Introducing ACCORD’s Newest Members

ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. proudly announces the induction of three new team members to assist in the provision of our services offered within the Southern Tier. This is an amazing time for those of us that are invested in growing resolution from conflict as we positively move forward into 2018 with great excitement. This year, we anticipate much growth on the horizon for ACCORD and those we serve.

Meet Shannon Dobransky, JD, a native to the area, who  graduated from Binghamton University in 2009 with a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Law.  From there she relocated to the Midwest, working for the Iowa Human and Civil Rights Commission primarily on workplace discrimination complaints.  Shannon went on to get her Juris Doctor at Roger Williams University School of Law, graduating in 2014.

While studying in Rhode Island, she worked for the Youth Advocacy Division of the Massachusetts Committee for Public Counsel Services where she was a student attorney for indigent juvenile offenders.  During the summers, she interned at Broome County District Attorney’s Office in 2012, and at the Broome County Department of Social Services in 2013.

Shannon began her journey with ACCORD and the Voices for Children/Court Appointed Special Advocates as a CASA volunteer and her passion for the program flourished.  With that, she began as the CASA Supervisor and looks forward to furthering the benefits of this program to children and families within our community. Shannon will be attending the National CASA conference in March of 2018 in Boston with great anticipation.

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Next we have Emily Roberts, a lifelong resident of Tioga County. She began her academic studies at Cazenovia College and concluded at Binghamton University with a concentration in Law. At Binghamton University, she received her Bachelor Degree focused on Pre-Law and went on to develop a paralegal background focusing on divorce and family-related conflicts.

Emily most looks forward to assisting fellow members of her community in Tioga County as a Case Manager where she will be helping those in need of mediation services. Her role will allow her to place those in need of mediation and/or conciliation in direct contact with our well trained mediators to address many issues.

Emily handles various cases inclusive of divorce, small claims, and agriculture. Emily has begun the important process of training and observing mediation in order to soon take on the role of an ACCORD Mediator. Emily is thrilled to be making a difference through the services provided through the work of this organization.

Do you know someone who is interested in becoming a key component to ACCORD? We are always looking for mediation volunteers. Apply here with our online Volunteer Application.

The final member to round out the new ACCORD team is Tasha Taylor, a denizen of the Greater Binghamton area.  She has extensive experience working in administration with an emphasis on career placement, human services, and public relations. Prior to joining the ACCORD team, Tasha spent over two years assisting local community members in obtaining new careers and providing community and employment resource information to constituents.

By lending her experiences inclusive of  strong community engagement and dedication to helping others, Tasha brings a combination of open communication, interpersonal skills, and strong support to ACCORD with the desire to promote peaceful and prolific experiences to all residents in the Greater Binghamton area.

Tasha will act as the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Executive Director. She possesses her Master’s Degree in Health Administration from Walden University, her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Cortland, and her Associate Degree in Applied Science from Broome Community College. She looks forward to managing Community Cases for ACCORD in addition to her role as Administrative Assistant.

Interested in donating to ACCORD to make a difference in the lives of children, families, organization members, neighbors and more, right here in the Southern Tier? Click here to Donate.

Thank you for your ongoing support. We look forward to immersing ourselves in the community and further improving the services provided at your local Dispute Resolution Center!

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