Kabrina Wyneen Bass
The Board of Directors of the Midlands Mediation Center, a non-profit conflict resolution organization serving central South Carolina since 1998, selected Kabrina Bass as its Executive Director effective September 4, 2018.
Kabrina is an experienced administrator with over 30 years of experience in database management, strategic planning, operational management, marketing, and training. She has more than 15 years of nonprofit experience working primarily with churches, grassroots and faith-based organizations. She is a phenomenal speaker, teacher, and leader.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion with an Emphasis in Christian Education and a minor in Communication from Columbia College. She is a certiﬁed Christian Education Director through the United Methodist Church. Her academic preparation for the ministry also includes a Master of Religion (MAR) degree focusing on Christian Education and Spiritual Formation from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. The Interdenominational Theological Center recognized her Christian Education work and honored her with Humane Letter, an honorary doctorate (LHD). She earned a Master of Science in Conflict Management (MSCM) from Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.
She completed additional training to increase mediation, facilitation, and conflict management skills. Kabrina completed mediation training with MMC and received a Community Mediation certificate; she also completed the Civil Mediation and Family Mediation with the South Carolina’s Bar. She updated current curricula to address the need for conflict management techniques, tools for community mediation, DEI, including cultural competency. She was appointed to the South Carolina Supreme Court ADR Commission and was recently assigned the chair of the Neutral Training Committee. She is the Vice-Chair of the National Association For Community Mediation (NAFCM) ‘s Board of Directors.
Kabrina is a sought-after trainer and facilitator for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She’s spoken at the SC Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section on Bias In Mediation Practice. She’s a guest lecturer at the University of South Carolina Law School class on mediation, where she presents a session on Cultural Competency and Implicit Bias. Kabrina also provides professional development classes in Conflict Transformation, Inclusive Listening, Mediation Process, Mediator and Facilitator Training.
Kabrina’s work with Community Mediation has expanded her vision for orchestrating peace and access to justice for all people. She’s discovered significant imbalances in judicial processes that prohibit many individuals’ access to quality representation. She believes the work of Community Mediation includes both the big “M” and small “m” of mediation which helps communities have that brave space to address disputes, disagreements and engage in meaningful conversations to reach mutual agreements. The big “M” of mediation is the formal third-party neutral, and the small “m” of mediation is community collaboration, education, facilitation and conflict coaching.
Kabrina has 15 years of corporate experience as a System Analyst for Xerox Corporation. Her corporate experience provided her with the technical expertise needed to help develop processes and tools to reach the masses and engage the community.