Before joining the Upstate Mediation Center as Executive Director, Jennifer Olmert worked as an attorney at Lawrence, Lonon & Rudasill in Spartanburg. Prior to that, Jennifer spent nearly three years as a law clerk to the Honorable John W. Kittredge, then an associate judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. Immediately following law school, Jennifer worked as a Staff Attorney for the South Carolina Supreme Court. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Wofford College. Jennifer has recently become a SC certified family mediator and is responsible for the day-to day operations of the UMC
DeAnn (De) McKinley is a graduate of Bob Jones University with a B.S. degree in Office Administration and also has an Associate Degree in Legal Administration. De has lived in the Upstate for over 20 years and enjoys working for start-up companies and small nonprofits. She currently works part-time for 3 local organizations wearing many different hats during the week. At the UMC, she performs several accounting functions, financial grant reporting, tax filings and some human resources. Once a month, you will find De in Court coordinating the Greenville County Magistrate Court Program. De matches the case load with the UMC volunteer civil mediators according to the jury docket resulting in many settlements that helps the Court system.