Vice president: Roni Lipton, Massachusetts
(term as vice president ends April 2013; term as director expires April 2014)
Roni is associate director of the Graduate Programs in Dispute Resolution and International Relations at the University of Massachusetts/Boston.
mediates for the Boston Bar Association's
Boston Municipal Court ADR program and frequently conducts workshops on negotiation and conflict management for business, professional, and community groups locally and internationally, including the New England Association of School Business Officers
and the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
in Abuja, Nigeria.
has written about mediation and conflict resolution for Dispute Resolution Magazine and Insights Magazine
In the private and public sectors, Roni has held a variety of positions as senior manager, negotiator, mediator, and facilitator.
educational background includes a BS in political science from Tufts University, a diploma in international relations from the London School of Economics, and an MS from Boston University's College of Communications.
has also completed advanced training with Harvard
Law Schoolâ€™s Program on Negotiation, the Center for Social Gerontology
in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
She has been a member of NE-ACR's board of directors since 2008.