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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

Being the Honest Broker. Member Spotlight: Silke Toenshoff

Born and raised in Hanover, Germany, Silke Toenshoff has always had many diverse interests and passions. Throughout her career, she’s been a consulting professional, worked in politics, as a senior…
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Making Mediation Climate Proof. Member Spotlight: Paddy Patton

Iain Patton (Paddy) is a mediator, leadership coach, international development and environmental professional from Northern Ireland. Paddy has dedicated decades of his career to promoting sustainability and environmental action, and…
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Including Community Members at all Stages of Peacebuilding. Member Spotlight: Abid Humayun

Abid Humayun is a peacebuilding and mediation professional who was born in Afghanistan, but grew up mainly in Pakistan and India for his education. In 2013, Abid returned to Afghanistan…
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Building Peace Through Supporting Youth and Education. Member Spotlight: Sonia Birdi

Sonia Birdi is a court annexed mediator who lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Along with the cases she receives from the court, she provides private mediation services, and works…
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Interfaith Conflict Resolution. Member Spotlight: Geoffrey White

Geoffrey White is an Australian mediator who has many years of experience practicing peacebuilding around the world, and in his local community. Since he was a child, Geoffrey has been…
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Discovering a Passion for Mediation. Member Spotlight: Claire McLeveighn

Claire McLeveighn is a newly qualified mediator from New York with a background in international affairs and public policy. Driven by a passion for social justice, human rights, and gender…
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A Lifelong Pursuit of Peace. Member Spotlight: Forrest “Woody” Mosten

Forrest “Woody” Mosten is an experienced lawyer, mediator, and educator based in La Jolla, California. A founding member of MBBI, Woody has devoted his career to advancing mediation and peacemaking…
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The Lawyer Who Never Goes to Court. Member Spotlight: Mohit Mokal

Born and raised in Navi Mumbai, Mohit Mokal is a lawyer and mediator whose family has worked in law for generations. However, after exploring both traditional law and arbitration, Mohit’s…
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Bridging Divides, Facilitating Inclusive Futures. Member Spotlight: Kathryn Kylee

Kathryn Kylee is a mediator, facilitator, and advocate, currently based in Berlin, who is passionate about bringing divided communities together for open and constructive dialogue. Having amassed over a decade…
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Cultivating Peace Through Compassionate Dialogue. Member Spotlight: Jeff Hasenfratz

Jeff Hasenfratz is an executive leadership coach, group facilitator, budding mediator, and Rotarian who has discovered a calling to help heal divides by bringing people together to engage in open,…
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