Conflict Resolution Services Board of Directors

Conflict Resolution Services (CRS) is one of 16 Community Dispute Resolution Centers in the State of Michigan. The Board of Directors leads the organization by establishing policies and procedures. In addition, the it oversees the work of the Executive Director of the organization.

A diverse group of community members make up the CRS Board. Each each one brings their own expertise and experiences, including but not limited to mediation skills, non-profit management background, legal experience, and accounting knowledge.

To contact the CRS Board, please reach out to through Brandie Sigler, CRS Executive Director, by calling 231.941.5835 or e-mailing her at

CRS Board of Directors:

  • Gregory Thiess, President
  • Philip Cochran, Vice President & Treasurer
  • Dawn Rogers, Secretary
  • Marisa Topp-Behrmann
  • Anne Stevenson
  • Cindy Merkel
  • Benson Mungar
  • Janaia Arnold

If you are interested in serving on the Board, please contact us to see how you might be able to contribute. The Board meets the third Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. via Zoom.

Conflict Resolution Services strives to be a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace where all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and are respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our programs and policies. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.