy Rockefeller, Director
Ms. Rockefeller serves as Director of the Community Mediation and Restorative Dialogue Programs at MCRC. A member of the Maryland State Bar Association since 1991, Ms. Rockefeller joined the MCRC staff seven years ago as Program Coordinator. Prior to that, she volunteered for the center by mediating cases, as well as by helping to shape the center's referral partnership with the Howard County District Court. As Director, she works to build and maintain relationships between MCRC and its community partners, guides the community mediation and restorative dialogue services and policies, and oversees the implementation of HCC's AA Degree in Conflict Resolution.
Ms. Rockefeller resides in Ellicott City with her husband and three daughters.
You may contact Ms. Rockefeller directly by phone 443-518-4360 or by email KathyRockefeller@howardcc.edu.
Dennis Gilbert, Program Coordinator
Mr. Gilbert has a BA in Economics and a MBA in Computer Methodology. He has over 30 years experience working in both the private and public sectors as a computer scientist, IT consultant, and team member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Program. His vast professional experience includes work as a trainer of the Alternatives to Violence Program and as an activist in countering sexism and sex role stereotyping. In 2007, after 15 years as a volunteer mediator with our center, Mr. Gilbert joined the staff in a grant position designed to study how best to promote MCRC's services to the HCC campus community. In 2008, he accepted his current position as Program Coordinator and, as such, oversees the intake and management of all MCRC cases, as well as coordinates its diverse and extensive group of volunteer mediators.
Mr. Gilbert's talents and peaceful nature also find a home in the arts where, for the past decade and continuing, he is a professional art and nature photographer.
Maria Harrison, Training Coordinator, Case Manager, Restorative Dialogue Grant Coordinator
Ms. Harrison handles the training and case management for community mediation, re-entry mediation, training and coaching practice and coaching sessions for mediators at MCRC. After a 20-year career in corporate management sales and operations, she decided to volunteer her services as a mediator for restorative reflections, restorative dialogues, community, re-entry, and MHIC mediation cases. Maria joined the staff of MCRC in 2010 serving as the Restorative Grants Dialogue Coordinator providing coordination for all initiatives, projects, special events, and programs for Restorative Justice related areas.
Maria has a passion for making a difference in the lives of our juveniles and overall community.
You may contact Ms. Harrison directly by phone, 410-518-4651, or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.