April 18, 2013

Welcoming NAFCM's New Executive Director: Matthew Phillips!

Dear Members of NAFCM and friends of community mediation:

Please join me in welcoming Matt Phillips , who will officially begin as NAFCM’s Executive Director on Monday April 22nd. Matt’s most recent role was the director of the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center in Everett, Washington, where Matt grew the program budget from $300,000 to over $1 million annually. He was also the Chair-person for the Resolution Washington’s state-wide legislative committee that was involved in raising over $12 million for conflict resolution in Washington State. In addition to his entrepreneurial and innovative fundraising skills, Matt has strong member relations skills, is very knowledgeable about community mediation and has vast skills which he will utilize to serve NAFCM member needs.

The NAFCM Board of Directors is thrilled to be entering into a vibrant new phase in our development. The robust response we received to our job announcement is a testimonial to the growth of NAFCM and the relevance and value the organization has for its members. Matt is full of energy, skill and knowledge and NAFCM Board members are ready to roll up our sleeves to work with Matt advance the critical work of community mediation.

Also, please join me in thanking Justin R. Corbett for all of his vast contributions to NAFCM and to wish him well in his new endeavors.

We hope you will take a moment to welcome Matt.

Kind regards,
Karmit Bulman, on behalf of the NAFCM Board of Directors