Meet the Team

Ronald C. Zabel:

Founder of Conflict Resolution and Conciliation Center, Inc.

With a profound dedication to fostering peace and understanding, Ron Zabel has been at the forefront of conflict resolution for over three decades. As, Founder of Conflict Resolution and Conciliation Center, Inc. for over… (formerly known as Conflict Resolution & Conciliation Services), he has been a pivotal figure in transforming how individuals, families, and organizations navigate conflict.

Professional Journey and Expertise:

Ron’s journey in peacemaking began in February 1995. His experience spans a remarkable breadth, including individual, family, business, workplace, and organizational conflicts. He has adeptly handled over four thousand hours of conflict coaching, mediation, conciliation, and arbitration, addressing a vast array of disputes such as family dynamics, victim/offender situations, community discord, employment issues, and church conflicts.

Impactful Teaching and Training:

Beyond direct conflict resolution, Ron is a passionate educator, sharing his knowledge through workshops, seminars, and extensive training programs. He has contributed to the learning of many, from Fairfax County Public Schools to Marymount University, and has been a key figure in training programs for Peacemaker Ministries and other esteemed organizations.

Pioneering Background:

Before founding Conflict Resolution & Conciliation Services, Ron had a distinguished career as a legal officer in the United States Coast Guard. His tenure was marked by notable achievements in regulatory policy development, intra-agency relationship enhancement, and conflict resolution.

Educational Foundation:

Ron’s academic credentials are as impressive as his professional ones. He holds a J.D. from George Washington University and a B.A. from the University of Washington. His education is complemented by extensive training in negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution, covering a wide range of areas including family, employment, church, and relationship-based disputes.

Professional Affiliations and Certifications:

Ron is a member of numerous prestigious legal and conflict resolution organizations, including the Virginia State Bar and the Association for Conflict Resolution. His certifications span from being a Circuit Court level mediator to a Christian Conciliator, underscoring his commitment to both secular and faith-based approaches to conflict resolution.