Lucy is a proud member of the Maine Association of Mediators. MAM is a member-run organization dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of Alternative Dispute Resolution connecting the public to conflict resolution professionals across the state. She regularly attends MAM workshops and continuing education programs to learn the latest best-practices and also serves on the associations’ Meeting and Events Committee.
Lucy is an attorney and has been a member of the Pennsylvania state bar in her home state since 2010. She has trained extensively in mediation and facilitation with the Good Shepard Mediation Program in Philadelphia and Lynn McBeth Attorney at Law and Mediator in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Lucy has trained with and now volunteers as a co-facilitator for the Restorative Justice Institute of Maine in Brunswick, Maine. RJIM is a non-profit organization that promotes a widespread cultural and systemic shift to how Mainers approach wrongdoing by advancing the use of restorative justice in communities, schools and correctional settings. Lucy has been fortunate to collaborate and learn from RJIM’s thoughtful and experienced staff. And, owing to her decade of experience working in education, she especially enjoys supporting restorative justice opportunities with local juveniles & community members.
Lucy recently co-facilitated an L-A Community Conversation that was sponsored by Maine Community Integration which focused on improving interactions between local youth and law enforcement. She has also trained with the excellent staff at the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast in Belfast, Maine.
Lucy earned a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University School of Law in Indiana. She focused her legal studies on Alternative Dispute Resolution and worked as a member of VU’s Mediation Clinic and served the local court system as a community mediator.
Lucy is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in Peace & Reconciliation at the University of Maine at Orono. She began her studies in UMO’s graduate school in Spring 2018 and was awarded the 2018-19 March Family Peace Studies Scholarship. Her master’s research focuses on the new profession of Cultural Mediator and their essential role in the European Refugee Crisis. Lucy’s goal is to adapt the work of Cultural Mediators and apply them here in Maine and across the US.