The Resolution Center (NSCMC)
Hannah Bowen is the Executive Director of The Resolution Center (North Shore Community Mediation Center), a non-profit organization that transforms conflicts into opportunities for mutual understanding, social change, communication, and personal growth. She leads a dedicated team of staff and skilled volunteers in providing no- and low-cost mediation services to people in conflict across Essex County; training community leaders, workplaces, and organizations in conflict management and communication skills; and building youth leadership through peer mediation and restorative justice programs. Hannah’s 15+ year career in public service and non-profit management includes serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer and leading advocacy, communications, and policy work. Her experience covers a range of issues, working on public health, sustainable investing, and governance with the Intentional Endowments Network, RESULTS Educational Fund, and Malaria No More. Hannah is a member of her neighborhood’s Ward 2 Civic Association, and was appointed to Beverly’s Charter Review Committee. After learning more through that experience about the responsibilities of local elected officials, she decided to run for a City Council seat in 2021, and was elected to serve as a City Councilor at Large.
Hannah earned a BA in Political Science from Yale University and a Master in Public Administration in International Development degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
Hannah is a renter in downtown Beverly. Born in Swampscott, she lived in California wine country, Ghana’s Volta Region, New York, Nairobi, and DC before settling back on the North Shore. She still enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, jogging, being near the ocean, and eating well.