Board of Directors

Randy Jones Toll is currently President of the board of directors of NVMS Conflict Resolution Center. She received Virginia Supreme Court certification to mediate in 2011 and is a mediator mentor on the NVMS roster. For over 20 years, Ms. Toll held leadership positions in sales strategy and high profile projects with Marriott International, as well as a hotel industry advisor and member of the board of governors of the Association of Corporate Travel Executives. In 2012, Ms. Toll [unexpectedly] ran and sold her late husband’s large medical practice in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Subsequently, she joined Children’s National Hospital’s – Children’s Health Board where she served as Vice President of Development until 2018; she is still an associate member. Aside from her business savvy, leadership roles, and non-profit experience, Ms. Toll’s social engagement with local philanthropic entities and the political environment make her a unique asset to NVMS’ goals and objectives to grow and better serve our community.

Geoff Drucker is currently Vice-President and immediate past President of the NVMS Board of Directors.  He serves as the Senior Director of the American Health Lawyers Association’s Dispute Resolution Service and teaches mediation at the George Washington University School of Law.  Geoff presided over the transition to a new name and new Executive Director. He has also helped shape a new fundraising strategy geared toward community foundations.

Daniel Rainey, is currently Treasurer of the NVMS Board of Directors. Among other things, he is a member of the Self Represented Litigants Committee of the Virginia Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission; a Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution; a Board Member of the International Council for Online Dispute Resolution; a Board Member of the InternetBar.Org; and the Editor-In-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution.  He is a Principal in Holistic Solutions, Inc., and he teaches courses in dispute resolution for three major US Universities. Although he is not primarily an academic, he has published over 40 articles and book chapters on aspects of dispute resolution and online dispute resolution.

Eric Newton is currently Secretary of the NVMS Board of Directors. He has 7 years’ experience as a mediator and 5 years’ experience as a coach and trainer for mediators in Chicago, Illinois at the Center for Conflict Resolution. Mr. Newton is certified by the Virginia Supreme Court to mediate cases at the General District level across the state. He is also a mediator at Multi Door Dispute Resolution Division in the District of Columbia in small claims court. Eric supports the Marge Bleiweis Community Education Initiative at NVMS doing outreach and co-facilitation for conflict resolution workshops. He represented the NVMS Board of Directors in getting the Initiative off the ground in April 2018. Eric is also a Restorative Justice Facilitator.

Amelia Frenkel joined the Board of NVMS Conflict Resolution Center in July 2019. She is currently an associate at Wilkinson Walsh + Eskovitz, where she has represented clients in complex criminal and civil litigation, including pro bono litigation. Before attending law school, Amelia was a speechwriter and political communications professional; she has worked and volunteered for national, state, and local candidates and organizations, including in northern Virginia.Amelia has also served on the Board of the Arlington Montessori House. Amelia primarily assists the NMVS Conflict Resolution Center with communications and outreach support.

Linda W. Hall is a Supreme Court of Virginia certified mentor mediator.  Her company, L.HallAndCo., LLC, provides Alternative Dispute Resolution services, including mediation, arbitration, and conflict resolution and diversity training.  In addition to NVMS, she is a lead mediator in the Federal Shared Neutrals Program and a mediator for the Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division of the District of Columbia Superior Court.  Ms. Hall is a retired member of the Federal Senior Executive Service. She is a member of the Virginia Mediation Network. She is an Associate member of the American Bar Association and Dispute Resolution Section. Ms. Hall received special training in EEO matters and is Safe Zone Trained. In her role as a member of the NVMS Board of Directors, Ms. Hall advises the Restorative Justice and Community Mediation Programs.

Steve Kramer joined the Board of the NVMS Conflict Resolution Center in September, 2019. Steve offers more than 30 years of communications and program development experience in corporate, association, and non-profit sectors in Washington, DC. Most recently a communications executive serving the restaurant sector, Steve developed programming partnerships and garnered widespread awareness for priorities and initiatives of the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation, serving as the organization’s Vice President, Communications and External Affairs. Previously, he directed a business unit for the Home Builders Institute, developing training, standards, and certifications for the residential construction sector. Steve advises the NVMS Conflict Resolution Center on communications outreach and mediation and facilitation service expansion. 

Renee Reynolds is a licensed attorney in DC since 1993 and specializes in family law cases. She served as an attorney for the National District Attorney’s Association in Alexandria, Virginia and The Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect in Washington, DC. In 1997, she founded Dinner at 8, a dinner dating service in DC and Baltimore metropolitan areas and was the owner-operator for 10 years. In 2011, Renee served as the Family Intake Specialist at NVMS Conflict Resolution Center and was certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a mediator in General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. She has experience as a mediator in family, workplace, small claims and elder care cases. Currently, she is a mediator for the Colin Family Mediation Group, NVMS Conflict Resolution Center, Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, Fairfax County Court Juvenile and Domestic Relation Court and the Family Division at the MultiDoor Dispute Resolution Office. Additionally, she is an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University – Antonin Scalia Law School. As a recent NVMS Board member Renee has contributed to the Family Mediation Program and the Court-Ordered Juvenile and Domestic Relations Mediation Program.

Mara Schoeny is associate professor of conflict analysis and resolution at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (SCAR) at George Mason University. She is also Director of the School’s Graduate Certificate and Undergraduate Programs. Her current focus at SCAR is on developing curricula and training  to support constructive conflict engagement and diverse roles for those working on complex social issues. Mara teaches courses in research and evaluation methods, practice skills and field based practicums. Her research and practice interests include elicitive training, experiential learning and simulation design, appreciative inquiry in evaluation, and dialogue processes.  She is an NVMS board member, former vice-president of the Board and SCAR liaison.

Dr. Regine Talleyrand is an Associate Professor for the Counseling and Development M.ED and Ph.D. Programs in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Dr. Talleyrand’s professional, research and service interests are in studying mental and physical health disparities in Women of Color and developing culturally relevant counseling interventions for communities that have been underrepresented and underserved. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of eating disorders in African American women, multicultural social justice counseling, career counseling, advising and mentoring relationships. Her newest research and community service area has focused on exploring mental health concerns of recently immigrated undocumented youth—a population that has grown in the Northern VA area. Dr. Talleyrand also served from 2005 to 2016 as an advisor and consultant to the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, a private, non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless individuals living in the Northern Virginia area.  As a member of the NVMS Board of Directors, Regine serves as an advisor for the Bleiweis Community Education Initiative and Family Mediation.

Ronald E. Williams founded the Williams Mediation Group in 2010 upon his retirement from the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a member of the Senior Executive Service.  He is a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator in General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations, as well as Circuit Court Family. He is a mentor mediator for the Virginia Supreme Court and the Department of the Navy.  Additionally, he mediates Equal Employment Opportunity cases and workplace issues for several federal agencies. In addition to NVMS, he is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution. Ron supports the NVMS Family Mediation program.