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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

The Value of Diverse Community. Member Spotlight: Eleane Amador

“To be a mediator you do not have to study law, you can come from all different ways of life and still be an excellent mediator. That is what I…
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Unlocking the Power of Grassroots Change Through Peace in Education. Member Spotlight: Julie Alli

Julie Alli is a mediator based in Los Angeles, California. Born in St Louis, Julie has lived and worked in Maryland, South Carolina, and New Hampshire. Originally a political science…
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Dream Big, Take Small Steps. Member Spotlight: Bruce Kravitz

“We are all immigrants. For me being a good mediator means curiosity, humility, interest in learning, and most of all seeing that we are all humans. We all have 99%…
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Law, Human Rights, and Mediation. Member Spotlight: Marguerite Dorn

Marguerite is an attorney, mediator, dialogue facilitator, and conflict coach based in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The work in mediation is something of a second act in her career. Before that,…
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Human and Cultural Element. Member Spotlight: Jake Bucher

Jake Bucher is a founding dean of the College of Applied Social Sciences at Dominican University, Illinois, USA. He first got introduced to mediation while serving in the US Military,…
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Environmental Education for Winning the Peace. Member Spotlight: Sarada Sangameswaran

Sarada Sangameswaran is an environmental educator based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Born in India, Sarada was raised in South America before moving to the US for graduate school. Having loved nature…
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A Lifelong Mission to End Violence and Abuse. Member Spotlight: Joanne Law

Joanne Law is nationally accredited Mediation and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner from Australia. With a varied background including working as a General Manager of a training company, Joanne’s focus was…
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Identity, Ethnicity, and Conflict Management. Member Spotlight: Charity Butcher

“Approaches to how to deal with conflict vary across different cultures, and is a very interesting issue. I think it is important to consider that when interacting with people, not…
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From the stage to the courtroom… and then back again! Member Spotlight: Michael Leshin

Michael Leshin is a highly experienced family law attorney and mediator, with over 40 years of experience in the field. Born and raised in New York, Michael’s big passion was…
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From Finding Herself, to Making a Difference in the World. Member Spotlight: Lydia Ray

Lydia Ray is a peacebuilder, artist and musician from Annandale, Virginia. With over seven years of mediation experience, Lydia has a flourishing career in conflict resolution. Having studied Global Affairs…
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