Smallwood is a recently retired partner of Vorys Sater Seymor and Pease, LLC, and chair of the Divided Community Project’s Greater Columbus Community Trust.
Stulberg is the Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and has served as a mediator in community conflicts.
Chair, Steering Committee
Provost at Menlo College, Lum was the Divided Community Project’s inaugural Director and is a former director of the Community Relations Service in the U.S. Department of Justice. He previously directed the Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution at the University of California Hastings School of Law and founded the dispute resolution training firm Accordence.
Ms. Monroe comes to the Project with a depth of experience supporting communities in conflict, having served as Counsel and as Interim Director of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Community Relations Service, with the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, as a Senior Policy Advisor to the White House Domestic Policy Council, and – most recently – as the Director of the Stop Hate Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Strickland is a is the Senior Legal Analyst at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity and the coordinator of My Brother’s Keeper Ohio.
RaShall M. Brackeny
Chief of Police for Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Brackney is a recognized expert in procedural and restorative justice practices, and community-police relations.
Sarah R. Cole
Cole is the Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she also serves as Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution . She regularly serves as a mediator and arbitrator.