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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

Ending a Vicious Cycle; A Deeper Dive Into the Root Causes of Conflict: Dianne Williams

Dianne Williams is a criminologist by trade and has been in academia for about two decades. However, she “became increasingly disenchanted with the criminal justice system and with academia.” She…
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Mediation, Global Development, and Community Dialogue. Member Spotlight: Chantelle Doerksen

Chantelle Doerksen works on the Policy Development Support Team at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the organization which coordinates the Internet’s system of unique identifiers. She…
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The Future of Mediation Journalism. Member Spotlight: Cara Sabatini

Based in Toronto, Canada, Cara Sabatini works at the intersection of journalism and mediation. Working for Canada’s National NewsMedia Council, she hears and helps to resolve complaints about journalistic standards…
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Keeping the Balance. Member Spotlight: Kim Kortlepel

“It is really up to you what you do with mediation. It is not really something that you can just be, you really have to work for it, to be…
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Turn Down Talking, Turn Up Listening. Member Spotlight: Bianca Motley Broom

Bianca Motley Broom is Mayor of the city of College Park, Georgia, as well as a mediator and arbitrator at Miles Mediation and Arbitration Services. She’s had over fifteen years…
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Multicultural Family Mediation. Member Spotlight: Toshie Ozaki

Toshie has years of experiences in divorce and family mediation, particularly as it relates to international divorce and custody disputes. She currently teaches online mediation workshops and trainings for lawyers…
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Healing Relationships by Connecting Psychology to Mediation. Member Spotlight: Kongit Farrell

In the way to a satisfied and joyful living, many studies over the years confirmed that the capacity to cultivate positive and healthy relationships with others, and especially with the…
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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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