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Executive Director

Carla Pike, JD/MA, MBA
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A Chatham County, North Carolina native, Carla came to the ADR center in 2015 after 11 years of service with another Community Mediation center. At that center, she mediated District Criminal Court, Family and Divorce, Community, and Medicaid Appeals cases. Carla also facilitated Child and Family Team Meetings, ran Juvenile Justice programs, and managed nonprofit resources. Her broad range of experience includes work in higher education, asylum and human rights advocacy, and a term of AmeriCorps/Public Allies service. At the ADR Center, Carla’s focus is on ensuring that the Center addresses community needs and remains in a sound financial position.


Mackenzie Wetherill - CopyMediator and Pender Teen Court Coordinator

Mackenzie Spivey Wetherill
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Mackenzie started as an intern at the ADR Center in 2009 where she completed Conflict Resolution training. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Before coming to the ADR Center, Mackenzie managed forty employees in the service industry for 5 years. This experience enabled her to utilize her conflict resolution training and strengthen her mediation skills. At the ADR Center, Mackenzie primarily focuses on facilitating Child and Family Team Meetings, District Court mediations, and coordinating the Pender Teen Court Program.


Court Services Director

Sheila Evans
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Sheila has managed the Teen Court and Youth Court programs in New Hanover and Pender counties since 2005. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Kings College. Both Teen Court programs have flourished and nearly doubled in size under Sheila’s direction. Within the last few years, Teen Court has partnered with community service programs to serve the families in both counties even more efficiently. Sheila also coordinates the ADR Center’s District Court (criminal) mediation program in New Hanover and Pender counties.  Sheila is certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission to mediate Superior Court civil matters and District Court criminal cases.



Charlie Anderson


Charlie Anderson
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Charlie joined the ADR Center in 2008 and brings a wide range of dispute resolution experiences and professional knowledge to the ADR Center. Charlie earned a bachelor’s degree in natural sciences from Johns Hopkins University and attended New York University School of Medicine. Mediation and facilitation are his areas of proficiency.


Thomas Reilly
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Thomas started working with the ADR Center as an Administrative Assistant in 2016. His background in teaching English as a Foreign Language, as well as working and volunteering for several non-profits, led to his being trained in conflict resolution and facilitation. He currently facilitates Child Family Team Meetings.



Case Manager

Jasmine Brown
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Jasmine, a native of Columbus County, joined the ADR Center in June 2017.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Mount Olive.  Prior to joining the ADR Center, Jasmine worked in sales and the hotel industry for over three years. Having a customer service background helps Jasmine meet her goal of providing friendly, quality service to diverse clients. Jasmine coordinates Child and Family Team Meetings for both New Hanover and Brunswick Counties.



Rick Abrams
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Rick will serve the ADR Center as a Child and Family Team Meeting Facilitator. He brings to the Center 23 years of experience as a New England boarding school educator. Most recently he served as a senior administrator at Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, CT. Among his most important roles at Porter’s was facilitator of difficult conversations between and among community members, including between families and school officials. Rick holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut, and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from Wesleyan University.


Administrative Assistant

Kiara Kelly
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Kiara joined the ADR center as an Administrative Assistant in August 2017. She is currently working on her M.A in Public Administration degree at UNCW. Kiara has a background in non-profits and customer service. Kiara will be greeting clients and helping manage program data.