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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

Translating Training Into Action. Member Spotlight: Cecilia Idika-Kalu

Cecilia Idika-Kalu has an extensive peacebuilding background. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Ilorin in Nigeria, a Master’s in Public Administration (MPA) from the University…
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Overcoming Barriers and Empowering Through Education. Member Spotlight: Duniya Stanikzai

“Women are one of the most important bodies of the government, family. Projects that have involvement of women encourage other women to be part of it, and deliver a message…
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Creating Compassion, Collaboration, and Connection. Member Spotlight: Tracy Horning

Most of the times, conflict shows itself as a complicate combination of different factors. Emotions, pre-existing stances, and personal objectives to which one is deeply attached, all convey to build…
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Conflict Literacy for Political and Intercultural Dialogues. Member Spotlight: Jessica Baen

Jessica Baen has devoted her whole career to bridging divides, whether interpersonal, professional, or religious as a mediator, advocate, and educator. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies…
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Mediation and Education. Member Spotlight: Hülya Sapmaz

Hülya Sapmaz is a lawyer, mediator, and mediator trainer based in Izmir, west coast of Turkey. With Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Dokuz Eylul University, she has been practicing since…
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Holding Space and Redirecting Conflicts. Member Spotlight: Jamila Mindingall 

Jamila Mindingall has nearly 20 years of ADR experience. She was introduced to mediation by Judge Harris Odell, a the employing Attorney at the law firm in 2003 where she…
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Diversity in the Resolution Process. Member Spotlight: Monique Browne

Monique Browne is a Toronto-based family mediator with a background in crisis counseling and psychotherapy. She emphasizes the importance of cultural sensitivity in mediation and prioritizes the safety and comfort…
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Approaching Mediation with Humility. Board Spotlight: Jarling Ho

Jarling Ho is a program manager for the Massachusetts Office of Public Collaboration, the statutory state dispute resolution agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from…
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The Five Pillars of Mediation. Member Spotlight: Said Nachet

Said Nachet is a mediator, negotiator and tax advisor based in Morocco. He joined Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBBI) after learning about the Congress in Bali and has enjoyed belonging…
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Healing Through Separation. Member Spotlight: Jean Church

After completing her 40-hour mediation training, Jean Church was introduced to the practice by a divorce litigator who mentored her in divorce mediation. She is now a certified collaborative mediator…
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