Attorney Kerry Voss Smith has been the Director of the Pennsylvania Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) since 2002. She is a graduate of Penn State University (B.S. Special/Elementary Education); Antioch University Midwest (M.A. Conflict Analysis & Engagement); and Dickinson School of Law (J.D.). Her mediator training is from the Justice Center of Atlanta (2000). Between college and law school, Ms. Smith assisted adult residents of the Pennhurst State School in transition to the community. She was in private practice for twelve years, most recently as a partner with Marshall, Smith & Haddick, a civil litigation defense firm. Prior to coming to ODR, she handled federal special education litigation at the Department of Education. In 2009, Pennsylvania was selected as one of four states with an exemplary special education dispute resolution system. In 2016, the Pennsylvania Council of Mediators awarded Ms. Smith Peacemaker of the Year for her work promoting special education mediation. Ms. Smith’s late brother lived successfully in the community with supports and services, and she has a particular interest in sibling issues.