Board of Directors 2023-2024

OFFICERS
Kimberly Best

President and Chair
Kimberly Best, RN, MA
Best Conflict Solutions, LLC
5511 Saddlewood Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027.
615.438.6942, mobile
kim@bestconflictsolutions.com
bestconflictsolutions.com

Occupation: Listed: Rule 31 Civil Listed and Family Trained, with additional training in Facilitation, Restorative Practices, and Conflict Consulting Best Conflict Solutions

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Vice-Chair 
Robin Wheeler
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center 
810 Dominican Drive, Suite 311
Nashville, TN 37228
615-333-8400, mobile
615-219-9757, mobile Phone
robin@nashvilleconflict.org
https://nashvilleconflict.org

Occupation: Program Director
Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator, specially trained in domestic violence

S. Beth Tarter

Secretary 
S. Beth Tarter 
2464 Sowell Mill Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
901-212-3895, mobile
sarahtarter@charter.net

Occupation: Administrative Law Judge for State of Tennessee, Rule 31 listed family mediator, specially trained in domestic violence

Karen Phillips

Treasurer
Karen Phillips, LBSW, MACR
P.O. Box 522
Atoka, TN 38004
Phone 901-485-5248
Email: KarenPhillips.Mediation@gmail.com
Website: ResolveItWithMediation.com

Occupation: Mediator, Phillips Mediation & Conflict Management Services, PLLC, Rule 31 Listed Family and General Civil Mediator, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence Issues.

Immediate Past President  
Jacqueline O. Kittrell, Esq.
Community Mediation Center 300 West Main Street Old Courthouse, Suite 305 Knoxville, TN 37902
865-684-9843, mobile
jackie.kittrell@2mediate.org
https://2mediate.org

Occupation: Executive Director, Community Mediation Center, Collaborative Attorney
Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator, specially trained in domestic violence;

Marc Harwell

Marc Harwell, Esq.  
Harwell & Hurst PLLC 832 Georgia Ave, Suite 510 Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-760-4825, work
marc@harwelllawgroup.com
https://harwellhurst.com
Occupation: Attorney, Principal, Harwell & Hurst,
Rule 31 listed civil mediator and arbitrator, member of the TSC ADR Commission
Senior Director and Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC)

Regina Newson

Regina Newson 
3801 Round Rock Dr Antioch, TN 37013
615-516-0752, mobile
reginanewson@bellsouth.net

Occupation: Recruiter, Tennessee State Employment Association, Rule 31 listed family and civil mediator

Gordon Russell

Prof. Gordon Russell 
Lincoln Memorial University
Duncan School of Law 601 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-545-5305, work
843-534-8429, mobile
gordon.russell@lmunet.edu
https://www.lmunet.edu/duncan-school-of-law

Occupation: Professor of Law, Duncan School of Law; Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator, specially trained in domestic violence

Jackie Kittrell

Jackie Kittrell, Esq,
President

Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence 

Community Mediation Center
300 Main St. SW
Old Courthouse, Suite 305
Knoxville, TN  37902

Cindy Ettingoff

Cindy Ettingoff, Esq.
Immediate Past President

Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation  

Memphis Area Legal Services
200 Jefferson Ave. Suite 1075
Memphis, TN  38103

Kimberly Best

Kim Best, RN
Vice President

Listed: General Civil Mediation 

Best Conflict Solutions
318 Canton Stone Dr.
Franklin, TN  37067

Karen Phillips

Karen Phillips
Treasurer

Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence 

Phillips Mediation and Conflict Management Services, PLLC
P.O. Box 665
Atoka, TN  38004 

S. Beth Tarter

S. Beth Tarter, Esq.
Recording Secretary

Listed: Family Mediator, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

2464 Sowell Mill Pike
Columbia, TN  38401

MEMBERS

SaraFigal

Sara Figal, PhD
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
810 Dominican Drive, Suite 311 
Nashville, TN  37228

vicki krusel

Vicki Krusel, Esq.
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence  

Community Mediation of East Tennessee
110 Bruce Street, Suite 203
Sevierville, TN  37862

Regina Newson

Regina Newson
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence3801

Round Rock Drive
Antioch, TN  37013

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Gordon Russell,
Professor of Law

Listed: General Civil & Family, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

Lincoln Memorial University
Duncan School of Law
601 W Summit Hill Dr, SW
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Robin Wheeler, J.D.
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediation, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center
810 Dominican Drive, Suite 311 
Nashville, TN  37228

Administrative Staff:
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Dawn Forshay. M.B.A. 
865-228-3367, mobile/call or text
dawn.forshay@2mediate.org

Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator. Certified divorce coach

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Jen Comiskey, J.D. 
865-924-7365, mobile/call or text
cmcjuvct@gmail.com

Rule 31 listed family mediator, approved ADRC R31 trainer, facilitator and conflict coach.

TAPM Physical address:

186 Atoka-Munford Drive, 531, Atoka, TN 38004.

TAPM Mailing address:

PO Box 531, Atoka, TN 38004

TAPM Google Drive:

TAPM@2mediate.org

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Jennifer Comiskey
Listed: Family Mediator, Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

TAPM@2mediate.org 

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Dawn Forshay
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediator

TAPM@2mediate.org