About Me

Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator / Negotiator
Business, Public Policy & Familial Mediations


Strategic Executive & Thought Leader | Expertise in Negotiations, Mediation & Organizational Transformation | Championing Diversity, Equity & Inclusion | Pioneering Public Policy Solutions in Healthcare, Education & National Security


BJ Brown

Dr. Bonnie-Jean (BJ) Brown

A visionary executive with extensive experience in business and family law for dispute resolution, adept at spearheading strategic initiatives for organizational growth. Dr. Brown develops interdisciplinary collaboration frameworks, enhancing service delivery in complex legal environments. She fosters diversity and promotes inclusive practices within legal settings. Dr. Brown is committed to driving impactful policy changes and improving outcomes for businesses, families, and children. Her initiatives help drive better healthcare outcomes for children and facilitate policy change. Dr. Brown is enriched by extensive international travels across Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East, gaining diverse cultural perspectives vital for policy development, effective mediation, and better healthcare outcomes. Her background working for the U.S. Navy overseas, while at nuclear submarine bases, began her career as a multinational liaison. Dr. Brown is an accomplished leader with expertise in high-stakes international multilateral conflict resolution skills, with an in-depth knowledge of migration policy, criminal justice policy,  U.S. healthcare policy, and counterterrorism strategy and policy. She has an understanding and respect for cultural differences having extensively studied Muslim, Christian, Judaic, Daoist, and Buddhist philosophy. 


Conflict Resolution

Dr. Brown is a C-Level Executive who has a comprehensive background working with large and small organizations. She masterfully leads individuals and stakeholders through transformation within various communities and municipalities, including: DOJ, FBI, CIA, DOD, DOS, Capitol Police, Congress, Secret Service, and the surrounding community. Furthermore, many of her clients are first responders, doctors, attorneys, psychiatrists, political figures, and law enforcement and military personnel. Her business, management, and people skills combine to make her the ideal resource to lead individuals and organizations to greater heights, both personally and professionally.

The Office of The Path To Well-Being, LLC provides Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediation for the General District, Civil Circuit, and Family JDR Courts.  As a pre-eminent provider of negotiations and mediation services, we draw on years of experience in successfully resolving cases of every type and size. The practice's mission is to provide clients with the best-negotiated agreements by equitably resolving complex conflictual issues.

Dr. Brown pioneered online mediation services during the pandemic, enabling clients to resolve court cases remotely, effectively bridging the gap when physical court attendance was restricted. She successfully mediated a wide range of conflicts involving individuals from influential government agencies, fostering agreements through open-minded strategies and equitable solutions. 

BJ Brown has mediated successful property settlement cases involving 

$4 Million and $1.5 Million contractual agreements between partners, 

effectively addressing complex financial and ownership issues.

She is a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience in pioneering revenue-generating strategies, driving multi-million dollar settlements, and cultivating lucrative cross-industry partnerships. Dr. Brown is distinguished for operational innovations that elevate client satisfaction and brand reputation as a visionary leader backed as a Doctor in Public Policy at Georgetown University and a robust portfolio of transformative accomplishments. Her expertise is fortified by multiple nominations for Virginia Business CFO of the Year. 

Dr. Brown's strategic accomplishments have included advising the Virginia Commission on Youth (COY), where she co-authored a comprehensive guide on mental health practices for children and adolescents. This work not only drove better healthcare outcomes but also set new benchmarks for evidence-based policy development. Another defining moment was Dr. Brown's  role in producing a legislative report for the Virginia General Assembly that catalyzed significant reforms in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood mental illnesses.


Georgetown University Pharmed out Conference:Seeking better healthcare policy

Pharmed-out Conference at Georgetown University: Seeking better healthcare policy

 Dealing with the court system can be very stressful.  
Dr. Brown works to help lower the stress and anxiety of those struggling 

to maneuver the system 

Harvard Neuroscience of Psychopharmacological Drugs and Behaviors. Focus on side effects, addiction, and substance abuse for better public policy.

As a thought leader in psychopharmacology, Dr. Brown established the practice as a central hub for expertise on the medical and behavioral effects of medications, particularly in ADD/ADHD. Her work as an expert witness and advocate has been pivotal in shaping healthcare policies and practices, ensuring they are informed by a deep understanding of medication side-effects and the need for accurate diagnostic standards.

Harvard University

Georgetown University

Dr Brown graduated from Georgetown University,  Summa Cum Laude. She has attended Georgetown University's Executive Master's in Policy Leadership program and is trained in conflict resolution, communications, public policy, and much more. 

Certifications & Awards:  Dr. Brown is a Nationally Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach after attending Georgetown University's Executive Certified Health & Wellness Coaching Program. Credentialed in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuroscience for the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, and Stress. Certifications in The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen: An Overview of Medical and Medicinal Foods, Substance Abuse, Psychopharmacological Drugs and Behaviors, Human Subjects Research, Social and Behavioral Research, Sexual Violence Prevention, Navigating Couples Conflict, Parental Coaching and Mediation in all levels of the courts including Juvenile and Domestic Relations, General District, Civil Circuit Family, and Civil Circuit.

Liberty University

Virginia Commonwealth University

MPA in Business and Public Administration with a minor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science Management, graduated Cum Laude. 

Advisory Board for the Virginia Commission On Youth for the VA General Assembly

Championed legislative action to address the critical issue of childhood mental illness over-diagnosis through diligent research by generating an impactful report endorsed by fourteen Delegates and one Senator of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, culminating in the initiation of House Joint Resolution 682 being placed in the Joint Commission on Health Care. The resolution mandated an extensive study of the over-diagnosis of childhood mental illness, including the long-term effects of ADHD medications, misdiagnosis rates, and adverse medication effects.


The initiative contributed to legislative progress but also underscored the importance of evidence-based scrutiny in the treatment and diagnosis of mental health conditions among children.

Collection of Evidence-Based Practices

Advisory Board for the Virginia Commission On Youth for the VA General Assembly

Dr. Brown contributed to driving substantial improvements in healthcare outcomes for children. Her role involved co-authoring an integral part of the Board’s biennial report, titled “Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs.” This comprehensive guide shed light on the overview, causes, and risk factors associated with mental health issues, serving as a crucial resource for practitioners and policymakers alike. By facilitating policy changes through evidence-based advocacy, her efforts aimed to enrich mental health practices and treatments, ensuring that children and adolescents receive the care and attention they deserve. This endevor gave rise to impact public health policy awareness while supporting the well-being of youth across Virginia.

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