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Mediation Center gets new leadership
Jill Cheeks - Executive Director
Jill Cheeks

The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire has unveiled exciting plans and initiatives under new leadership as it marks 31 years of cutting the emotional and financial costs of disputes for thousands of people throughout the region.

New Executive Director Jill Cheeks has been appointed to lead the center into this new era. As a Georgia registered civil, domestic and domestic violence mediator with more than 25 years of business consulting and coaching experience, she brings a strategic mindset and collaborative spirit to the organization.

“I am very excited about our plans for the Mediation Center, which we’ll continue to roll out over the next few months, including new branding, website and printed materials; fundraising initiatives; services and programs,” Cheeks said. “I am honored to be a part of guiding this organization into the future as we build on the vital role The Mediation Center has played in the Coastal Empire over the last three decades.”

Cheeks has supported a number of Savannah nonprofits, such as the Savannah Children's Choir and the Creative Coast, since moving here three years ago. Her leadership style includes empowering staff to produce outstanding results, community outreach to create key partnerships and quality service to clients and stakeholders.

Cheeks is passionate about educating youth to manage conflict at earlier ages and expanding youth programs provided by the Mediation Center.

She is responsible for launching the Mediation Center’s new workplace programs, which complement the existing range of facilitation services. These new workplace programs are tailored to meet the specific needs of each organization and focus on meeting facilitation and resolving workplace conflict.

Information about this brand-new program is available by contacting or calling 912-354-6686.

The Mediation Center of Savannah, established in 1986, is a nonprofit organization that provides education, training and programs and is dedicated to providing and promoting methods other than litigation for settling disputes.

The center relies upon a dedicated volunteer board of directors and mediators who have experience in business, law, real estate, social work, education and many other areas. All mediators are registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution, under the Supreme Court of Georgia, and they attend annual in-service trainings.

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