Mediation Center Announces New Executive Director and Workplace Training

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Monday, July 17th, 2017

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 Mediation Center into this new era. As a Georgia Registered Civil, Domestic and Domestic Violence Mediator with over 25 years of business consulting and coaching experience, she brings a strategic mindset and collaborative spirit to the organization. She 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.

Cheeks is responsible for launching the Mediation Center’s new workplace programs, which complement the Center’s 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.

Cheeks commented, “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. 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.”