Martha’s Vineyard Mediation Program president Richard Barbieri has been elected to the board of directors for the Association for Conflict Resolution, the national organization of mediators, arbitrators, and others in the conflict resolution or alternative dispute resolution field. Mr. Barbieri will take office at the organization’s annual meeting in October.

Mr. Barbieri, a retired independent school administrator, is an Oak Bluffs resident and has been working in mediation and conflict resolution for several years. He is also the past president of the New England Association for Conflict Resolution. As part of his new role on the board of directors, he will be a liaison between the ACR and its regional chapters.

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