The Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation Announces Staff Changes - A Sad Farewell to a Familiar Face and a Warm Welcome to a New One

Released on: September 4, 2007, 6:33 pm

Press Release Author: Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Long-time administrator DeLaurice Fraylick steps down; Ramona
Goutiere of Goutiere Professional Business Services steps up.

Press Release Body: Chelmsford, Mass.--September 5, 2007--The Massachusetts Council
on Family Mediation announced today that long-time administrator DeLaurice (Dee)
Fraylick has stepped down.

Fraylick has been a familiar face with the council for 15 years. As the group's sole
staff assistant, she has been responsible for coordinating administrative functions,
member events and board activities. Fraylick is especially recognized for her hard
work on behalf of the Family Mediation Institute, the council's highly regarded
annual conference. That conference is now in its sixth year.

Council president Lynda Robbins noted that directors and members will miss
Fraylick's dedication, compassion and insight. "We've been so fortunate to have Dee
as part of our organization," said Robbins. "She's been a terrific unifying force
with both members and the general public. The council has grown tremendously because
of her efforts."

Robbins also announced that the council has retained Ramona Goutiere of Goutiere
Professional Business Services to manage the administrative affairs of the
organization. GPBS (, a virtual assistance firm based in
Ashland, N.H., specializes in nonprofit management, writing services and
administrative support.

"Ramona has large shoes to fill but we are looking forward to her fresh insights and
energy," said Robbins.

Goutiere is excited about working with the MCFM board and membership. She has also
appreciated Fraylick's generous support during the transition. "Dee is the
'institutional memory' of the council and a priceless resource," noted Goutiere. "My
goal is to give members the same level of care and attention Dee has so graciously
given them all these years."

For more information, contact MCFM at 781-449-4430 or

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About the Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.:

MCFM is a nonprofit organization established more than 25 years ago by family
mediators interested in sharing knowledge and setting guidelines for family
mediation. MCFM is the oldest professional organization in Massachusetts dedicated
to family mediation.

MCFM serves the public and its members by

-- Providing information about divorce and family mediation
-- Maintaining a mediator referral directory
-- Publishing the "Family Mediation Quarterly"
-- Providing continuing education to divorce mediators and other professionals
-- Setting standards to guide the professional practice of mediation
-- Offering a certification program for qualified members

MCFM's Web address is The council can be reached by phone at
781-449-4430 or by e-mail at

Web Site:

Contact Details: Lynda Robbins, President
Massachusetts Council on Family Mediation, Inc.

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