UMass Boston

Susan Jeghelian

MA Ofc of Public Collaboration
Executive Director
McCormack Hall Floor 01


JD, Boston College
BA, Mount Holyoke College

Additional Information

Susan Jeghelian directs the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration (MOPC) at the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies and is a lecturer in the Conflict Resolution Program.

At MOPC, she leads the institutional planning, policy and budget development, fundraising, outreach, and qualification of practitioners for service on public contracts. She oversees the design, administration, and evaluation of programs and initiatives serving public agencies, legislators, courts, and communities.

Ms. Jeghelian has been with MOPC since 1993. She formerly served as MOPC Director of Court Programs as well as a mediator, facilitator, and trainer for the office. Prior to orchestrating the office’s move to the University of Massachusetts Boston, Ms. Jeghelian led the implementation of Executive Order #416, integrating dispute resolution into state government and served on the Trial Court Standing Committee for Dispute Resolution. Prior to that, Ms. Jeghelian practiced law with a concentration in civil litigation and mediation, and worked as a staff attorney for the Supreme Judicial Court and a law clerk for the Superior Court.

She recently served on the founding Steering Committee of the University Network for Collaborative Governance and was a past board member of a regional community mediation center, the Cape Cod Dispute Resolution Center, Inc.