Our Staff


LawriecroppedLawrie Parker, Executive Director and Certified Mediator/Mentor/Trainer/ RJ Facilitator. Mediating with PDRC since 1990
Career Background: Founder and Executive Director of PDRC (since 1990); current member of the Supreme Court of Virginia Dispute Resolution Advisory Council, including Mediator Complaint Panel and Ethics Committee; a founder and Board member of the Restorative Justice Association of Virginia.
Educational Background: B.A. Journalism, University of Michigan; MBA, University of Mary Washington, VA

Sylvia McDevitt, Director of Mediation and Administrative Services. Certified Mediator.  Mediating with PDRC since 2021
Career Background: Former Membership Director of Fauquier Chamber of Commerce and Advertising Executive for Fauquier Times Newspaper network; former owner with extensive business experience in the hospitality and catering industry. 
Educational Background: Studied business at Piedmont Virginia Community College. 


Brenda Rodriguez, Office Administrator. With PDRC since 2021.  
Career Background: Office Associate, Food Lion
Educational Background: B.S. Business Management, George Mason University, VA