Christopher Welch, Executive Director
Chris Welch received his Master of Dispute Resolution degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in 2005. Chris has worked at the Center for Conflict Resolution since 2004 and has been the Director of CCR since summer 2008 and the Executive Director since summer 2013. Working with volunteers, universities, courts and the community motivates him daily. In 2017 he was the recipient of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations John Anson Ford Award for his work on the Hindenburg Park Sign Project. Chris is also currently the Vice-President of the Mediation Certification Consortium of California (MC3), working to raise the standards for all mediators throughout the State.