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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

Creating an Environment Where Innovation is Possible. Member Spotlight: Crista Renner

Crista Renner is an experienced mediator, systemic conflict and culture specialist, and workplace restoration practitioner based in Guelph, Ontario. She describes her introduction to MBBI through Rotary as “an eye…
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“Making the Ideal Real.” Member Spotlight: Olga Liapis-Muzzy

Olga Liapis-Muzzy is an experienced mediator and facilitator based in Washington DC. Although she considers herself to be a newer member of MBBI, she has “always loved” member organizations. This…
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Following the “Cookie Crumbs” on the Path to Success. Member Spotlight: Britt Sheinbaum

Born and raised overseas in a diplomatic family, it somehow seems only natural that Britt’s background would be steeped in peacebuilding. Prior to her flourishing career in mediation, Britt worked…
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From Child Protection to Family Mediation. Member Spotlight: Odeta Intė

Odeta is a family mediator based in Vilnius, Lithuania, with more than 20 years experience of working with family issues. For more than 14 years she was a director of…
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A Passion to Resolve Disputes. Member Spotlight: Maina Migwi

What Maina is the proudest of, is the role that he played in developing the mediation in Kenya.  Through the number of trainees, the Suluhu Mediation Center was able to…
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Empowering the Next Generation of Mediators with Kids Managing Conflict. Member Spotlight: Anne Sawyer

With such an impressive mediation portfolio, it is surprising to hear that Anne Sawyer’s career in the field began “totally by accident”. Having started out as a paralegal and legal…
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Striving for Cooperation. Member Spotlight: Lisa Baker Morgan

Lisa Baker Morgan is a mediator, dispute resolution consultant, lawyer, and author. She is a mediator at the Mediation Center of Los Angeles and a graduate of Southwestern Law School…
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A Lifelong Advocate for Justice. Board Spotlight: Kristi Harrington

Judge Kristi Harrington retired from the South Carolina Circuit Court bench after serving two terms. She is a certified South Carolina Supreme Court mediator and arbitrator, owning her own Alternative…
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Crafting Creative Solutions to Conflicts. Member Spotlight: Louie Spedaliere

Louie Spedaliere is a Harvard Law School, trained mediator taught by Professor’s Linda Singer, Michael Lewis and Frank Sander who is considered the father of (ADR) Alternative Dispute Resolution; Awarded…
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The Intersection of Health and Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Anlan Cheney

A former epidemiologist, teacher, and peace studier, Anlan started her journey in mediation only recently. She brings a unique perspective to mediation as a “peace and health professional” who is…
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