In 2001, Trisha became a member of the Center as a Volunteer Mediator. Her professional career started in 2003 when she began developing expertise as a conflict intervention practitioner. Trisha has been training volunteer mediators since 2007, including the initial trainings as well as skills building and continuing education sessions. She also serves on the volunteer team, where she helps figure out and apply best practices to engage and retain our volunteer mediators.
Trisha also manages the parenting time program, helping unmarried parents figure out how to parent while no longer together. In addition to the Mediation Center's program, she also heads up the parenting time project with Montgomery County's Child Support Enforcement Agency, which enables parents to have access to mediations on the spot while they are visiting CSEA for their child support hearings. In addition to training and programming, Trisha also helps with team-building projects by helping organizations learn how to communicate better.
Trisha is a Certified Transformative Mediator™ with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation, Inc. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Indiana University East, Richmond, IN.