AG22 Joanne Avallon 228588Joanne has been a mediator with The Resolution Center since 2021 and has been on the Board since 2020. Joanne was formerly an instructor of writing and literature at North Shore Community College, Endicott College and Emerson College. As a writer herself, she has had her work published is many small literary presses and several anthologies. Prior to her career in writing, Joanne practiced law, an experience which, while enjoyable, convinced her that there was a better way to resolve disputes. The mediation center training has provided her with the opportunity to see conflict as an opportunity for growth. Joanne has been involved as a director/trustee of many organizations, including the Waring School where she served as Chair of the Board, Beverly Bootstraps, The Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition (now part of the North Shore CDC) and the Beverly Public Library. 

Joanne holds a B.A. in Literature from Wellesley College, a J.D. from Cornell University, and a M.F.A. from Emerson College.  She and her husband live in Rockport.  Her two adult children are pursuing careers in film, one in New York and one in Los Angeles. Joanne enjoys swimming (cold water especially), skiing, yoga and hiking.

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