My professional career began as a Human Resource generalist with the University of Minnesota, College of Medical Sciences. I moved on to become a highly successful Director of Labor Relations, Director of Human Resources, and later, V.P. for a multi-hospital system with 13 separate union contracts where I represented the system in cases mediated by the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS). During that time, I also began teaching evening adult education classes at Rev. Leon Sullivan’s Opportunities Industrialization Center and several community colleges. As V.P., I had responsibility for safety, security, and corporate training. That experience reinforced my passion for teaching and eventually led to a career transition to higher education administration.

At UC Berkeley, I co-initiated the design, delivery, and business development of Internet based distance education programming, creating innovative online and hybrid programs. As distance education and the Internet converged to offer worldwide access to knowledge and education, I witnessed significant concerns on the part of authoring faculty and administrators seeking to protect their respective intellectual property rights.

The last three years prior to retirement, I was asked to transfer to UC Irvine to help establish that campus’s presence in online course delivery. Intellectual property concerns surfaced again at Irvine and I began considering mediation as both a solution and a post retirement career.

My previous HR and FMCS mediation experience exposed me to the advantages mediation offers for dispute resolution and I pursued and completed over 250 hours of formal ADR training. I am now an accomplished TN “Rule 31 Listed”, non-attorney mediator focused on workplace, intellectual property, higher education faculty, family, and civil disputes, qualified to practice in California (DRPA 2002) and Tennessee (2009). I also hold an appointment with the U.S. Department of Defense as an Ombudsman/Mediator for employers and service members disputing employment status following deployment with the National Guard or Reserve. In 2015, I was appointed Campus Mediator for Meharry Medical College in Nashville.


B.A. Sociology, Dillard University, New Orleans, LA

M.A. Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Certificate, “Executive Programs in Health Policy and Management” Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Mediation and Conflict Resolution Certificate 40 hrs. UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, 2002

Mediation Certificate, University of California Irvine Extension 25 hrs. Irvine, CA, 2007

Certificate, CA Dispute Resolution Program Act of 1986, 25 hrs. Fair Housing Council of Orange County, CA, 2007

Certificate, “Conflict Management and the Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution” 155 hrs. University of California Irvine Extension, Irvine, CA, 2008

“Rule 31 Listed Mediator”, Tennessee Supreme Court ADR Commission, 2009

“NCRC Family Mediator Certificate”, 30 hrs. Nashville Conflict Resolution Center, Nashville, TN, 2013

Lipscomb University, Institute for Conflict Management “Specially Trained in Domestic Violence Issues”, June, 2015

Chuck & Lorraine Hill’s
relocation to the Nashville
area was featured in
Black Enterprise Magazine
October, 2008

Chuck spent over 20 years as Director and V.P. of Human Resources in the healthcare industry.

“My services are based on the belief that my clients’ needs are of the utmost importance. I am committed to meeting those needs. As a result, a high percentage of my business is from client referrals.

I welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and provide the best in mediation services.”

Charles A. Hill is a Tennessee Supreme Court “Rule 31″ Listed Civil and Family Mediator. He is past Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and is authorized to practice in both Tennessee and California.

Phone (615) 712-7898  Hours: Mon – Fri: 9AM – 5PM

Evening and Saturday meetings by appointment