Jeannette P. Twomey is an experienced mediator, consultant, facilitator, and trainer in the field of conflict management and resolution. She has provided alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services since 1992, focusing on workplace, family, and elder issues. She has been certified since 1993 by the Judicial Council of Virginia to mediate court-referred cases and to deliver training required for the court system’s mediator certification program.
Ms. Twomey has provided training and facilitation to private organizations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of the Air Force, the U.S. Department of the Navy, the U.S. Department of Interior, the Federal Aviation Administration, and Fairfax County’s Department of Human Services.
She has successfully mediated and facilitated resolution in hundreds of two party and multi-party disputes. Ms. Twomey participated in the EEOC Washington Field Office’s pilot mediation program in the early 1990’s and has mediated EEO and workplace disputes for government agencies including The Corporation for National Service, The Central Intelligence Agency, The National Science Foundation, The World Bank, and the Washington Metropolitan Airports Authority. She also serves on the rosters of General District and Circuit Court mediation programs in Arlington and Fairfax Counties.
Ms. Twomey has been a leader in the dispute resolution field, serving on governing boards of ADR organizations in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. She regularly trains mediators in ethics and professional responsibility. She was named 2014 Distinguished Mediator by the Virginia Mediation Network and Mediator of the Year by Northern Virginia Mediation Service in 1994. Ms. Twomey is a Mentor Mediator for the Virginia’s Mediator Certification Program and an appointed member of the Advisory Council for the Virginia Supreme Court’s Division of Dispute Resolution Services (Term ends in 2014).
She was instrumental in designing the mediation program for Arlington County’s General District Court and has partnered with George Mason University’s Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution to design and deliver training and facilitation services to public and private clients.
Ms. Twomey served as President of Northern Virginia Mediation Service from 1996-1999. She is a member of the Virginia Mediation Network, the Association for Conflict Resolution, and the Virginia State Bar. She is an adjunct professor, teaching negotiation and mediation, at the American University’s Washington College of Law.
Degrees & Universities
- J.D., American University Washington College of Law 1979