Board of Directors 2023-2024


Robin Wheeler
Nashville Conflict Resolution Center 
50 Vantage Way, Suite 250
Nashville, TN 37228
615-219-9757, mobile

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

Gordon Russell

Vice Chair

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

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

Karen Phillips
P.O. Box 665
Atoka, TN 38004

901-485-5248, mobile
Occupation: Mediator, Phillips Mediation & Conflict Management Services, PLLC, Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator, specially trained in domestic violence


Regina Newson

Regina Newson 
3801 Round Rock Dr Antioch, TN 37013
615-516-0752, mobile

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

S. Beth Tarter

S. Beth Tarter 
2464 Sowell Mill Pike
Columbia, TN 38401
901-212-3895, mobile

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

Kimberly Best

Immediate Past President/Chair
Kimberly Best, RN, MA
Best Conflict Solutions, LLC
5511 Saddlewood Lane, Brentwood, TN 37027.
615.438.6942, mobile

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

Marc Harwell


Marc Harwell, Esq.
Harwell & Hurst PLLC
832 Georgia Ave, Suite 510
Chattanooga, TN 37402
423-760-4825, work

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)

Merry Brown
Third Party Workplace Conflict Restoration Services (3P)

Occupation: Writer, speaker, mediator, podcast host, and author

Sonja Walton, MHRM, TAPM, NNA
155 Fawn Drive North
Hernando, Mississippi 38632

Occupation: Rule 31 Civil Mediator, Human Resource Manager, EEO/AAP Coordinator


Administrative Staff:

Dawn Forshay. M.B.A. 
865-228-3367, mobile/call or text

Rule 31 listed civil and family mediator. Certified divorce coach

Jen Comiskey, J.D. 
865-924-7365, mobile/call or text

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:

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

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Dawn Forshay
Listed: General Civil & Family Mediator