Melissa Brodrick is the new Ombudsperson for the Harvard Medical School, Dental School, and School of Public Health. For the past 25 years, Brodrick has been a mediator, facilitator and trainer in Boston. She is an instructor for The Boston Consortium, an associate of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and a national trainer and mediator for the U.S. Postal Service REDRESS Program. She has also served as executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Mediation Programs and Practitioners, education cochair of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution, and executive board member of the National Association for Community Mediation.
Brobrick also has ties to to Harvard University. She has been a lecturer at Simmons Graduate School of Social Work and has been a faculty member of the Harvard School of Public Health Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Leadership for eight years. In addition, she earned MEd from Harvard University after a BA from Amherst College. She succeeds Linda Wilcox who established the Harvard Medical School Ombuds Office in 1991. (HMS Ombuds Office; Boston Consortium Bio.)
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