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Angela Bryner of Hendersonville has been named the new community mediation coordinator at the Mediation Center.
Bryner recently began working out of the Mediation Center's Hendersonville office at First and Grove streets.Before joining the Mediation Center, Bryner worked as an intern at Transitions Mental Health in Moline, Illinois. Earlier, she helped implement a conflict resolution program for elementary-age students.
In Hendersonville, she is responsible for initial intake for prospective clients and for case management of community mediation cases, which includes arranging mediation sessions for mediators and clients. She makes weekly visits to District Court in Hendersonville to confer with those case initiators and respondents who might be interested in mediation service as an alternative to court.
Bryner has a master's degree in counseling as well as a longtime interest in the mediation process. She and her husband, Jay, have four children, ages 2 through 10.
Bryner also enjoys "writing about life, including my life experiences."
"I enjoy the challenge of making everyday details interesting enough for others to read," she said in a news release. Her other main outside interest is "reading historical fiction." The Mediation Center's Hendersonville office serves residents in Henderson and Polk counties.