Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator / Negotiator
Business, Public Policy & Familial Mediations
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. Ms. Brown develops interdisciplinary collaboration frameworks, enhancing service delivery in complex legal environments. She fosters diversity and promotes inclusive practices within legal settings. BJ 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. Ms. 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. Ms. 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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. 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. Ms. Brown is distinguished for operational innovations that elevate client satisfaction and brand reputation as a visionary leader backed as a Ph.D. candidate 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.
Pharmed-out Conference at Georgetown University: Seeking better healthcare policy
Dealing with the court system can be very stressful.
Ms. Brown works to help lower the stress and anxiety of those struggling
to maneuver the system
Harvard Doctoral level trained one-on-one in Neuroscience of Psychopharmacological Drugs and Behaviors. Focus on side effects, addiction, and substance abuse for better public policy.
BJ has attended Georgetown University's Executive Master's in Policy Leadership program. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at Georgetown University with expected graduation May 2024, Summa Cum Laude. She is trained in conflict resolution, communications, public policy, and much more.
Certifications & Awards: Ms. Brown is a Nationally Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach after attending Georgetown University's Executive Certified Health & Wellness Coaching Program. Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Neuroscience for the Treatment of Trauma, Anxiety, Depression and Stress,
Certification in The Pharmacy in Your Kitchen: An Overview of Medical and Medicinal Foods
MPA Business and Public Administration with a minor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Science Management, graduated Cum Laude.
Championed legislative action by generating an impactful report endorsed by fourteen Delegates and one Senator of the 2017 Virginia General Assembly, leading to 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.
Reviewed, Researched, and Edited the Commission on Youth's Advisory Board's biennial report: Collection of Evidence-based Practices for Children and Adolescents with Mental Health Treatment Needs