The IIRP Board of Trustees are holders of the organizational trust and mission. Our trustees bring many different perspectives and experiences in fields such as law, higher education, faith, public education, private foundations, government relations, management and child welfare, which mirror the numerous arenas where restorative practices are being implemented.

Trustee

President, International Institute for Restorative Practices, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Prior to becoming IIRP president, Dr. John Bailie directed the International...

Vice Chair

Regional Representative, Budapest, Hungary

Vidia Negrea is a clinical psychologist, restorative practitioner and trainer who for two decades has supported...

Secretary

Executive Director, Circula, Centro de Liderazgo Restaurativo (Center for Restorative Leadership)

Flor García Mencos is a clinical psychologist who supports the...

Treasurer

Executive Director (retired), Shalem Mental Health Network, Ontario, Canada

Mark Vander Vennen, M.A., M.Ed, R.S.W., is a marriage and family therapist and registered social...

Trustee

Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

Professor Lynn Branham’s expertise centers on correctional and sentencing law and...

Trustee

Executive Director, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, South Hero, Vermont

Dennis P. DePaul  is the Executive Director for Vermont’s Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, a year-round camping nonprofit...

Trustee

Training and Development Coordinator, Ligand, Kortrijk, Belgium

Stijn Deprez is the training and development coordinator at Ligand, a center for preventative and restorative...

Chair

Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and Director for the John Lewis Institute for Social Justice, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut...

Founder, International Institute for Restorative Practices, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Before the IIRP, Ted Wachtel cofounded its model programs, Community Service Foundation and...

Honorary Trustee

Professor, Law Program, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University

Dr. John Braithwaite is a renowned criminologist and leader in the...