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Member Spotlights

MBBI calls its members Peace Builders. Our members contribute their time utilizing their skills and experiences to participate in Working and Regional Groups, and Capacity-Building & Advocacy Initiatives. We hope that through our Spotlights, our members, individually and collectively, will inspire you as much as they inspire us to continue the important work.

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A growing number of international requests reach MBBI for partnerships, services, and projects. Help us build our capacity to say “yes” to these requests; consider joining us as a Peace Builder. For more information on how to become involved and for internship and volunteer opportunities, please visit our Join Us page or contact us at info@mediatorsbeyondborders.org.

Our Peace Builders

Dis-Solving Conflict from Within. Member Spotlight: Henry Yampolsky

“I think the most important aspect of peacebuilding, conflict resolution is how we show up. Of course, it is relevant for us to have skills, but skills are only one…
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You Learn More When You Are Laughing. Member Spotlight: Judy Gordon

Judy Gordon has been in the field of mediation since 1987, something she found while she was dancing around her living room by herself during an exceedingly difficult time in…
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Discovering Individual Needs in Conflict Dialogue. Member Spotlight: Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner, a trained coach, mediator, and speaker, works as a mediator at her own practice called Bruckner Mediation in Alexandria, Minnesota. After over 20 years of experience as…
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Mediation at the Center. Member Spotlight: Chijoke Ibeku

Chijoke Ibeku is a Nigerian lawyer, consultant, and property development manager. He has practiced law for the last 18 years in the real state sector. Over the years since 2016, he…
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Mediation in Bogotá. Member Spotlight: Claudia Sanchez

Claudia Sanchez was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She studied modern languages focused on corporate communication and pursued her graduate studies in Argentina in institutional communication. Claudia has travelled to Chile,…
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Agreeing to Disagree. Member Spotlight: BJ Guiden

BJ Guiden has an extensive mediation background and has been working in the field for over two decades. She is the founder of the Guiden Mediation Group, and in just…
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An International Peacekeeper. Member Spotlight: Gesa Harmston

A child to “two global citizens”, Gesa Harmston, executive coach centering on conflict resolution and mindfulness, has used her international footing to both grounds and guide her coaching and mediation…
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Addressing the Deeper Problems. Member Spotlight: Anna Stoefen

Though fairly new to the practice, Anna Stoefen has been interested in mediation for quite some time. This interest was greatly sparked by her wish for healthy conflict resolution practices,…
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Alternative Approaches to Peace. Member Spotlight: Meltem Kilicaslan Greisman

“I am curious about people, how cultures differ and ways we all unite. That’s why I love travelling.  Everytime I travel I see the world with new lenses, from different…
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Bringing Mediation into the Law Enforcement Workplace. Member Spotlight: Tom Girling

When you spend nearly your entire life working within a certain company, group or business, that working environment eventually turns to become your family. This is what Tom Girling feels…
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