Mending Fences Counseling Services provides a safe environment where clients can share their thoughts and feelings while being nurtured to obtain the highest academic and creative potential. The company and its staff creates a learning environment where all clients are provided comprehensive services to assist and incorporate learning and development in defining and accomplishing personal and social goals. Mending Fences operates with the philosophy that clients are challenged and motivated to excel in an atmosphere where they are accepted, valued and expected to succeed.
- Educators have the most powerful impact on student achievement
- Achievement and lifetime success are enhanced by appropriate goal setting
- All children must be provided with a safe, welcoming, and protective environment
- Engaged parents and guardians strongly influence a student’s academic, personal development and the family success system
- A supportive community is fundamental to achieving and maintaining our success
Marian Parker Branch - CEO, Executive Director of Educational Services
Marian Parker Branch is the founder of Mending Fences, LLC and has served as CEO since 2007. She supports and directs all Mending Fences daily operations. Her educational background includes a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Grand Valley State University and a master’s degree in education from University of Phoenix, administration and supervision. She holds a Virginia postgraduate professional teaching license with endorsement in serve disabilities, K-12. Since 2003, Marian has held positions in the public-school setting, private day and various nonprofit organizations as well as serving on the Multi-Disciplinary Team for Henrico County. Marian has a great passion for working with exceptional education student. She understands how programs and projects should be adapted and developed to match the needs of each student to ensure that they reach their learning potential. She’s able to assist her team with finding healthy problems solving perceptions bringing healing to people who have been through a stressful experience. She has more than 30 years of experience in the field.
Timothy Brunson - Site Supervisor
Timothy Brunson is a native of Richmond, Virginia and graduated from John Marshall High School. With 22 years in the field, he is passionate, ambitious, outgoing and very easy to get along with and is also willing to compromise under stressful situations. He is extremely intelligent, understanding and compassionate. He was first introduced to this field in 1995 at St. Joseph Villa where he could work with adolescent at risk youths. As a youth counselor, he was able to acquire valuable techniques and various trainings that would eventually propel him forward to further his career in counseling. Later, he would attend Norfolk State University where he would further add to his trainings skills and life strategies. In 2007, Timothy Brunson join Mending Fences, LLC as a Behavior Aide, in this position, he worked in a number of schools with students with different diagnoses. In 2010, Mr. Brunson became a certified Handle with Care Trainer. In 2015, Mr. Brunson was promoted to his current role as a Site Supervisor, where his primary role is to oversee staff members who are working in Richmond Public School.
Philip S. Moore - Site Supervisor
Philip Moore was born in the Bronx, New York and eventually moved with his family to Hillside, NJ. In 1995, he graduated from Hillside High School and then in 1996, he matriculated to higher education at Virginia State University. After leaving VSU in 1998, he returned in 2012 graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in HPERD, with a concentration in Sports Management. His professional career includes 2 & 15-year stints with the YMCA and Richmond Public Schools respectively. At the YMCA, Mr. Moore was a before and after school Child Counselor. During his stint with Richmond Public Schools, Mr. Moore worked in a number of schools. Due to his strong work ethic and job performance he was used in multiple capacities, which included 1-to-1 Behavior Aide. This time in his career set him up to be successful with his current employer, Mending Fences LLC. In a short period, Mr. Moore has proven to be an asset as a 1-to-1 Behavior Aide Counselor. In a years’ time, Mr. Moore was promoted to his current position of Site Supervisor, overseeing 20 plus staff persons at a number of schools. It is his goal to help them maximize their potential and caused them become premier 1-to-1 Behavior Aide Counselors.