Ms. Perry has served as a mediator for over 2-decades in the state, federal, international, and private-sector, including unionized and non-union organizations. She is responsible for designing and improving conflict resolution systems and programs. Her previous service includes Family Section Co-Chair at the Association for Conflict Resolution, American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Dispute Resolution member, and volunteer Judge for the ABA Law School Representation in Mediation Competitions. Ms. Perry is currently an associate mediator at the Mediation Center of Hampton Roads.
In addition to a wealth of experience in mediation and employment-based dispute resolution systems, Ms. Perry holds a Master of Science in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (Honors) from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Her advanced post-graduate studies include Mediation and Advanced Mediation of Complex Disputes from Harvard Law's Program on Negotiation, Cambridge, MA.
As a Parent Educator, Ms. Perry is certified as a Positive Discipline educator and committed to serving the "best interest of the child". She holds a professional certificate in Education Policy and Program Evaluation from Georgetown University and designed the first trauma-informed Parent Education & Coaching curriculum for use in the Commonwealth of Virginia's Family and Domestic Relations court improvement program (CIP).
In addition to applying her education toward policy improvement, Ms. Perry has patents pending at the United States Patent and Trademark Office for educational games designed to improve family relationships and child living standards. She previously served Virginia Beach as a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children and currently serves as a Title IX advocate for minority and socio-economically disadvantaged children and families in Newport News, Norfolk, and Virginia Beach, VA.