Transition at RSI

As loyal readers of the blog know, one of our favorites, Susan Yates, is taking on new challenges in the DR and non-profit worlds and moving on from Resolution Systems Institute (RSI). RSI has announced that Heather Fogg has been appointed as its next Chief Executive Officer. Heather started on June 17 and will be working with Susan for the next few weeks to ensure a smooth transition.

From RSI’s announcement:

Heather comes to RSI with an extensive background in court-connected ADR and research. Her expertise includes directing court mediator excellence programs; managing a state court’s ADR data collection tool; and designing and delivering restorative justice practices across a diverse range of sectors. Heather has guided the evaluation, design and data analysis of grant-funded ADR programs; coordinated workshops and training sessions for court ADR program managers, mediation trainers and mediators; and led and mentored scores of researchers and ADR practitioners. For the past three years, Heather has been a Training and Capacity Building Restorative Justice Practitioner at Restorative Justice Project Maine.

“The choice of Heather Fogg to take over the helm at RSI gives me great
peace of mind,” Susan said. “Heather’s passion for conflict resolution, ADR experience and strategic vision are clear evidence of her commitment to improving access to justice by enhancing court-connected ADR. I am confident in her ability to help RSI maintain its position as the nation’s premier court ADR organization. Furthermore, Heather’s authenticity and enthusiasm will make it easy for RSI’s staff, board and partners to connect with her.”

“Heather has an impressive combination of hands-on experience with court ADR, a track record of successful
leadership, and dedication to ADR research and evaluation,” RSI Board President Brian Roche said.

“I feel thrilled and overjoyed to join RSI and help guide us through our next chapters,” Heather said. “RSI has an unmatched reputation of excellence in court ADR, and I am fortunate to have the opportunity to bring all of my skills to bear on serving the goal of making court-connected ADR as accessible and effective as possible for
parties and courts with the least resources.”

While Heather isn’t new to the ADR community, we welcome her to RSI leadership and are excited to see what’s next for RSI and for Susan.

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