Deanna Armbruster is the Executive Director of Valley Bar Mediation Center in Los Angeles. VBMC is committed to educating the public about the benefits of mediation, and building community through mediation and peace building. Her work enhances understanding among diverse groups to manage problems and work toward lasting solutions.
Prior to joining VBMC, Ms. Armbruster served as the Executive Director of the American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam, and the U.S. Director of the Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam World Peace College supporting the work of the “Oasis of Peace” community in Israel. Her work with the only community in Israel where Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians live, work and educate their children together focused on raising awareness, bridging differences and improving relations in Israel-Palestine through people-to-people, grassroots initiatives.