About Us

FairField Center builds peace in our communities through our work in Conflict Resolution, Communication Training, Business Services, Restorative Justice and Civic Engagement initiatives.

Anyone is eligible for services, training or participation. The Center works with a sliding-scale and pro bono fee structure. FairField’s primary service area is the central Shenandoah Valley in western Virginia. Services may be provided outside of this area in certain situations.

Incorporated in 1982 as the first mediation center in Virginia, FairField Center is a registered 501(c)3 organization in Virginia (under the original name Community Mediation Center.)

The Center is a Partner Agency with both the United Way of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and the United Way of Greater Augusta, and a member of both Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce and Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce.

FairField Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability or age in its employment or activities.

Board of Directors

Claudia Lopez-Muniz (President) New Directions Center, Inc Karen Myers (Vice-President) Bill Goldberg (Treasurer) Eastern Mennonite University Kathy Evans (Secretary) Eastern Mennonite University Deb Atno-Shelton Augusta Psychologists Association Mike Ferguson DuPont Community Credit Union Karin Flagle Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. David Julius Ford, Jr., PhD James Madison University Vesna Hart James Madison University Sarah Landram …

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Interns Coming Soon

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Mediators   Fairfield Center has a team of over 14 certified mediators. Collectively, the mediators are certified to mediate many types of cases, including Juvenile and Domestic Relations cases, Circuit Civil cases, Circuit Family Cases, and Multi-Party cases. If you are interested in becoming a certified mediator, or if you would like more information on …

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Timothy J. Ruebke – Executive Director Sue Praill – Director of Restorative Justice Initiatives Aaron Hagmaier – Director of Mediation Services Shannon Sneary – Director of Training Sara Levinson – Director of Development Alan Qambari – Director of Harrisonburg International Festival Nancy Munoz – Spanish Services Coordinator Gabriel Brunk – Communications and Outreach Coordinator

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Volunteers Coming Soon

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